The decision by Indonesian President B.J. Habibie on January 27 to allow the people of East Timor to choose between autonomy within Indonesia and independence prompted a reaction within the Indonesian armed forces, the Indonesian National Army (TNI,
Ocalan's execution will trigger 'new uprising' warns PKK By Norm Dixon The presidential council of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on June 10 warned the Turkish government and military that the Kurdish people would launch a "new uprising" if
Democrats: Can the bastards survive? By Sue Boland Public outrage at the goods and services tax deal was fuelled by the realisation that the Australian Democrats are just as prepared to do grubby deals as the "bastards" they are supposedly
Pesticides on apples endanger US children Ten years after the US public demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the cancer-causing pesticide Alar, children are no better protected from pesticides in the nation's food supply,
India: the perils of pro-Congress politics By Dipankar Bhattacharya DELHI — Amidst deepening political instability and collapsing coalitions, India is awaiting yet another mid-term election, in September-October. This will be the fifth election
By Max Lane As counting of votes in Indonesia's June 7 election continues, more and more reports are emerging of vote rigging and cheating by the ruling Golkar party. The University Rectors Network for a Fair Election identified electoral
Bilingual cuts reveal racism in education By Natalie Zirngast DARWIN — In December the Country Liberal government in the Northern Territory decided to phase out bilingual teaching programs in 20 schools in remote indigenous communities. The
Meeting the workers of Solo By Edward Johnstone Solo is a small city by Indonesian standards — around 1 million people. It is also the centre of the textile industry for Central Java. Numerous textile factories, each covering hectares and
Timbarra: fighting corporate greed By Corinne Batt-Rawden LISMORE — On June 7, more than 80 protesters gathered at Timbarra Mountain, near Tenterfield in northern NSW, in an action against the Timbarra gold mine. The activists, who came from
Divorcing reality Divorcing JackDirected by David Caffrey Review by Tyrion Perkins The first thing I heard about Divorcing Jack was that it was a controversial film set a year in the future, in an independent Northern Ireland. It sounded
Celtic heavy metal? IndomitusSamainBloodless Creations through Modern Invasion MusicA Journey's EndPrimordialMisanthropy RecordsVisit <http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~nbassett/primordial/> Review by Ben Courtice I was attracted to the CD by
By Kathy New "It is your choice", I am told as I begin to tune out to yet another lecture as part of my "mutual obligation" activities. "But if you do choose to leave, you should be aware that your benefits may be suspended." Some choice! It is
Union Power By Geoff Francis The US Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!) has released a new CD by the Whiteville Choir — Union Power. The CD can be purchased on the internet at Hard Miles Music,
By John Tomlinson The federal minister for employment and industrial relations, Peter Reith, says we can't afford to pay young people the same wages as an adult for identical work. Their youth justifies lower wages, even though we, as a nation,
[The following communiqué was issued in May by the command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army.] Once again the State Department of the United States, has classified the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's
Good turnout at activist conference By Mel Bull MELBOURNE — On June 5-6 more than 200 people attended the "Educate and Activate" weekend conference at Melbourne University. The weekend was attended by land rights and environmental activists


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