By Kerryn Williams Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) clubs are being established on universities across the country. Several clubs have already been launched, and more will form in the coming weeks. The Sydney University
The very latest draft I've taken the view that, in the end, to allow the whole preamble to the Constitution to fall over because of a personal passion for a word — "profit" — that we may all love very much would be a poor ordering of
Workers rally against Reith's 'second wave' By Robert Hodder MELBOURNE — More than 100,000 workers rallied and marched here on August 12 to fight industrial relations minister Peter Reith's "second wave" of anti-union laws. The proposed laws
Rejecting a phony choice In 1979, environmentalists in Tasmania launched a campaign to protect pristine wilderness rivers in the state's south-west from plans by the Hydro Electric Commission to construct a dam on the lower Gordon, which would have
DILI — On August 5, Green Left Weekly's Sam King spoke to MARIANO SABINO LOPEZ, chairperson of the central leadership council of the East Timorese Student Union (IMPETTU) and vice-president of East Timorese National Student Resistance (Renetil), an
By Jacqueline Clay ADELAIDE — Last week, nurses refused to close down beds in ward 6B at Flinders Medical Centre. Sixteen beds were to be closed on August 9, and management is talking about closing 30 to 60 beds to cover a $5 million budget
Write on: Letters to the editor Referendum I am perturbed about "invisible ink" on thumbs of "those who have voted" in East Timor. How will the illiterate people vote? Signing a cross? In Nicaragua I thought they (the illiterate) voted by
By Iggy Kim Since prehistoric times, humanity has been on the move. Driven by material compulsion, we have made the entire planet our own, adapting to all manner of climate and topography along the way. With the rise of class society, migration
By Sean Healy Scores of Indian villagers are threatening to drown themselves in the rising waters of the remote Narmada River in protest against the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The villagers, organised in the Narmada Bachao Andolan
On November 6, Australians will vote in a referendum on whether Australia becomes a republic or remains a constitutional monarchy. The model to be voted on is the "minimalist" one, which involves the least possible change: a simple replacement of the
Until recently, the oceans seemed so vast that no-one could imagine humans damaging them. Now, however, a decade of scientific research has shown that this view is mistaken. Human activities are degrading the oceans in numerous ways. The dominant
By Lachlan Malloch SYDNEY — Staff employed at Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes across NSW are desperately trying to fend off severe funding cuts and job losses. As part of the state Labor government's June budget, $35 million is
Aborigines call for preamble to include their sovereignty Aborigines call for preamble to include sovereignty By James Vassilopoulos CANBERRA — The Aboriginal Tent Embassy on August 10 demanded that any preamble to the constitution recognise
10 reasons to stop Badgerys Creek airport 1. Environmental pollution: the Badgerys Creek flight paths would traverse Warragamba Dam, which supplies most of Sydney's water. Dumped fuel, leaks or a plane crash could contaminate the dam. Vast numbers
Dorf and Beauty Ware picketers defiant By Chris Spindler MELBOURNE — Australian Manufacturing Workers Union members at the Beauty Ware and Dorf factories in Melbourne's south-east are maintaining picket lines in their battle to save their jobs.
By Robyn Marshall and Stella Riethmuller BRISBANE — About 300 women attended a rally in King George Square to celebrate National Abortion Rights Day, Sunday August 8. Abortion remains in the criminal code in every state in Australia, yet at least


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