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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
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
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
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 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
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

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