Jabiluka faces another obstacle By Jim Green The future of the Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory is in doubt. The Northern Land Council (NLC), following a full council meeting on October 19-21, advised Energy Resources of Australia
Ecologically sound sounds for CD surfers Music for Our Mother Ocean 3Various artistsSurfdog/Hollywood Records through Festival Review by Barry Healy The Surfrider Foundation is a Queensland-based organisation of surfies trying to clean up the
By Jim Green Accomplishing as little as possible was the aim of some participants — including the United States and Australian governments — at the fifth conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany,
By Dot Tumney On November 4, the Supreme Court of South Australia overturned a damages award of more than $50,000 to Hindmarsh Island developers Tom and Wendy Chapman. The damages were awarded by the District Court last year after the Chapmans
Court rules against Rio Tinto A Federal Court ruling has found that three union delegates at the Rio Tinto-owned Hunter Valley No. 1 colliery were victimised when they had leave for union business "unreasonably refused". The company threatened the
By Tony Iltis HOBART — On November 1, 120 Kosovar Albanian refugees still housed at the Brighton army barracks in Tasmania were loaded onto an early morning flight to the Bandiana camp in northern Victoria, where they will remain until their
SYDNEY — The State Rail Authority has been accused of breaching privacy laws by using electronic data received from station ticket machines to take disciplinary action against rail workers. Rail unions say 10 workers had faced disciplinary action,
Indonesian union refused legal status By Sam King JAKARTA — The independent Workers' Committee for Reform Action (KOBAR) is made up of factory-level trade unions in six industrial sectors in Jakarta. It is affiliated to the Indonesian National
By Zanny Begg Amongst the student left there has been increasing support for "autonomous organising" of the oppressed. Tactical discussions about the best path towards liberation for groups such as women, gays and lesbians, and indigenous people
By Russell Mokhiberand Robert Weissman The criminal element has seeped deep into every nook and cranny of US society. Forget about the underworld — these crooks dominate every aspect of our market, culture, and politics. They cast a deep dark
By Maree Roberts CANBERRA — Community and Public Sector Union members in the ACT have responded quickly to a scurrilous attack on the political affiliations of some candidates in the union's elections. Ballot papers were being sent out when many
'Left Wing' Communism — An Infantile DisorderBy V.I LeninSydney: Resistance Books, 1999149 pp., 10.95 Review by Ben Courtice In April 1920, the Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin wrote a book for the international communist movement,
Timorese: don't outlaw union solidarity The National Council of Timorese Resistance last month called on the Australian Democrats to block the federal Coalition government's "second wave" of anti-union laws, the October 22 Workers Online, the NSW
ASIET plans solidarity in Adelaide By Bronwen Beechey ADELAIDE — Members of Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor met on October 31 to plan activities for the last part of the year. Among proposals adopted by the meeting were a
By Russell McGilton MELBOURNE — Twice in the three months to October, the private operators of the Women's Metropolitan Correction Centre in Deer Park have used chemical weapons to quell prisoners' demands. CS gas (often misleadingly called "tear
Cops attack Reclaim the Streets action By Kath O'Driscoll LISMORE — Police viciously attacked a peaceful Reclaim the Streets demonstration and party here on November 5. At least 10 people were attacked with capsicum spray; three were taken to


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