By Marina Carman and Chris Latham JAKARTA — On November 9, we met with activists from Forkap (Women's Communication and Action Forum) at the University of Indonesia. Forkap was formed after a student demonstration in early 1998, during which
Democracy and direct elections By Allen Myers According to numerous polls, a major reason for the defeat of the republic referendum was the desire of many voters for a republic in which the president is directly elected. The referendum
Vyborg workers defeat state militia In July and October, armed police units called "Typhoon" and bosses' mercenaries in the Leningrad region of Russia failed to take military control of the Vyborg pulp and paper mill from the workers' who have been
Queensland anti-abortionists go on the rampage By Kamala Emanuel and Robyn Marshall COOLUM — Queensland National Party MP Fiona Simpson has said she will bring a private member's bill to limit late-term abortions. The threat follows anti-choice
Casuals strike in Land Titles Office By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — Casual workers at the Victorian Land Titles Office held four-hour strikes at the beginning of each of their shifts on November 14 and 15. The workers, members of the Australian
Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold WarBy Frances SaundersGranta, 1999509 pp., $49.95 (hb) Review by Phil Shannon For an organisation which has spied on citizens, manipulated elections, overthrown governments, supported dictatorships,
NSW teachers reject government 'insult' By Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — At least 20,000 teachers marched on New South Wales parliament on November 18 to protest against the government's pay and conditions proposal. Some estimates put the attendance
NTEU wins coverage of general staff By Daniel Jardine A decision handed down on November 15 by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission will give the National Tertiary Education Industry Union the right to cover general, non-academic, staff
Bikes for Timor Some progressive people, such as Patrik, Ian M, Vaugn T, and I set out to rectify capitalism's extreme waste by collecting things and fixing them usually all by ourselves, without enabling ourselves to prioritise our work towards
Correction In an article in issue #383 about the new charges against framed South African poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, we gave an incorrect e-mail address for those readers wishing to send messages of solidarity to him via the Campaign for Release of
Drug war 'a smokescreen' By Graham Matthews BRISBANE — The Resistance Centre here opened itself to the cool breeze of the Caribbean on November 17 with a Green Left Weekly forum to discuss strategies for the left in Latin America. El Salvadoran
MIM criticised over accident BRISBANE — A young football hero who lost both legs in an underground mining accident was exposed to unacceptable risk by mining giant MIM, the Queensland Mining Warden's Court determined on November 15. On January
Kuzbass Workers Council elected By Steve Myers Four hundred and twenty-five factory committee delegates, plus observers from across Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, attended the Kuzbass Workers Conference in Novokuznetsk this month. The Kuzbass is
By Dave Holmes Resistance Books, the publishing house associated with Resistance and the Democratic Socialist Party, has completed its most successful year to date. With 1999 not yet over, it has brought out 14 titles — eight books and six
Students protest in Burkino Faso OUAGADOUGOU — Hundreds of students demonstrated on November 16 to demand the reinstatement of their colleagues who where expelled from Sabou and Koudougou high schools, 100 km outside the capital. The angry
The transition in East Timor By Avelino da Silva Before the August 30 referendum, the Socialist Party of Timor (PST) had called for the formation of a transitional Democratic Collective Government to represent all the existing political forces in


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