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Indonesia's generals may still get away with murder By Jonathan Singer The Indonesian and United Nations human rights commissions have released their reports on the massive human rights violations that occurred in East Timor in 1999. The
National Textiles workers confront Howard By Adam Leemanand Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — On February 4, sacked workers from National Textiles protested outside the Williamtown RAAF Base. A delegation of the workers met with PM John Howard in an
By Justin Randell BRISBANE — The University of Queensland student union executive has told the National Tertiary Education Industry Union that it does not intend to publicise the NTEU's industrial campaign during student orientation week on
By Emma Webb ADELAIDE — Nearly a year after its formation on March 26, the Arabunna Going Home camp is planning to return to the shores of Lake Eyre. The camp was established to protest the Roxby Downs uranium mine which, according to the
Lupin You By the members of the DSP and Resistance in Adelaide Friends and comrades of Lupin You (Seong Mi You) were devastated to hear of her death in a car accident on January 31. She was 28 years old. The accident occurred as Lupin was
Hobart art school under attack HOBART — Students at the University of Tasmania will meet on February 7 to plan their campaign against the university administration's plans for the School of Fine Arts. The university wants to cut the number
1240 asylum seekers on hunger strike in WA By Sean Healy Green Left Weekly has learned that 1240 asylum seekers detained at the Curtin air base in Derby, far-north Western Australia, are on hunger strike to protest against the conditions in which
Opposition mounts to NSW pay offer By Frances Sheehan SYDNEY — Opposition is growing amongst members of the NSW Public Service Association (PSA) to the state Labor government's latest pay offer. Members are also angry at their union leaders'
By May Sari JAKARTA — Thousands protested against the meeting of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) — which includes 30 donor countries and is chaired by the World Bank — on February 1. The meeting considered the Indonesian
By Dick Nichols HAVANA, Cuba — What happens when you pour into one pot more than 800 economists from 58 countries representing nearly every viewpoint on the analytical and political spectrum? That's what occurred here on January 24-28 when some
Comment by Michael Bull The construction division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is in good shape to win a shorter working week. Its campaign for a 36-hour work week is the next step in the Victorian branch's
The others don't count "We protected around 4000 foreigners ... staff from the UNAMET stayed in East Timor for four months and no one was killed." — General Wiranto claiming that the Human Rights Commission report on the Indonesian military's
The Torch MELBOURNE — Fuelled by sporting and nationalist zeal, aiming to impress the eyes of the world, the torch is heading towards Sydney for the 2000 Olympics. As the nation's dust is disturbed, the ghosts emerge from the shadows — the
By Graham Williams GEELONG — Three hundred workers rallied outside the gates of the BHP wire mill here on February 4. Delegations of workers from the vehicle and metal divisions of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), the Textiles,
Battle for the Mater heats up By Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — The dispute over the future of the Mater Hospital was given a substantial boost when more than 1500 people attended a public meeting here on February 2 to demand extra state government
By Dave Matthews The federal Coalition government showed its true colours on Australia Day (January 26) by announcing it's latest plan to harass unemployed people. The plan involves tightening the government's grip on dole recipients

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