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East Timor: Jobless confronted by anti-riot troops By Vanja Tanaja DILI — United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (NTAET) security forces threatened to use anti-riot gear against 800 job seekers seeking information on their job
A deep look at shallow news The Shallow EndWritten by Doug LucieNew Theatre, SydneyShowings until April 29MCA Ticketing 9873 3575 BY WENDY VARNEY Capitalism's new levels of aggression and ruthlessness are nowhere more evident than in the media,
BY TIM GOODEN GEELONG — Five hundred members of the Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) marched into the Melbourne headquarters of Telstra on March 30 and occupied its ground floor to protest against the company's job-shedding
South Asia: Anti-Clinton protests suppressed US President Bill Clinton's late March visit to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh was met with a barrage of protests from left and democratic forces resisting Washington's increased efforts to plunder the
MELBOURNE — It was very pleasing to read in GLW #398 two articles related to the insane drug war that has resulted from the global prohibition of certain drugs. I am a peer educator who has been working intimately with mainly "illicit" drug users
Monsanto, Fox TV and censorship Two US former investigative journalists toured Australia in March to raise awareness of a lawsuit they have filed against Rupert Murdoch's Fox television network. Jane Akre and Steve Wilson allege they were unfairly
Protests against forest agreements Environmentalists staged protests across the country on March 31 against the failure of regional forest agreements (RFAs) to protect old-growth forests from logging. In Melbourne, conservationists condemned Steve
Britain: British Nuclear Fools Ltd The future of the Sellafield plant, operated by British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in northern England, is in jeopardy following safety lapses, cover-ups, an act of sabotage by a BNFL employee, economic
INDONESIA: Thousands demonstrate against subsidy cuts By James Balowski Thousands of students, civil servants and other workers protested in Indonesia on April 1 against cuts to subsides on fuel, public transport and electricity. The
Mike's Militia Among the local stay-at-home-on-Tuesday-nights population of part-time couch potatoes, there may be some of you who were fortunate enough to catch Mike Moore's The Awful Truth on SBS TV. As a card-carrying member of Mike's
IRELAND: Strike-hit firms say send in army Employers in Ireland have called for the army to be brought in to run the public transport system hit by a wave of bus and rail strikes. A spokesperson for the Irish employers' federation said the republic
The man they couldn't tame The HurricaneStarring Denzel Washington and Vicellous Reon ShannonDirected by Norman JewisonWritten by Armyan Bernstein and Dan GordonUniversal Pictures Review by Arun Pradhan "My real problems began when the Saturday