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Incumbents worried by union militants
BY CHRIS SPINDLER
The incumbents of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) leadership are resorting to dirty tricks to stave off the challenge by the militant Workers First ticket. Workers First's

Just after midnight on April 5, weary government and civic representatives inked a deal that put a halt to three weeks of sometimes violent national strikes in Costa Rica. The strikes were the largest mass protests seen in this Central American

BY KERRY BAKER
HOBART — One hundred people gathered at the International Wall of Friendship on April 11 to protest against the forced removal of the five remaining Kosovar refugees in Tasmania. The Sopjani family were being held by the

BY NICK FREDMAN
LISMORE — "There's something rotten in the state of Lismore!", thundered Maurie O'Sullivan, president of the NSW Public Sector Association, at a picket and rally at Southern Cross University (SCU) here on April 11. O'Sullivan was

SOUTH KOREA: Car workers fight back
An estimated 80,000 car workers in South Korea are on strike. Workers from Daewoo initiated the walk-out to protest the proposed sale of their company to a foreign monopoly. The workers are demanding the

BY MARG PERROTT
WOLLONGONG — "Sold down the alley", "Absolutely shocking" and "It was a waste of time [going out on strike]" — these were some of the comments by cleaners following a meeting with their union on April 12. On April 7, 200

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., for the World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint meeting on April 18-19, will take up where those who protested in Seattle in December against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) left off: they will seek to

BY JOHN GAUCI
A comprehensive agreement between the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) and the Independent Education Union (IEU) was reached on April 14. The agreement applies to all Catholic dioceses and relevant Catholic

Black Book
I wish to add some complementary information to Phil Shannon's excellent review of the Black Book of Communism that appeared in GLW #400.
What the media circus in France forgot to mention when the book was released there, through

Martial law was declared in Bolivia in the early hours of April 8 by President Hugo Banzer. The drastic move came at the end of a week of protests, general strikes and transportation blockades that brought large parts of the Latin American country to

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