Perth a city for cars BY ANTHONY BENBOW PERTH — A few years ago I saw a Perth street directory from the early 1960s. A snapshot of a city vastly different from the one of today, it was interesting to see not only the roads of the time, but also
Alcoa workers locked out BY ANTHONY BENBOW PERTH — Five hundred workers at aluminium company Alcoa's operations here have been locked out since early April as part of a union-busting exercise. The workers, members of the Communications,
Members First challenges Caird to repay money BY STUART MARTIN CANBERRA — The national secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), Wendy Caird, has been challenged to repay union money spent on a glossy brochure sent to all
BY RAY FULCHER MELBOURNE — Students at Melbourne University have had a resounding victory over the right-wing dominated Student Council. Over three days from April 17, students approved four referenda proposals, by margins of up to 90%, to
UNITED STATES: Elian's rescue a blow to 'Miami Mafia' ATLANTA — Almost five months after he was found adrift on the high seas near Florida, six-year-old Elian Gonzalez has been reunited with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, at a resort near
ACI backs down on lockout BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — In a major backdown, ACI has ended its 18-week lockout of workers at its glass mould manufacturing plant in Box Hill. Workers met on April 19 and voted to accept a new enterprise agreement
SRI LANKA: Unity in opposition to war The Sri Lankan government of Prime Minister Chandrika Kumaratunga was elected in 1994 on a promise to withdraw the Sri Lankan armed forces from the Tamil homeland and achieve an "honourable" solution to the
Maritime College locks out academics BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Academic staff were locked out of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston on April 20 and April 26 in response to industrial action by the academics' union. This was
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
MOSCOW — The Russian Supreme Court on April 13 confirmed the St Petersburg City Court's December 29 acquittal of Aleksandr Nikitin, accused of espionage for writing about the dangers of Russian nuclear submarines. The appeal by the prosecutor's
JAKARTA — April 15 marked the first anniversary of the establishment of an extraordinary organisation, the Indonesian Institute for the Study of 1965-1966 Massacre (YPKP). Its chairperson is Sulami, who was second secretary-general of Gerwani (the
The movement against the Vietnam War By Doug Lorimer April 30 was the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Saigon, marking the victory of the Vietnamese people over United States imperialism. In South Vietnam, the US sought to crush a
PAKISTAN: Labour Party congress a historic moment LAHORE — There was a tangible political confidence in the hall of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan as 138 delegates and 28 observers from around Pakistan worked hard through four days of
The Meaning of May Day BY DOUG LORIMER This week we commemorate May Day — May 1, 1890 — when the socialist workers in western Europe staged an internationally coordinated day of street demonstrations to demand the legislative restriction of
Winston and Kimbo: just for you! Such has been the massive public response to the announcement of the political aspirations of P.M. Winston — ventriloquist's dummy and the future DIY prime minister of Australia — that we at campaign
Tax workers reject pay offer MELBOURNE — Community and Public Sector Union members in the Australian Taxation Office have rejected, by an 88% margin, a management pay offer. The offer included a pay rise of 4% per year, conditional on


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