May 1 'carnival against capitalism' BY CHRIS WILLIAMS Aiming to take May Day, the annual workers' day, back to its militant roots, hundreds of mainly young radicals around the country demonstrated, marched, waved flags and chanted on May 1. In
BY JULIA PERKINS JAKARTA — After marching with thousands of other workers on Parliament House here on May 1, 1500 workers from the Indian-owned textile company Texmaco camped outside overnight to protest against their treatment by their employer
Incat workers denies pay rise despite huge profit BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Shipbuilding company Incat made a $53 million after-tax profit in 1998-99 — $17 million more than the previous year — yet Incat boss Craig Clifford is denying a
Largest strike in Norway for 14 years BY MARGARET ALLUM The largest strike in Norway for 14 years began on May 3, when almost 85,000 private sector workers rejected a new contract. Two-thirds of the union's rank-and-file membership voted against
Threat of action forces progress at Uni of Canberra BY PAT BREWER CANBERRA — After 18 months of stalling and evasion by management at the University of Canberra, enterprise agreement talks have progressed further in four weeks than they had in
Welfare rights need political defence COMMENT BY JONATHAN SINGER In its forthcoming budget, the federal Coalition government plans to announce more programs trialing extended "mutual obligation" provisions for all unemployed people, sole parents
INDONESIA: Budiman Sujatmiko: democracy is yet to be won BUDIMAN SUJATMIKO, chairperson of Indonesia's People's Democratic Party (PRD), has been active in the movement for democracy in his country since 1988, when he was a student at
OthelloBy William ShakespeareQuasimodoBondi Pavilion, Sydneyuntil May 14 Review by Brendan Doyle There are productions that stay with you long after you have left the theatre. This version of Shakespeare's classic tale of jealousy is one of them.
SYDNEY — Resistance believes that the level of community anger about the Olympics Games here lays the basis for large protest actions, and has pledged to mobilise high school and university students for protests during and leading up to the
A 'wogs'-eye view of white Australia Review by Peter Johnston and Bill Posters Looking for AlibrandiStarring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony LaPagliaDirected by Kate Woods This charming movie is a coming-of-age drama that leads us through
Maralinga: 'old test sites never die' BY JIM GREEN On April 16, ABC Radio National's Background Briefing lifted the lid on the troubled clean-up of the Maralinga region of north-west South Australia, contaminated by British nuclear weapons tests
Buddhist monks in Upper Burma are threatening a national uprising on May 25 if the repressive State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) does not agree to a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her Committee Representing the People's
COMMENT BY ROGER RAVEN PERTH — An election in Western Australia is certain within the next 12 months, maybe even within the next three, and another Labor loss seems likely. The release of Labor's state industrial relations policy won't delay the
BY STUART MARTIN CANBERRA — Members First, the rank-and-file group challenging the incumbents in the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), believes it is ready for the union's national office bearer election, which opened on May 5 and run
BY MARTIN RANALD SYDNEY — The latest International Olympics Committee representative to grace this city with a whistle-stop tour has probably managed to do more to harm the Olympics cause than several years of organisers' blunders. Anita de
Jane Austen with sex and politics Mansfield ParkStarring Frances O'Connor and Harold PinterDirected by Patricia Rozema Review by Jonathan Strauss I haven't read the Jane Austen novel of the same name, upon which this film is based, as well as her


Subscribe to 404