PAKISTAN: Authorities arrest unionists LAHORE — Military authorities in Hyderabad in southern Sind province briefly imprisoned 11 trade unionists and have now charged them with "breaching the peace" in an attempt to crush an attempt to form a
BY MARY MERKENICH The Victorian state coroner has been asked to investigate the case of a Melbourne woman whose pregnancy was terminated at 32 weeks after she learned that her child was likely to be a dwarf. The Royal Women's Hospital has suspended
President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) was severely mauled by the nine-month-old, trade union-backed Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe's June 24-25 general election. ZANU-PF barely
International conference against neo-liberalism GENEVA — Nearly 600 people from all over the world attended three days of intense discussion and exchange of experiences here, June 22-24. The common focus of the participants, who represented some
BY MELANIE SJOBERG The Australian Financial Review claimed breathlessly that the "new" leaders of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, president Sharan Burrow and secretary Greg Combet, "unveiled a radical policy agenda that shifts the union
Jessie Mary (Bon) Hull, March 28, 1915-June 16, 2000 BY MARY MERKENICH I recently read with sadness that Bon Hull had died. Apparently, she died after a short illness. The obituary I read, by Sue Jackson, Judy Morton, Jean Taylor and Dianne Vale,
The sinking of the overloaded Cahaya Bahari ferry on July 6 — which killed at least 481 Christian refugees fleeing the latest outburst of violence in Indonesia — highlighted the scale of the human tragedy unfolding in the north-eastern province
Indonesia's most prominent left-wing political party, the People's Democratic Party (PRD), has filed a 5.5 billion rupiah (US$617,000) lawsuit against Suharto over the ailing former dictator's role in the July 27, 1996 attack on the offices of the
Emotionally powerful stories of real people Caution to the WindBy Phil Cohen and Patricia FordHard Miles MusicOrder at <http://metalab.unc.edu/hardmile> REVIEW BY BARRY HEALY Politically conscious folk music first came to prominence in
Networker: What does ADSL spell? It's new, it's exciting, it's wonderful, it's ADSL. Okay, so the marketing departments didn't get to choose the name, but they are certainly leading the latest charge in internet technologies. ADSL stands for


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