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White workers on South Africa's railways (Transnet), traditionally some of the most conservative and racist in outlook, are starting to join the predominantly black South African Railway and Harbour Workers' Union. SARHWU is affiliated with the
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — On January 28, the day Greenpeace released a videotape of a large and rare reef endangered by an ocean sewer outfall due to begin operation at the famous Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland, hundreds of dead penguins
By Jack Colhoun The Olin Corporation shipped the last of 15 mercury cells from its closed chlor-alkali plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to the Electroquimica Pennwalt, S.A. (ELPESA) plant in Managua, Nicaragua, in early December. The closed
By Norm Dixon South African President F.W. de Klerk has urged Israel to rapidly acquire the state arms manufacturer, Armscor. The Southscan news service reported recently that this was the main reason for de Klerk's visit to Israel last
To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History By Edmund Wilson Penguin, 1991 (first published 1940). 590 pp. $18.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Amidst the triumphant brayings of conservatives about the collapse of
By Sam Wainwright HOBART — About 5000 people participated in a January 29 protest over funding cuts and staff shortages at Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania's major tertiary referral hospital. The demonstration, organised by the Save the
By Greg Adamson CANBERRA — "Stop the Labor/Liberal program of sack, slash, tax and sell!" is the slogan being raised in the February 15 ACT Legislative Assembly elections by Democratic Socialist candidate Lara Pullin. The Labor and Liberal
By David Johanson MELBOURNE — Rank and file postal workers have launched a campaign called Keep Australia Post Public (KAPP) and are calling for support in their fight to save Australia's post offices and their jobs. Under Australia Post
Puerto Rico still denied self-determination The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation has adopted a resolution urging the United States to establish as soon as possible a legal framework to enable the Puerto Rican people "to
By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Canteen workers at BHP's Port Kembla steelworks have struck for at least five days over plans by their new employer, Advance Food Systems, to reduce their number from 108 to 68. The new canteen contractor wants to

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