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BY KATRINA BARBEN BRISBANE — Industrial action by workers at the Australian Communications Exchange has led to a significant breakthrough in negotiations, management agreeing in advance to implement a Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
SEOUL — The protests against the Asia-Europe parliamentary meetings (ASEM) on October 20 (O20) in Seoul were very lively, youthful and colourful (see GLW #425). However, they also reflected the most pressing problems facing the South Korean left
BY GEOFF FRANCIS HOBART — Tasmania's Huon Valley has a population of only a few thousand people, but it is set to become the scene of one of the largest environmental struggles in this state since the campaign against the Franklin Dam in the
Women rallied across Australia on October 27 to "Reclaim the Night" and protest against violence against women. In Sydney, Lauren Carroll Harris reports, 1000 women and children assembled in Hyde Park for the rally, which was kicked off with a
BY NADYA STANI SYDNEY — Gwen and Joan have spent the day at the Paralympics being inspired by the athletes. "They're just terrific", said Joan. Mitchell, who brought his son with him from Orange in western NSW, said he takes the Paralympics
The Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) has expressed "grave concern" at the announcement by the Australian government that military aid to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) will be boosted by $10 million, on top of the present annual
BY JIM GREEN The Australian Conservation Foundation's recently released document "Natural Advantage: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Australia" provides a forward-looking vision for a clean, green economy and, in the process, renders obsolete the
BY PETER BOYLE An important aspect of the September 11-13 protests (S11) against the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Melbourne — which made them politically more advanced than the earlier Seattle and Washington protests — was the relative
Students at Waikato University have paid a heavy price for a decision two years ago to implement voluntary student membership of the Waikato Student Union. But they have now rescinded that decision, voting overwhelmingly to reinstate compulsory
Private privilege Not owning a BMW is bearable. But having untreated health problems or missing out on a good education can really disadvantage you. Private privilege in health and education is more repugnant than in most other areas. This is
SYDNEY — The Anin Murak choir, from East Timor's devastated Dili region, is touring NSW. Money raised will go to an education fund to support the young singers, who have no school facilities in their district. The tour is being organised with the
BY TONY ILTIS& SUSAN PRICE MELBOURNE — Labor Premier Steve Bracks had lied about protester violence at the S11 blockade of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, a protest of 200 outside the ALP's state conference on October 21 was told. Paddy
BY TIM STEWART More than a few Brisbane unionists added their name to the S11 campaign, inviting speakers to address delegate meetings and pitching in money towards sending buses to Melbourne for the blockade of the World Economic Forum meeting,
REVIEW BY BILL NEVINS Angel of New OrleansDavid RoeRoyal Rags Records, New Orleans<davidroe111@email.msn.com> If you are wandering New Orleans' French Quarter streets, you will likely come upon what seems to be a statue of an angel, all
BY BEN COURTICE MELBOURNE — Plant operators at the Qenos refinery in Altona, owned by oil giant ExxonMobil, have been locked out of work in a dispute over staffing levels. Management at the plant, formerly called Kemcor, wanted to put a clause
The Israeli military machine's current repression against unarmed Palestinian civilians protesting against the Jewish state's colonial occupation of their national homeland has been so brutal that even Israel's chief sponsor, the United States, felt

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