BY SAROJINI KRISHNAPILLAI For the third consecutive year, the Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory is on the agenda of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee (WHC), the international body charged with protecting the World Heritage values of
Accidental good Writing more than a century ago, Frederick Engels commented that the outcome of scientific and technological development always has unexpected consequences. He gave the example of the discovery of alcoholic distillation
The following are remarks made by US Greens presidential candidate Ralph Nader to the National Press Club on November 8: The Green Party is alive and well. This campaign has established the Greens as a viable political force. We are now third
BY MAX LANE JAKARTA — On November 14, six members of the Central Leadership Council of the People's Democratic Party (KPP-PRD) announced the formation of the Democratic Socialist Association (PDS). The six members are Coen Hussein Pontoh, Dhyta
BY BRONWYN JENNINGS BALLARAT — Bans imposed by trade union members at Ballarat University have broken the stalemate in negotiations between management and staff. The bans, which came into effect on November 13, were imposed on exam supervision
BY PETER LIMB Mass strikes and protests have shaken Africa's last absolute monarchy. A movement, led by the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU), political and student groups, has been demanding labour and democratic reforms. In response,
BY PAT BREWER HAVANA — "We affirm our conviction that the Cuban people have the unquestionable right to construct their own model of economic, political and social development, to decide their own future without interference or aggression and to
BY NICOLE HILDER WOLLONGONG — Left-wing students at Wollongong university fended off a challenge from the right-wing and regained control over the Student Representative Council (SRC) in elections held on October 24-26. The left won all office
BY JONATHAN STRAUSS The recent purchase by Foundation Health Care of the Medihelp medical centre chain means 1000 general practitioners, about 5% of all those in Australia, will be contracted to Foundation. Foundation managing director Ken Jones
BY SUE BOLAND If you want an example of classic government whitewash, you need look no further than the report of the Telecommunications Service Inquiry which was released by the was released by the government on October 12. The outcome of the
On October 29, 26 million Brazilians voted for municipal governments in cities where no candidate had won an absolute majority after the first round of voting on October 1. Brazil's left-wing Workers Party (PT) won 13 of the 16 cities where it had
BY DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO — Their hands sewed the clothes you're wearing, and the ones in your closet. They picked the vegetables on your plate and cut the meat in your refrigerator. These hands stuffed chips into the motherboard of your
BY MARGARET GLEESON SYDNEY — An estimated 80,000 people marched from Redfern Oval to Sydney Town Hall on November 12 to demand the inclusion of the South Sydney "Rabbitohs" football team in the 2001 National Rugby League competition. The massive
BY TIM GOODEN& SUE BULL DELHI — Workers are locked out of a car manufacturing plant, scabs are brought in and workers are told to sign individual contracts before they can return to work. The new contracts require workers not to participate in
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — A new Palestine Human Rights Campaign was launched at a meeting of Palestine solidarity activists on November 18. The group will provide a coordinating centre for activities here in solidarity with the Palestinian
REVIEW BY WULLIE MCGARTLAND Let's Get FreeBy Dead PrezLoud RecordsOrdering details at <http://www.loud.com> You could be forgiven for thinking that hip hop nowadays is all about flashy cars, big guns, scantily clad women and men


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