BY STUART ROSS The Ulster Defense Association (UDA) — also known as the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) — has announced that it will be withdrawing its support for the Good Friday Agreement. "We can no longer remain silent in our criticism of
BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — Maribyrnong City Councillor Sara Coward has added her support to a planned community rally which will call for the closure of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre. The rally, scheduled for Footscray on July
BY MAX LANE There are now more political prisoners in Indonesia than there were during the last 12 months of General Suharto's 32-year rule. There are at least seven leaders of the West Papua independence movement in jail, some now on trial for
Anti-Howard protest SYDNEY — One hundred protesters converged on Prime Minister John Howard's electoral office at Gladesville on July 19 to protest his government's attacks on workers, students, pensioners and the unemployed. Organised by
BY EVA CHENG A February 7 pay deal, signed by plantation owners and the yellow union, the National Union of Plantation Workers, has proven to be a farce and a sell-out, the Plantation Workers Support Committee declared on July 19. The deal was
BY JODY BETZIEN MELBOURNE — Having arrived at his St Kilda press conference more than an hour late, Michael Franti was quick to break with the convention and respectability of the expensive surrounds of the Astor Hotel. Sitting on the back of
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — After months of union and community pressure, tin mining company Renison Bell, located on Tasmania's west coast, finally agreed on July 12 to conduct an assessment of the risks associated with its 56-hour weekly work
By Stephen Marks Workers at a maquiladora (foreign-owned assembly plant) in Nicaragua's Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone have defeated an attempt to break their union after a year-long struggle. On May 10, as the result of a court order, the
An Evergreen IslandFrontyard FilmsMade by Mandy King and Fabio CavadiniScreening on SBS, 7.30pm Saturday, July 28 REVIEW BY MARK ABBERTON In 1989, the people of Bougainville closed down one of the world's largest copper mines, which was reaping
BY LARA PULLIN CANBERRA — On July 14, the conflict between police and protesters at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy site turned violent. A police car ran into indigenous custodian Daryl Bloomfield, knocking him onto its bonnet in full view of TV


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