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BY TROY SAXBY NEWCASTLE — Two independent candidates have been elected as President and Women's Officer of the Newcastle University Students Association (NUSA) under electoral regulations designed to discriminate against political parties.
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Contracted potato growers have accepted an offer by McCain to pay an extra $22 per tonne this year and another $9 per tonne next year for potatoes. This is an important win even though farmers had originally been
BY NORM DIXON The Congress of South African Trade Unions has confirmed that its 1.8 million members will strike on August 29 and 30 to protest against the African National Congress government's privatisation program. Not only has COSATU slammed
BY LESLIE RICHMOND ADELAIDE — Readying for a state election, the South Australian Liberal Party has launched a populist new "tough on drugs" campaign, which law reform advocates warn will turn back the clock on legal attitudes to drug use.
BY JIM GREEN A report written by a US nuclear consultancy firm calls the bluff on the federal government's claim that a new nuclear reactor is required in Australia to produce medical isotopes. The report, titled Alternatives to a 20 Megawatt
BY MARK WAKEHAM & KIRSTEN BLAIR DARWIN — Natural gas is currently being depicted as a clean source of energy, which will help to wean the industrialised world away from its dependence on oil and coal and play a key role in Australia's response to
Munyaradzi Gwisai, the Zimbabwe ISO's charismatic young MP, told Green Left Weekly that new possibilities have opened up for the left internationally. The collapse of the Stalinist movement, which discredited socialists in the eyes of the working
Technology access I found Sean Healy's "No technofix for Third World poor" (GLW #460) a valuable description of the relationship between technology and society, but in error in its discussion of the internet. The internet is the first globally
BY MARK BROWN The city of Glasgow has been shocked by the racist murder of Kurdish asylum seeker Firsat Yildiz in the Sighthill area on August 4. A refugee from the vicious repression of the Turkish state, 22-year-old Firsat was walking home with
Tafadzwa Choto, ISO Zimbabwe's national coordinator, urged activists protesting at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane in October not to be taken in by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's "anti-imperialist" rhetoric. "Mugabe talks

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