BY PIP HINMAN She is one of Asia's most significant trade union leaders. Dita Sari, the 30-year-old chairperson of the independent Indonesian National Front for Labour Struggles (FNPBI), achieved notoriety for her refusal to be bought off. Most
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Over the last two weeks, Socialist Alliance branches in Sydney have been attempting, without success, to get clarification from the Palm Sunday 2002 committee of why alliance members have been banned from attending Palm
BY DITA SARI [The following statement was issued on March 8 by Dita Sari, chairperson of the Indonesian National Front for Labour Struggles (FNPBI).] International Women's Day is not just an annual tradition. This isn't also just a celebration.
SAN FRANCISCO — In a recent news release, the Canadian Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC group) announced that the biotechnology industry continues to aggressively pursue the development of genetically modified seeds
The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 2000 $29, paperback BY RJURIK DAVIDSON In August 1967, 15 or so “hippies” took a tour of the New York Stock Exchange. There, at the Mecca of global commerce, the
BY SAM WAINWRIGHT Only one day after an angry March 14 meeting of State Transit Authority (STA) bus drivers voted to strike for 48 hours in pursuit of their wage claim, the executive of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has deferred the action. The
BY JOHN PILGER LONDON — Almost 30 years after the violent destruction of the reformist government of Salvador Allende in Chile, a repeat performance is being planned in Venezuela. Little of this has been reported in Britain. Indeed, little is
BY NORM DIXON On March 13, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was officially pronounced the winner of the March 9-11 presidential election with 55% of the vote. Mugabe's "victory" over opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) candidate
BY NORM DIXON Some 100,000 trade unionists and anti-corporate activists filled the streets of Barcelona on March 14 to call for a "social Europe". The protest came as the European Union summit prepared to meet on March 16-17 in the Catalan
BY ALISON DELLIT It would be easy to think, watching Channel 10's ever-so-hip coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, that homophobia in Australia was in retreat. But the March 12 attack, under parliamentary privilege, by cabinet


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