BY DALE T. McKINLEY JOHANNESBURG — "SACP in clash with ANC" and "ANC warned not to follow path of ZANU-PF" were some of the headlines that have graced the pages of South African newspapers following the latest political spat between the ruling
BY NORM DIXON According to a report published in the July 27 New Scientist, US defence contractors are developing a laser weapon for fighter aircraft that may be powerful enough to blind people on the ground, even if they are relatively far from
BY KATE CLUGSTON BATHURST — On July 30, Charles Sturt University (CSU) students protesting the proposed cutbacks to the Communications school will have taken action for 50 continuous days. The "Out of Order" campaign has now held the second
GLW celebrates BRISBANE — More than 100 people attended the Green Left Weekly 500th issue celebration dinner at the Ukranian Hall on July 20, which raised $1500 to help GLW keep producing. Congratulations to GLW were given by: Sam Watson,
BY NORM DIXON A bitter strike by the 120,000-strong South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has ended in victory. The strikers returned to work on July 22. SAMWU members had endured sustained police violence and state repression. One worker
Regan (USA); Peter Stone (Africa); Penny Tweedie (Australia, East Timor, Bangladesh); Anastasia Vrachnos (Indonesia); and Paul Weinberg (Africa), 21 Publishing Ltd "> Reporting the World: John Pilger's great eyewitness photographers Capturing
BY ROHAN PEARCE The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should reverse its newly announced policy of promoting the voluntary repatriation of refugees to Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on July 23. The
Protests held in solidarity with the Alamdar and Montazar Baktiyari, the Afghan boys who applied to Britain for asylum from Australia, were attended by 150 people in Sydney on July 21, 70 people in Melbourne on July 19 and another 50 people
BY FEDERICO FUENTES PERTH — On July 25, police launched an extremely brutal attack on a peaceful student protest. Thirty-five students were assaulted with batons and squirted with pepper spray. The students had gathered at Curtin University to
100-0 rule? "We don't have a 60-40 rule operating at any of the state conferences of the Liberal Party. We don't have 10, 20, 30, 40 or any percentage of votes allocated to business interests. But we do, very importantly, we have a broad sympathy


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