BY JOHN GAUCI Jamieson Park is a 42.8 hectare bushland reserve in Sydney's northern beach suburbs. It is under the control of the Warringah municipal council. On June 2, 60 concerned local residents gathered near the Jamieson Park Sailing Club to

The Indonesian government has an almost "pathological hostility to separatism", Dr Ed Aspinall, lecturer in South-East Asian Studies at Sydney University, told a forum on July 2.

BY WERNER COHRS [Werner Cohrs was a candidate for SA branch secretary in the June elections for the Maritime Union of Australia. Although Cohrs was not elected, militants did well in the elections, gaining control of two of the three union
BY CHRIS PICKERING WOLLONGONG — Beginning on July 3, members of the Public Service Association and the TAFE Teachers Association employed at the Upper Illawara Institute of TAFE began implementing an indefinite ban on the collection and
BY SARAH STEPHEN It is ironic that a new law giving the ASIO secret police agency draconian powers was passed on June 26, a day after the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Orwell. If he were alive today, Orwell would have had some great
BY LIAM MITCHELL SYDNEY — After nearly 16 weeks on strike, 40 workers at can manufacturer Morris McMahon returned to work on July 2. They won a union-endorsed enterprise bargaining agreement and a number of improvements in their conditions. The
BY VANNESSA HEARMAN MELBOURNE — "We need a new political and economic order", Aleida Guevara, Cuban paediatrician and eldest daughter of legendary Latin American revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara told 900 people who packed out Storey Hall on
BY DOUG LORIMER Nigeria remains locked in a general strike, after talks between the government and the country's main trade union federation, the Nigerian Labour Congress, broke down on July 3. "The strike continues", declared NLC president Adams
Everyone Deserves MusicMichael Franti and SpearheadBoo Boo wax records, through Liberation Music Australia. REVIEW BY CRAIG BULLEY The recent Australian release of the Michael Franti and Spearhead album Everyone Deserves Music will be followed up
BY JEFF SHANTZ The death toll from the ongoing war in the Congo, which began in 1998, is higher than in any other since World War II, with an estimated 4.7 million killed in the last four years alone. The International Rescue Committee (IRC), an
BY EVA CHENG Between 500,000 and 700,000 people flooded the streets of Hong Kong on July 1, in an angry protest against the scheduled finalisation of an anti-subversion law on July 9. The Hong Kong government pressed ahead with the legislation,
BY ZOE KENNY MELBOURNE — On June 26, the Latin American Film Society Filmoteca held a special film screening which showcased three films about Che Guevara at Federation Square's Australian Centre for the Moving Image. My father, Che: a
BY GRAHAM WILLIAMS MELBOURNE — More than 700 workers mobilised on July 3 at Footscray's Whitten Oval, as part of a campaign to win a new enterprise bargaining agreement across the Victorian manufacturing industry. This round of pattern
BY DUNCAN MEERDING & ALBY DALLAS HOBART — A public forum on health and education was attended by 50 people on July 2. Held at the Republic Bar, a popular left-wing pub, the meeting was organised by the Socialist Alliance. The participants
Brazil Luke Fomiatti's letter (Write On, GLW #544) is not informed, but is based on wishful thinking. Fomiatti seems to know little of what is going on in Brazil and even less about the way in which the Lula regime is being received by the left
BY PAUL BENEDEK SYDNEY — Six police officers prevented film reviewer Margaret Pomeranz, journalist David Marr and others from playing a DVD of the US film Ken Park to a packed out Balmain Town Hall audience of 400 adults on July 3. Ken Park was


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