BY AMEER SHAHUL BANGALORE — A major controversy is brewing in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh over the proposed mining of uranium deposits near a remote village in Nalgonda district. Environmental groups and the local community have
BY ALISON THORNE It was standing room only in the Federal Court on August 28. People had mobilised to hear Judge Robert Lasnik present his findings on a challenge by Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) candidate Linda Averill to the City of Seattle. At
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BY MARY MERKENICH For the first time, education unions across Australia are planning to take co-ordinated action to protest against the pay offers to teachers and education funding policies of state governments. NSW, Victorian and WA teachers and
Undrinkable!, Alien Tort Claims Act"> COLOMBIA: Coca-Cola sues workers' union The Panamco Colombia (Coca-Cola's Colombian branch) has filed charges of slander in the Southern Federal District Court of Florida against the leadership of the
UWS funding protest SYDNEY — Thirty students and staff at the Kingswood campus of the University of Western Sydney protested on September 4 against the federal government's planned cuts to university funding, under which UWS stands to lose over
BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — On September 5, 600 people participated in a rally and march to defend and extend Medicare. The rally was called in response to the federal government's refusal to ensure universal free access to general practitioners'
BY BRADLEY SIMS ALBANY, WA — A soccer team will be dismantled, teachers feel their work is futile, workers will lose work-mates, landlords will lose tenants, friends will lose friends, businesses will lose customers and a local abattoir will lose
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HOBART — The Wilderness Society's "corporate campaign" against woodchipping company Gunns Ltd resulted in an extraordinary general meeting of the company on August 29. A motion calling on the company to stop woodchipping in high-conservation
BY NIKOLAI HADDAD On August 30 in Melbourne, opposition leader Simon Crean delivered an address at the Werdiger Family Hall. The event was organised by the Australia-Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the State Zionist Council of Victoria
Jewish historian Reuven Moskovitz, who was awarded Germany's prestigious Aachen Peace Prize on September 1, fired a broadside at the Israeli government during his acceptance speech. The outspoken award winner used the glittering occasion to launch