The near-meltdown of a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island in the US in 1979 remains a major warning of the danger of nuclear power generation. What makes an industrial accident involving a nuclear power plant so much more dangerous

BY BREE MCKILLIGAN Indigenous prisoners in Victoria will be broadcasting live from July 3 to 7 on 3CR 855AM in Melbourne during NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week. In Australia's only live broadcasts from
Pablo Stefanoni, La Paz Only a few days out from the July 2 constituent assembly elections and referendum on regional autonomy, the focus of Bolivia's electoral campaign was not any of the candidates — most of them practically unknown to voters
Alice Tinning & David King, Melbourne The Howard government's $55 million "Protected by Law" advertising campaign has been a dismal failure. Some 6 million booklets explaining the virtues of the individual contract have not even seen the light of
Message Stick: Glenn Skuthorpe — Inside the lives and characters of Indigenous Australians across the country, presented in their own voices. ABC, Friday, June 30, 6.04pm. The Chaser's War on Everything — Confronting and lampooning key players
Percy Ngonyama, Durban In the days leading up to the 30th anniversary of the June 16, 1976, Soweto uprising, young people were urged by the government and South Africa's National Youth Commission to take part in planned nationwide commemorations.
Doug Lorimer The Washington Post reported on June 18 that it had obtained a copy of a cable sent to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from the US embassy in Baghdad that paints "a starkly different portrait" from the White House's public
Rachel Evans A total of 400 people in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra took part in rallies in the week following the federal Coalition government's June 13 disallowing of the ACT's civil unions law. The law had granted legal recognition to same-sex
James Vassilopoulos, Melbourne Union Solidarity, a community-based organisation with 10 local groups across Melbourne, aims to support workers in struggle. Dave Kerin, the initiator and coordinator of the Melbourne central group, told Green Left
Dr Graham Thom Following the granting of refugee status to 42 individuals from the Papuan province of Indonesia, the Australian government announced, in April, that it would be introducing legislation targeting individuals who attempted to reach
Rallies to mark World Refugee Day took place in Brisbane on June 24 and Sydney (pictured) on June 25, following protests in a range of other cities the previous week.From Green Left Weekly, June 28, 2006. Visit the Green Left Weekly home page.
Nick Fredman, Lismore Following a successful tour last September, Unions NSW has again decked out a bus in orange and the Rights at Work logo and taken the campaign against the federal government's Work Choices legislation to regional NSW. Many of
Doug Lorimer The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued a statement on June 20 complaining that access to Ramadi, capital of Iraq's western Anbar province, "is very restricted. As a result, food and medical supplies are
An appeal for help has been smuggled out by the final group of Bushmen still inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The 30-odd Bushmen wrote that they are continually "harassed and threatened by wildlife officials and scouts", who "pressure us to
Coral Wynter & Jim McIlroy, Caracas Thousands of women gathered in front of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on June 8 to demonstrate against the partial annulment of the law dealing with "violence against women and the family". The event,
Since November, the New Zealand trade union Unite has been leading strikes in major fast-food chains, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Burger King and McDonald's. Green Left Weekly's Azlan McLennan caught up with Unite organiser Joe Carolan when


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