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Melbourne’s Stop the War Coalition (STWC) held a public meeting at Trades Hall Bar on May 1 to discuss organising a contingent to protests at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, being held in Sydney in September.

Brisbane rock band Powderfinger have removed a song from their upcoming album after being threatened with legal action by the lawyer of a cop who is on trial for beating aboriginal Palm Island man Mulrunji to death.

Merdeka: Artists from around the world unit in support of the independence movement in West Papua

Dancing Turtle Records, 2007

Only available from <http://www.dancingturtle.co.uk>

Men in Contemporary Russia: The Fallen Heroes of Post-Soviet Change?

by Rebecca Kay

Ashgate, 2006

236 pages, $121.50

Bastard Boys — It was the fight that stopped the nation, the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront, becoming a war for the hearts and minds of Australians. ABC, Sunday and Monday, May 13-14, 8.30pm.

Cutting Edge: Will Israel Bomb Iran? — What

Twelve workers have been sacked for refusing to sign AWAs (individual contracts) with their employer, Vopak Terminals, a Port Botany company that stores and handles bulk petroleum and chemical products.

Two leaders of Melbourne’s Tamil community have been arrested and charged with terrorism offenses. Aruran Vinayagamoorthy and Sivarajah Yathavan have been accused of diverting funds raised to help tsunami victims to assist the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

On the afternoon of May 4, a contingent of police arrested Farooq Tariq, the general secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, in his Lahore office. LPP members in Lahore and Karachi held demonstrations protesting Tariq’s arrest. The party has been targeted for its pro-democracy activities, particularly its role in the ongoing movement for the restoration of the chief justice of Pakistan’s High Court, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Bastard Boys

Sunday May 13 & Monday May 14, 8.30pm

ABC TV

The Workplace has Become a Warzone: Reflecting on the Waterfront Dispute of 1998

The Stick Together Show, 3CR

May 4, 11 & 18, 8.30am (repeated May 6, 13 & 20, 10am)

<http://www.3cr.org.au>

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