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Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Ph 9565 5522.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday at 8pm. Ph 9633 6976 to contact the producers or make a donation.

The Confessions of Rosalee — Why are there so many poor, working-class blacks in Britain's jails? This program looks at the poverty and discrimination that force people to resort to desperate measures to survive in capitalist Britain. SBS, Friday, September 25, 12.30pm.

Little Heroes — In the US/apartheid-sponsored civil war that ravaged Mozambique for the past two decades, thousands of children were rounded up by terrorist forces and taught to kill. This powerful documentary sets out to find these child warriors who their country would now rather forget. SBS, Friday, September 25, 1.30pm

Eat Carpet: Big Shave — Commissioned to make a six-minute short by the renowned patron of the avant-garde, Jacques Ledoux, Martin Scorsese came out of a period of deep depression (apparently he had difficulty shaving) to make this dark and macabre tale. Scorsese thought of it as a film against the Vietnam War. SBS, Saturday, September 26, 11pm.

Conspiracy of Science — This Channel Four documentary is an investigative detective story of theft, skulduggery and murder in the world's leading biotechnology laboratories — an area of science from which drugs worth billions of dollars are expected to emerge. The conspiracy to steal science secrets has made corporations and universities a hotbed of espionage and, in the process, targets for today's spies. SBS, Tuesday, September 29, 8pm.