On the box

September 17, 2003

Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. Includes the Green Left news. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9pm. Phone (02) 9564 1277. Visit <http://www.channel31.org> for program details.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday, 8pm. Phone (03) 9633 6976.

John and Yoko's Year of Peace — John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. ABC, Saturday, September 20, 9.30pm.

Fearless Stories From Asian Women — In 1994, Bangladeshi poet Doris Nuval's writings on women and religious fundamentalism plunged the country into a wave of general strikes and mass protests. SBS, Friday, September 19, 8pm.

Argentina: The Spoils of War — First-hand accounts from the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (the courageous group of women who dared to challenge the ruthless dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983). SBS, Sunday, September 21, 8.30pm.

Bougainville: Breaking Bows and Arrows — Looks at the decade-long civil war in Bougainville. SBS, Monday, September 22, 1.10am.

The German Gambit — Two-part documentary/drama examines the political events leading to the opening of the border between East and West Germany in 1989. SBS, Monday, September 22, 12.30pm.

George Negus Tonight — September 22: Enid Lyons, first women in the House of Representatives; September 24: the Dili Allstars on East Timor; and September 25: Resistance's Zoe Kenny on student demonstrations and socialist politics. ABC, Monday-Thursday, September 22-25, 6.30pm.

Fires of the Amazon — Adrian Cowell spent the 1980s filming deforestation in Amazonia with Chico Mendes, who was assassinated in 1988 for unionising rubber-tappers. SBS, Tuesday, September 23, 8.30pm.

Nuclear Dynamite — David Suzuki looks at the uses of nuclear power and the movement against it. SBS, Wednesday, September 24, 3.30pm.

Battle's Poison Cloud — The legacy of US chemical warfare continues to poison Vietnam and its people, 30 years after the Vietnam War has ended. ABC, Thursday September 25, 10pm.

From Green Left Weekly, September 17, 2003.
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