On the box


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 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 9633 6976.

The Demon Fault — Prejudices and accusations abound when miners, farmers, environmentalists, police, landowners, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and Aboriginal people take their fight from the battlefields of NSW's Great Dividing Range to the law courts of Australia. SBS, Friday, July 11, 8.30pm.

As It Happened: The Last Yugoslav Football Team — In 1987, the last Yugoslav football team became World Youth Championships in Chile. This is the director of this documentary's personal story about his country falling apart, as told by his former heroes — the "Chileans". SBS, Saturday, July 12, 7.30pm.

Message Stick: A Close Shave — A young Torres Strait Islander boy makes his transition from boy to man in his "first shave" ceremony. ABC, Sunday July 13, 1.30pm.

Chiefs: Sitting Bull — Six-part series brings to life the stories of the great leaders, warriors and diplomats of the First Nations of North America. SBS, Sunday, July 13, 7.30pm.

Modern Meat — Reveals how today's highly industrialised meat business has fundamentally changed the composition of the typical America burger, causing some to fear the spread of serious — and even deadly — bacteria. Also explores the powerful US meat industry's attempts to resist certain government regulations aimed at preventing contaminated meat from ending up in supermarkets and fast food chains across America. SBS, Tuesday, July 15, 8.30pm.

From Green Left Weekly, July 9, 2003.
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