What's in the latest Green Left Weekly? #404 May 10, 2000

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Tue May 9 01:47:47 MDT 2000


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                            Green Left Weekly,
                                 Issue #404
                                May 10, 2000
                             Australia's radical weekly
                            http://www.greenleft.org.au
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Green Left Weekly provides news, information, opinion and debate from an
environmental and left perspective.

Featured this week: WHY THE GOVERNMENT WON'T SOLVE THE RURAL CRISIS

The government is desperate to reduce the political price it is paying for
pursuing an economic program which is devastating rural Australia.
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COVER STORY

 * Why the government won't solve the rural crisis

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 * MAY DAY around the world
 * VIETNAM: The inspiration hasn't faded
 * ZIMBABWE: Crisis showcases reasons for IMF, World Bank protests
 * ZIMBABWE: Uninformed `solidarity'
 * COLOMBIA: US to intensify support for terror state
 * EAST TIMOR: Xanana: `I will not be president'
 * EAST TIMOR: Xanana launches East Timor Emergency Fund
 * INDONESIA: Budiman Sujatmiko -- Democracy is yet to be won
 * INDONESIA: Texmaco workers seek support from FNPBI
 * BURMA: Monks threaten uprising
 * PHILIPPINES: Moro liberation fighters under siege
 * SOUTH KOREA: Car workers battle government, IMF
 * IRAQ: Solidarity helps stop attacks on communists
 * SRI LANKA: Army faces serious defeat
 * NORWAY: Largest strike for 14 years

RESISTING CORPORATE TYRANNY

 * Resisting corporate tyranny
 * What's wrong with the WTO, IMF and World Bank?
 * Indonesia: fighting the IMF
 * Olympics protests planned
 * Australia should cancel all Third World debt

ISSUES

 * Olympics: Sydneysiders told to `change habits'
 * Olympics: `the world will be watching'
 * Big end of town demands more cuts
 * Welfare rights need political defence
 * EPA: `Emission Permission Authority'
 * WA Labor's industrial policy full of holes
 * Anti-choice brigade's emotional blackmail
 * Networker: I want my MP3
 * The war against the disadvantaged
 * Maralinga: `old test sites never die'

NEWS

 * Federation of Cuban Women tour
 * Moya Farrell, 1940-2000
 * Indigenous students plan week of action
 * Bosses cry poor
 * Incat workers denies pay rise despite huge profit
 * Union rank and file ready for elections
 * Tax workers start industrial campaign
 * Public sector needs an industry-wide campaign
 * Action updates
 * Threat of action forces progress at Uni of Canberra
 * May 1 `carnival against capitalism'

CULTURAL DISSENT

 * The perfect pretext
 * A classic brought to life
 * Media spotlight on a socialist
 * Australia's Billy Bragg
 * Jane Austen with sex and politics
 * A `wogs'-eye view of white Australia

REGULAR FEATURES

 * loose cannons
 * and ain't i a woman?: Dangerous dating
 * Looking out: An innocent person is executed
 * Life of Riley: Elian, the boogeyman's here
 * Editorial: The 'new' relationship with Indonesia
 * Write on: letters to the editor
 * Chris Kelly cartoon

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