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Culture and conflict

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Robie, D. (2001). Culture and conflict. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 5-9.
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
September, 2001

One of the many ironies of Fiji's recent general election was the demise of one of the "godfathers" of the indigenous Taukei movement, Apisai Tora. The man who was once a firebrand trade unionist and who jointly led the 1959 oil workers' strike, later became an indigenous nationalist and helped unleash the forces that overthrew the first Labour Party coalition government in two military coups in 1987.