By Deb Sorensen Kakadu National Park — We had been having trouble with the pump. After a couple of days of not working properly, the first public toilet block you get to when you enter Kakadu via the Northern Entry Station was open for
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — May was a hot month in Lithuania, as striking teachers headed up the largest wage struggles for many decades in the former Soviet republic. An estimated 4000 teachers began walking off the job on May 13 after
By Will Firth ZAGREB — A lot of problems in Croatia today are caused directly by war. But they are aggravated by the aggressive nationalist policies of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) government under Franjo Tudjman. The war in
By Karen Fredericks The night of June 27, 1969, began as a sad one for drag performers and their fans. At the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, many a toast was drunk to mark the death that day of the glamorous and tragic gay
On June 5 more than 3000 young people around Australia made a stand for environmental justice in rallies and festivals organised by the Environmental Youth Alliance. The message of World Environment Day was clear: our environment is still
Port Macquarie residents challenge hospital secrecy By Karen Fredericks SYDNEY — The Hastings Hospital Action Group (HHAG) has lodged an appeal under the NSW Freedom of Information Act against the refusal by the NSW Department of Health
Still going strong By Bernie Brian Even though they have been playing together for over 3O years, the five members of the Chieftains obviously still enjoy it. I suppose you could excuse them if, like some successful performers, they
Looking to ACTU congress By Barry Healy SYDNEY — Forty rank and file trade unionists met in Newtown Community Centre here on June 19 as part of national preparations for the ACTU congress scheduled for later this year. Activists
By Greg Ogle Troops firing on unarmed protesters in Australia? Almost unthinkable, but it is a possibility which is clearly planned for in an official (though secret) Australian army document which was leaked recently. The peace movement got
By Di Quin MELBOURNE — Support for the occupation of Richmond Secondary College is gaining ground despite a state Equal Opportunity Board decision to dismiss a claim made by two male students that the Kennett government's decision to close


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