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By Jason Chow The Fitzgerald Report on national savings, submitted to treasurer John Dawkins on June 29, called for further cuts in government expenditure, increased indirect taxes and raising compulsory superannuation to 18% of earnings. In
By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — Broken bones, forced strip searching, assaults and abuse are some of the things suffered at the hands of police in Victoria, according to a report released by the Federation of Community Legal Centres at the end
Rift on the right US Contragate figure Oliver North has cancelled his subscription to that bastion of conservative oracles, Readers Digest, because of an article entitled "Does Oliver North Tell the Truth?" (Answer: he doesn't.) Nobody
Determined to defeat bigotry Situated 51 miles south-west of Syracuse, New York, the tiny hamlet of New Berlin is reflective of many US small towns. Anthony Werner and his son Tony discovered a burning cross in their yard. A burning cross is
Vygotsky's Sociohistorical Psychology and its Contemporary Applications By Carl Ratner New York: Plenum Press, 320 pp Reviewed by Dave Riley Psychological theories are eminently political. Psychological doctrine percolates into popular
US role in Salvadoran atrocities The US embassy in San Salvador directly assisted in at least one death squad disappearance, according to Lauren Gilbert, who coordinated investigations for the UN Truth Commission. Gilbert told the US
Demonstration at opening of consulate By Bernie Brian DARWIN — Members of Darwin's East Timor Independence Support Group organised a peaceful but angry picket on June 25 to protest at the opening of an Indonesian consulate in the city.
Speaking tour by Palestinian woman By Jenny Long SYDNEY — Dr Ilham Abu-Ghazaleh, assistant professor at Birzeit University on the West Bank, will be speaking at meetings here between July 14 and 16. Dr Abu-Ghazaleh who has been
The Madonna Connection: Representational politics, sub-cultural identities and cultural theory Edited by Cathy Schwichtenberg Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1993. 336 pp. $19.95 pb Review by Melanie Sjoberg Love her or hate her, nearly
Apache raises flap with rap British rap singer Apache Indian is taking India by storm, stirring up controversy in both countries with songs that challenge white racial prejudice, caste and arranged marriages. "Sometimes the truth hurts",
Dr RICARDO NAVARRO, president and executive director of CESTA (the Salvadoran Centre for Appropriate Technology), is being toured around Australia and New Zealand by the Overseas Services Bureau. CESTA was founded in 1980 in response to the
By Mitchell Hamilton East Timorese activists have drawn attention to the illegal Indonesian occupation of their country with actions on three fronts. Seven East Timorese students created a major incident in Jakarta and internationally

By Norm Dixon An inquest into the 1985 murders of several political activists by South African security forces has heard evidence that police pioneered the grisly practice of "necklacing". South Africa's progressive weekly New Nation

Art with Timor Art with Timor Paintings by Sebastian Silva Beaufort Hotel Complex, Darwin, June 25-27 Reviewed by Deb Sorensen Calm rural scenes of East Timor and local vistas were the subject matter for Sebastian Silva's debut
Public services on Qld hit list By Bill Mason BRISBANE — In the latest of a series of planned savage cutbacks in the Queensland public sector, up to 12,000 government workers could lose their jobs in the education and health area, it
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — More than 100 women participated in a general meeting on June 27 to discuss the rebuilding of the women's liberation movement here. The meeting was organised by activists who felt that the large attendance at

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