By Debra Wirth SYDNEY — A campaign against sections 45D and E of the Trade Practices Act was launched here by Greenpeace on May 1. BHP Petroleum threatened to use 45D against Greenpeace in March as a result of a protest action near
By Sean Healy May 5 was the 10th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Bobby Sands in Long Kesh prison in northern Ireland. At the time of his death, he had refused food for 66 days in protest at the British government's attempts to paint
Not a second time anyway "I will not do anything that will damage the Labor government." — Brian Burke, resigning as ambassador to Ireland. Should have invested in stamps "I would like to re-establish myself economically ... being in
By Maggie Millar The wonderful British actor Glenda Jackson, interviewed on television, was bemoaning the lack of good roles for women in their 40s and 50s. She was appearing in yet another revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Heavy metal Tippa Gore, wife of US Republican senator and presidential aspirant Albert Gore, describes herself as a progressive-minded woman who likes rock music and has even smoked marijuana (once). But, she says, some of the sentiments expressed
Vista workers win one round By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — Workers at the small outer-Sydney paper products plant Vista have won a round in their fight for reinstatement and the right to representation by their union, the Printing and Kindred
Al Qamareya ("The Moongate") Directed by Mishline Jammal TAQA Theatre with Al Sharek Music 8 p.m., May 10 & 11, 5 p.m. May 12 Sydney St Theatre Space, cnr Railway Pde and Sydney St, Erskineville Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen The lack of cultural
By Norm Dixon Representatives of the interim government of the Republic of Bougainville have sharply condemned the Papua New Guinea government's April 13 invasion of northern Bougainville and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the troops. "This
Wodonga meatworkers sacked twice By Dick Nichols Workers at the Wodonga Meats abattoir have been on strike since management sacked their 10 union delegates in mid-April. A few days later their jobs were advertised in the local press, proof to
By Gil Lauriciano GURO, MOZAMBIQUE — War and drought are threatening thousands of lives in the central region. Mozambique is considered the poorest country in southern Africa because of the civil war, which has been going on for 15 years, and
By Kath Gelber HOBART - Women who can afford it go to private hospitals. If you don't have that much money, you can pay to fly to Melbourne. If you're even poorer, you have the choice of going through the public hospital system - which requires
By Bruce Threlfo The conscience vote for parliamentarians is becoming an important question for the green movement. The Denison Greens, set up in Tasmanian green independent MP Bob Brown's electorate as a prototype green party branch, has adopted