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Attack on political bookshop SYDNEY — Swastikas and right-wing threats were spray painted across the front if the Pathfinder Bookshop in Surry Hills on the night of August 30. Supporters of the bookshop are calling on defenders of democratic
Cuts to ethnic broadcasting By Geoff Spencer MELBOURNE — More than 400 people attended a public meeting on August 16 organised by radio stations 3ZZZ, 3CR and 3YYR. The meeting, at Trades Hall, was called to condemn a 25% cut in federal
FMLN activist assassinated On August 19, at 1:00 a.m., Oscar Grimaldi, a member of the FPL/FMLN, was assassinated in El Salvador. Grimaldi was having a drink in the Cafe Latino in Santa Tecla, La Libertad. Two armed men in civilian clothing
Cover-up fear in Yanomami massacre By Cam Walker The world was horrified by the recent massacre of up to 100 Yanomami Indians by goldminers in the Amazon basin. It has been reported that the inhabitants of two villages were slaughtered and
Coode Fire Commemorated By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — On August 21, local residents of Melbourne's inner west joined with environment activists to release balloons carrying tags for return to the Hazardous Materials Action Group at Coode
By Irina Glushchenko and Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Russia's capital, it was reported recently, has now entered a select group of world centres. For anyone not content with a bread-and-potatoes standard of living, Moscow has become one of the
Call to protect Jervis Bay By Bruce Threlfo SYDNEY — A special peak councils meeting of Australia's major environmental organisations on August 25 called upon the federal and NSW governments to invoke the fullest degree of environmental
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Some 200 people rallied on September 4 outside Ascot station in the city's eastern suburbs to protest against the impending closure of passenger rail services between Eagle Junction and Pinkenba. The rally
Attacking underdevelopment and pollution JULIA PERKINS and NICK FREDMAN recently returned from a visit to Cuba. Here they describe the island's attempts at economically sustainable development. "Ecojoven 93", the first youth environment
By Peter Boyle The Keating government's draft legislation on land rights, released on September 2, quashes hopes that the government would strengthen the High Court's limited recognition of Aboriginal "native title". In fact, the effect will be
By Barry Healy SYDNEY — The ACTU urgently needs to change direction, a September 1 public meeting was told. The meeting, called by the Rank and File Alliance and attended by about 80 people, coincided with the ACTU congress and was organised
The wages debate at the ACTU Congress was the one where everyone was expecting "action". All the ingredients for a major clash seemed to be there: the Transport Workers Union had denounced the loss of wages under the Accord; the New South Wales Labor
NEFA peace plan launched By Pip Hinman SYDNEY — A proposal to resolve the decade-long forest dispute in north-east NSW was launched by the North East Forest Alliance on August 25. The proposal meets with the obligations of the
The fire in Nina Simone Nina Simone, the Legend Masterpiece, SBS Television Monday, September 13, 8.30 p.m. (8.00 Adelaide) Reviewed by Ignatius Kim "I refuse to call it jazz even though the whole world calls it jazz. It was a term
By Jana D.K. JAKARTA — On September 1, 6000 workers stopped work at the PT Khong Tai Indonesia Rebok shoe factory in East Bekasi, West Java, over wages and conditions. Strikers erected signs with slogans such as "Don't cut our wages", "Hi,
Vegetarianism Dave Riley's article "Does Meat Make the Meal?" (GL 11/8/93) skimps on the truth about vegetarianism. It isn't just getting the meal that's a political issue, it's what happens to the animals who get turned into the meat that

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