By Sean Malloy The United States is deploying further troops and armour to Somalia after 12 US troops were killed, and at least one captured, in its October 3-4 attack on Hawiye clan leader, Mohammed Aideed. The attack killed an estimated 500
By Peter Boyle Should an environmental and social impact study be carried out before Australia signs any treaty coming out of the Uruguay Round of the GATT "free trade" agreements? This idea was raised by Greenpeace Australia spokesperson Noni
By Max Lane Several Philippine left groups are holding exploratory talks aimed at assessing the possibility of establishing an ongoing united front formation. The talks, which began on September 28, involve the components of Peoples Challenge,
Cargo cult Is Sydney 2000 the ultimate in cargo cults? You can feel (and hear) the anticipation that riches and honours will fall out of the sky on us — when the only assured reality so far is a 2 or 3 billion dollar bill and a lowering of the
By Poul Funder Larsen MOSCOW — The full-scale military attack on the White House (October 4), ordered by Yeltsin, and taking a terrible toll of some 500 deaths, is by all accounts the opening chapter of a dictatorship along the lines that
By Cherie Marion and Tasha Coleman MELBOURNE — The feminist Belladonna Collective is campaigning for the establishment of a women's director position on the Swinburne University Students Union, but misogynist student politicians have been
Transport plan for Melbourne northern suburbs By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — A draft plan for public transport in the northern suburbs prepared by the Upgrade Upfield Coordinating Committee is a response to "the prevailing view of both
PNG agrees to Bougainville peace talks By Pip Hinman A military stalemate on Bougainville and mounting international pressure have forced the Papua New Guinea government to announce that it will open Bougainville to independent observers
Socialists announce candidates By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — The Democratic Socialists have announced two candidates for the next South Australian elections. A major point in their platform will be greater democracy and the involvement of
How Australia won the Olympics By John Tomlinson At 4.20 a.m. on September 24, the secretary of the International Olympic Committee announced that Australia had won the right to host the year 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. It can now be
Emotions so powerful you can taste them Like Water for Chocolate A film by Alfonso Arau Reviewed by Elle Morrell In Mexico, hot chocolate is made with water, not milk. One brings the water to a boil and then adds the cocoa. When someone
The Wisdom of the Elders By Peter Knudtson and David Suzuki Sydney: Allen and Unwin. 232pp. $19.95. Reviewed by Dave Riley Human history is part of natural history. Human beings arose via their interactions with nature. Human society