By Marita Mueller The fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 and the reunification of Germany a year later had many consequences for East German women. At reunification East German laws were simply replaced by West German ones, without any
By Paul Oboohov SYDNEY — New Zealand brewing giant Lion Nathan bugged, spied upon, videoed and photographed union meetings of workers during a recent dispute at its Tooheys plant here recently. Criminal lawyer and Sun-Herald columnist
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — Tony Longland is contesting Branch Executive and National Council positions in Public Sector Union elections in Victoria in November. Longland, employed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, has opposed the
October 8, 1993. Moscow Dear Friends, We have received many inquiries about the events in Moscow from September 21 to October 7. We have not had an opportunity to write a formal long letter about these events and thus we send you a brief
What is it About Rap that I like? — Since the '80s, rap music has been gathering momentum all over the world. From music to fashion, this rap style has redefined popular culture. Why is it so popular? This two-part feature unravels the roots of rap
By Vikki Langton ADELAIDE — Five areas of Kangaroo Island's valuable natural wilderness are the first section of South Australia to be fully protected by a state government act. Under the Wilderness Protection Act of 1992, the areas, totalling
"One would think in a free and reasonable society that these things don't happen." — WA Liberal MLA Wayde Smith, after discovering that police had planted a bug in his home in 1991. Understanding "He is a great man — a martyr, not a crook.
COSATU calls general strike The Council of South African Trade Unions Central Executive Committee has voted to hold a general strike on November 15, a week before parliament is scheduled to approve South Africa's interim constitution. The
Operation Rescue and other right-wing Christian fundamentalist groups over the last nine years have carried out a campaign of terror and violence against abortions clinics, their staff, especially doctors, and the women who use their services.
By Vivienne Porzsolt SYDNEY — Human rights are at the core of a real settlement to the conflicts in the Middle East, said Dr Gabi Baramki, the president of Bir Zeit University, at a public meeting on October 13. Bir Zeit University is a


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