Secret tour exposes illegal waste dumps By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A late-night tour of illegal waste dumps here has given Queensland Greens convener Drew Hutton the information he needs to expose the racket of organised environmental crime
Blacks oppose CRA mine pipeline By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Aborigines at the Doomadgee community in north-west Queensland have confronted mining giant CRA over plans to build a zinc slurry pipeline to the sea near their land. On
By Peter Boyle Coolibah is a day centre, run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, for isolated older people in Melbourne's inner city. But according to the Barry Pearce, the centre's coordinator, these days Coolibah is constantly having to turn
McDonald's sues activists Worldwide hamburger giant, McDonald's is suing for alleged libel two London Greenpeace activists who distributed leaflets criticising the corporation's practices. In 1985 London Greenpeace (a small, independent
By Michael Boswell PERTH — The WA Liberal government will dissolve the City of Perth council at the end of 1993. Since the former Labor government introduced adult suffrage in local government in the mid-'80s, pressure has been applied by city
On October 23-24, 1000 delegates and activists met in Manila to form a new socialist organisation, MAKABAYAN (Liberation Movement of the Sons and Daughters of the People). The founding congress elected a leadership council, decided on a national plan
Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture By Jeremy Rifkin Dutton, 1992. 353 pp., $26.25 Reviewed by Dave Riley As rural researcher Geoffrey Lawrence has pointed out, "Farmers do not care who buys, so long as someone buys." That
The Environmental Youth Alliance organised protest actions in most capital cities during October on the theme "People against pollution". In Brisbane 50 people gathered in the Queen Street Mall, for an environmental speakout on October 23. Following
By Roger Raven PERTH — Following the WA Liberal/National Party accession to power, Premier Richard Court announced that one Les McCarrey would conduct an "Independent Commission to Review Public Sector Finances". He was "assisted" by three
Back to the trenches "Our willingness to compromise has been callously rejected. We will not stand by and allow the irreplaceable old growth and wilderness forests of the south-east to be trashed by the woodchip industry. It's back to the


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