Labour movement history By Catherine Brown Social History of Australia Enterprises (SHAPE), based in Queensland, and Leftpress are selling bonds to finance the reprinting of Dawn To Dusk — Reminiscences of a Rebel by Ernie Lane.
By Kath Tucker On January 24 a jury in Virginia found Lorena Bobbitt not guilty of "malicious wounding" because of "temporary insanity". After years of abuse, Lorena cut off her husband's penis. She will be held in a mental institution for 45
Mexico donates school pads for Cuban children HAVANA — The Mexican government has donated three million note pads for school children in Cuba. A Mexican official in Havana, Cristina de la Garza, says the donation will help to support Cuba's
Women and technology A documentary by the Australian Women's Broadcasting Co-Operative for Radio National's Coming Out Show in March will examine the work practices and ethics of computer and technology-oriented industries and networks from a
NEW YORK — Greenpeace on January 17 released a report documenting Britain's diversion of other countries' commercial plutonium into its nuclear weapons program. The Greenpeace report, "Sellafield and the Bomb: Civil Plutonium in the UK
By Catherine Brown On January 16, despite a last minute back-down by the French government and a wet, cold winter's day, an estimated 1 million people poured into the streets of Paris to support public education. Thousands more missed out on the
In the old days, we're told, the headlines of Direct Action (a precursor of Green Left) were laid out with letraset. This was all very well until midnight on production night, when someone ran out of 'e's. Then ensued a frantic scramble while the
'Health risk' from Telecom tower ADELAIDE — Henley Beach residents are being "kept in the dark" over proposals to construct a six-metre telecommunications structure (for mobile phone services) on the roof of the Western Community Hospital.
Concerns at 'Vampire' Project Aboriginal people in Central Australia have learned of an international scientific proposal to take blood and hair samples from indigenous people in Australia. The director of the Central Australian Aboriginal
Taming of the Great South Land — A history of the conquest of Nature in Australia By William J. Lines Allen and Unwin. 337 pp. $19.95. Reviewed by Dave Riley When you fly the east coast of Australia on a window seat, you look down on a
By Ian Jamieson ROSEBERY, Tasmania — Amid the backslapping from pundits that Tasmania's economy has turned the corner, giant paper-maker Amcor is to retrench 300 employees. The retrenchments are part of a national package to sack 500 from its
Comment by Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — The battle to save Richmond Secondary College (RSC) was a hard fought and militant campaign, one of the strongest actions against Kennett's attacks on community living standards since he came to office.
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