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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.
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
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
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.
Invasion Day march in Brisbane By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Several hundred people marched on January 26 to commemorate the invasion of Australia. The march followed controversy in the media over the move by Premier Wayne Goss to have
More than 10,000 Kooris and their supporters gathered at Survival '94 in Sydney on Invasion Day, Jan 26th, to celebrate Aboriginal culture and struggle. The day-long event brought performers and participants from all over Australia. The range of
Two million hectares of rainforest at risk On January 24, the Ecuadorian government opened 10 new rainforest blocks to oil development. The Quito-based environmental organisation, Accion Ecologica, has requested that faxes be sent to the
Solidarity conference a success Mick Houlbrook PERTH — A conference held by the newspaper Solidarity here on January 23 was a resounding success. More than 50 people attended the one day event, entitled "Issues and action". The first
By Craig Cormick Based on highly reliably international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe. Indonesia's