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By Frank Enright "I know very well that there are many people that have very good reason to believe me to be bad tempered and an arrogant bastard. You can judge a man by his friends ... but you can also judge a man by his enemies — I've got a
By Ndungi Wa Mungai A strike by the teaching staff in all four public universities in Kenya has entered its third month. This is one of the most successful and most organised strikes in the country for years. The strike by 3700 academic
By Brandon Astor Jones "The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by [its] private citizens." — Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) I think Alexis de Tocqueville would have been perplexed to
Northland Secondary College needs you MELBOURNE — The following appeal has been issued by supporters of Northland Secondary College, who have been fighting since December 1992 to keep open the school, which the Kennett government is trying to
Octopus 6 With Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Remo Girone and Patricia Millardet SBS TV, Saturday, February 19, 8.30 p.m. (8.00 Adelaide) Reviewed by Kate Shannon In the opening scenes, Inspector Davide Licata (Vittorio Mezzogiorno) is gunned down
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Sam Watson, president of the Brisbane Aboriginal Legal Service, gave an inspiring address on the topic of "Black rights after the Year of Indigenous People", at a Resistance Centre Invasion Day forum here on
Jana D.K. JAKARTA — There have been comments recently on President Soeharto's apparently poor health during public appearances. According to a journalist from the Indonesian Observer, prior to his trip to India in December, Soeharto was
By Dave Riley BRISBANE — In June 1990 there were 1.3 million people living in the Brisbane region. These residents in 1991 made 3.7 million trips by motor vehicle each day — an average of around three trips each. By the year 2011, it is
Darwin political activist bashed By Deb Sorensen DARWIN — A well-known political activist and Green Left Weekly distributor, Shell 63, has been bashed over the head with a long-handled police torch. The wound required seven stitches. The
By Liam Mitchell The federal government's promised tax on leaded petrol (super) came into effect on February 1. Launched with a lot of rhetoric about reducing lead levels in the atmosphere, the tax raises the prices of leaded fuel by 2 cents per
By Andrew Watson HOBART — Pasminco Metals-EZ has been given the go-ahead by the federal government to continue dumping the toxic waste product jarosite into the sea until 1997. Federal environment minister Ros Kelly has extended the
Let Bosnia defend itself "What has changed in Yugoslavia above all is that the Bosnians have refused to play their assigned role as victims. From the very beginning, western and particularly British policy has been driven by the view that the
Prince rescued from Bosnian reality By Muris C. SYDNEY — On January 26, as a representative of a Bosnian organisation, I was invited to the lunch given in honour of Prince Charles in the Old Parliament Building, Parramatta Park.
Opa: A Sexual Odyssey Written and directed by Patricia Cornelius Musical director Irine Vela Actors: Anna Butera, Eugenia Fragos, Helen Trenos, Laura Lattuada, Maryann Sam Musicians: Carolyn Connors, Christella Demetriou, Irine Vela, Rachael
Greenpeace calls for greening of GATT THE HAGUE — As representatives from the US and the European Union met here to begin a round table on environment and trade, Greenpeace on January 27 called on delegates to green the Global Agreement on
SYDNEY — The New South Wales Labor Council decided on January 27 to ban maritime, dredging and transport work associated with a proposal to mine sand from the seabed offshore from Botany Bay, Cronulla and the Royal National Park. The proposal has

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