By Steve Painter World population has more than doubled since 1950, and the 1990s will be humanity's most prolific decade ever as we race towards 10 or maybe 14 billion by the end of next century, depending on the success or failure of population
By Jake Jagoff The clash between logging companies and the traditional landowners of Madang Province in Papua New Guinea escalated considerably starting on May 16, when the Gogol-Naru and North Coast landowners resumed blockades of Jant's
Mates. Five champions of the Labor right talking with Fia Cumming Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1991. 344 pp, $29.95 Reviewed by Steve Painter Keating, Richardson, Carr, Brereton and McLeay, five key figures in the NSW and federal Labor Party during
The maiming of Rodney King, a black man ferociously beaten by a group of white police officers who pulled his car over in Los Angeles, has focussed attention on the problem of racism and brutality among America's police. This incident would
War crimes and humbug By Fan Yew Teng The 12 European Community states agreed last month to seek a war crimes trial of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for attacking other states, using chemical weapons against civilians and engineering genocide
By Dennis Bartels Suppose that the worst-case predictions about global warming come true, and that prolonged drought and rapid inundation of coastal farmland and cities begin within the next 10 years. Draconian measures, such as large-scale
MELBOURNE — The Western Region Housing Council has condemned the state Ministry of Housing policy of selling off public housing. Announcing plans to demonstrate at the auction of a ministry home in Maidstone, WRHC spokesperson Mark Cafarella
By Pat Brewer A leader of the democratic left in Hungary will speak at the Socialist Scholars Conference in Melbourne, July 18-21. Historian and Sovietologist Tamas Krausz, a leader of Left Alternative, will discuss the political and economic
Canberra rally against freeway By Gina Rogers CANBERRA — A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Canberra's Botanic Gardens on May 18 to protest against the ACT government's drive to build a new freeway in the vicinity. Five speakers
Yaaba Written and directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo With Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouedraogo and Roukietou Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington Reviewed by Norm Dixon Director Idrissa Ouedraogo invites the viewer to become part of the daily life of a


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