Editorial: Twin evils The NSW Labor right owes Liberal Premier Nick Greiner a vote of thanks. After tens of thousands of traditional Labor voters decided in 1988 that nothing could be worse than Barrie Unsworth and the Labor machine, Greiner has
Turtle victory Greenpeace has welcomed the Japanese government's May 22 announcement that it will stop importing shell from the endangered hawksbill turtle. Japan has been the major market for hawksbill turtle products. Japan has offered to
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
Against the 'silent famine' SYDNEY — A fundraising concert is to help people suffering from famine in Eritrea and the Sudan thanks to the determination of Sydney teenager Kirsty Packham. Concerned that some 27 million people are at threat of
By Steve Painter SYDNEY, May 26 — The Liberal Party failed to win a mandate for its promised assault on the trade union movement in the May 25 NSW elections. A surprise swing of about 5% against the Liberal-National coalition might still produce
Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations For Environmentalism By Warwick Fox Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1990. 380 pp., $32.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon Some keepers of the secular philosophical and political faiths of
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
UN rejects Fiji torturer Fijian army officer Captain Sotia Ponijiase has been ordered out of Kuwait after the United Nations discovered his recent conviction for kidnap and torture. Ponijiase was appointed a member of Fiji's contingent in the
Kiev em = By Duncan Richardson Rumour has it they're closing you down, Hitler's city Napoleon's town but neither wanted this much from you, no demon terrifies like friends who know what's best. Since Chernobyl's cupolas let go their onion
By Tracy Sorensen Sydney will resound to the sound of pealing church bells for an hour from noon on May 28 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the human rights organisation Amnesty International. Church services across the country will bring