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Millions celebrate victory By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — "You can proclaim it from the rooftops: free at last!" Nelson Mandela declared near the end of his historic victory speech. Within minutes, millions of South Africans were doing just
By Peter Montague The American Chemical Society [ACS] recently affirmed (Chemical & Engineering News, January 31, 1994) the following phenomena: Sperm count in men worldwide has dropped to 50% of what it was 50 years ago. The
The Songs of Dougie Young Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the National Library of Australia Reviewed by Jill Hickson This collection of songs relates the real life situation for many Aboriginal
The Last Whale Directed by David Bradbury Available through Youngheart Productions, 187A Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach, Sydney 2107, phone (02) 974 1102, fax (02) 974 1064 Reviewed by Francesca Davidson The Last Whale is a moving
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — On the afternoon of April 28, several hundred representatives of Russian state structures, political parties, trade unions and religious and social organisations gathered in the Kremlin to sign President Boris
By David Robie PORT MORESBY — Papua New Guinea has given the all clear for parliamentary fact-finding delegations from New Zealand and the Solomon Islands to visit Bougainville. Pleased with the April visit by an Australian delegation,
ADELAIDE — Stephen Bull reports that around 400 people rallied in Victoria Square on April 30 as part of the city's annual May Day celebrations. This year's march celebrated the victory of the ANC in South Africa and the end of white minority rule
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's major union federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, has vowed to do everything it can to ensure that the ANC's Reconstruction and Development Program (RDP) is implemented. COSATU
By Max Lane Following the massive May Day demonstration in Manila, when more than 100,000 workers demonstrated in a series of rallies, the Filipino left faces a serious challenge in an imminent resort to violence by one of its sections. The
So much for independence "The independence of the Australian woman is now official", declared the Sydney Morning Herald on May 5. And how do we know? According to the government's white paper, women may now receive their unemployment benefit or
By Tamara Desiatov PERTH — After two long years of battling against victimisation and sexual discrimination in employment, Gail McIntosh and Heather Horne on April 21 were awarded $92,000 in compensation by the Equal Opportunity Commission.
By Chow Wei Cheng The government's long-awaited white paper, optimistically titled "Working Nation", has promised to cut unemployment to 5% by the turn of the century by implementing "reforms" in the labour market and in industry which will cost