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The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating hate crimes committed at bonfires in unionist (supporters of British rule over Northern Ireland’s six counties) areas on the nights of July 11, An Phoblacht said the next day. Bonfires, which are set alight each July 11 by the members of the unionist community, were strewn with election posters for Irish republican party Sinn Fein and other non-unionist groups, as well as Irish flags and various expressions of sectarianism and bigotry.

By Stephen Robson PERTH — Video footage filmed by Channel 10 camera person Jason Thomas was important evidence at the trial of three people arrested during a protest against Operation Sweep on March 26. The two-day trial concluded here on May
Xanana stands firm as arrests increase By Jon Land Xanana Gusmao, imprisoned leader of the East Timorese resistance, has rejected an offer of release into exile. The special adviser of the Indonesian government on Timorese issues, Francisco
By Paul Clarke Eighty Nazi skinheads went on the rampage, attacking Turkish and African immigrant workers in the German city of Magdeburg on May 12. Far from stopping the attack, at one point police joined in, holding down the victims while
A Most Remarkable Planet: Monkeys in the mist —> The story of one group of colobus monkeys set in the mists of Mount Meru, one of Africa's highest volcanoes. ABC, Sunday, June 5, 6.00pm. True Stories: Normandy: the Great Crusade — On June 6,
Survey documents anti-lesbian/gay violence By Kath Gelber Violence against lesbians and gay men is "endemic" according to a report released in Victoria by Gay Men and Lesbians Against Discrimination (GLAD). The report found 70% of lesbians
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976 By Han Suyin Jonathon Cape, 1994. 483 pp., $39.95 (hb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon For better or, mostly, worse, the Chinese Revolution has exerted a magical spell over many
By Ian Powell WELLINGTON — The major industrial dispute is under way between the recently privatised New Zealand Rail company and the ferry crews it employs. NZ Rail operates the ferries that ship passengers, vehicles and freight between New
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. Queen receives
By David Dorward The media have reduced the Rwanda atrocities to some inexplicable and primeval "tribal" conflict, obscuring the manipulation of ethnic politics by a ruthless Western-backed military dictatorship. The recent horror in Rwanda and
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — "The government I have the honour to lead and, I dare say, the masses who elected us to serve in this role, are inspired by the single vision of creating a people-centred society [whose purpose] shall be the
'Operation Sweep' renamed By Sean Healy PERTH — Barely three weeks after declaring the suspension of "Operation Sweep", the police intend to relaunch it under the new name "Operation Family Values". "Sweep", begun in January, was