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.

Rallies and actions around Australia marked the seventh International Day of Action for Women's Health on May 28. The theme for the day, coordinated by the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, was women's right to choose abortion.

WA forest blockade planned

By Anne Pavy
and Anthony Benbow

PERTH — Four of the best of WA's last wilderness forests — Hawke, Rocky, Sharpe and Giblett in the south-west of the state — are on the Department of Conservation and Land

News briefs

ADELAIDE — Advertiser journalist Mike McEwen was sacked last week for writing articles detailing criticisms of state government economic policy. McEwen had written an article reporting the findings of a group of independent

Written by James Gaddas
Performed by Robert Morgan
Directed by Bruce Myles
Napier St Theatre, South Melbourne
Tuesday to Sunday until June 12
Reviewed by Helen Buday

"The strongest thing I got from researching and

By Ilana Eldridge

The Gulf of Carpentaria country contains wilderness areas of world heritage quality and is the major hunting area for the north Australian prawn fishery. It also comprises the tribal homelands of the Yanyuwa people. Their land

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

Unionists celebrate defeat of penal powers

By Garry Walters

MELBOURNE — Following the May 26 Victorian Trades Hall meeting, 30 unionists attended a function in the Old Ballroom to mark 25 years since the historic six days of industrial

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,

By Pip Hunter

Cheryl Kernot recently celebrated her first year as leader of the Democrats. Under Kernot's leadership the Democrats have managed something of a media comeback, although this doesn't seem to translate into votes. In the recent


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