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 Jolyon Campbell

As Croatia's autocratic president Franjo Tudjman and his ruling party the HDZ prepared to celebrate their fourth national day on May 30, the people of Croatia had little to be joyous about.

With a third of Croatia's

Blues on the road

In My Time
Charlie Musselwhite
Reviewed by Jill Hickson

Here is an album of acoustic blues, '50s swing-style blues and contemporary blues played with remarkable clarity and rhythm.

In this

Whose magazines?

The battle for shares of the women's magazine market is on. And the field is full — there's New Idea, Woman's Day, New Weekly, That's Life, Who Weekly (essentially a pure gossip column but, interestingly, classified as a

Pleasure plays World Environment Day

Pleasure for the Sixth Sense is an ever-changing and growing organism. Since its inception two years ago, it has strived to constantly redefine and re-invent it musical identity.

Born from Brisbane's

Attempt to kill Nidia Diaz

Maria Marta Valladares (Nidia Diaz), former rebel commander and current Assembly vice president in El Salvador, has charged that four death squad members shot 22 rounds at her vehicle on May 19, wounding her

Secondary Students Against the Cuts

A large number of secondary students from more than 20 schools attended the rally on May 24. Initiated by Resistance, a Secondary Students Against the Cuts stall was set up and names collected for an active

Leon the Pig Farmer
Produced and Directed by Gary Sinyor and Vadim Jean
Written by Gary Sinyor and Michael Normand
Featuring Mark Frankel, Brian Glover, Maryam D'Abo and Connie Booth
Reviewed by L. Pradhan

Leon the Pig Farmer is the

Government amends VSU legislation

By Jo Brown

MELBOURNE — Amendments to the Kennett government's voluntary student unionism legislation, announced on May 24, add a number of services to the list that can be funded through compulsory fees

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


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