US President Donald Trump made the unprecedented threat to “totally destroy” North Korea, not in a tweet or off the cuff remark, but in a written speech before the United Nations General Assembly on September 20. No other leader of a country has ever stood before the UN and openly stated its intention to destroy another country. 

Coupled with Trump’s earlier threat to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea, this threat must be seen as one that at least includes the possibility of a nuclear attack.

There are many Guatemalan refugees living in Mexico, most illegally. Many are activists who live in fear of the Guatemalan army and secret police and the Mexican authorities. "Manuel" spoke to Green Left Weekly's ROBYN MARSHALL in March, and

Manhood: a book about setting men free
By Steve Biddulph
Finch Publishing 1994
Reviewed by Chris Slee

"We are told it's a man's world, but the statistics on men's health, happiness and survival show this is a lie. It is arguable that our

'Time to go'

By Catherine Brown

Time for Peace — Time to Go is an international broad-based campaign formed to mark the 25th anniversary of British troops in the north of Ireland. The campaign says that British withdrawal is central to

On July 13, the United Nations Committee on Decolonisation met in New York and received submissions from a range of human rights, solidarity and Timorese groups on East Timor. The following is an abridged version of the submission from Maureen

Repelling the privateers
By Dick Nichols
"Are you for or against efficiency and competitiveness?" That's the question the pro-privatisation crowd, from the federal Labor cabinet to the Institute of Public Affairs, fire at every supporter of

By David Williamson
A Playbox production
Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre
Reviewed by Helen Jarvis

"David Williamson's latest play is a remarkable work because, in one sitting, it helps us to read between the lines. It

Count ourselves lucky?

"Even though we ended up with a boom and a recession which followed ... it could have been catastrophic." Paul Keating explaining how the ALP's skills in managing economic policy avoided hardship and economic turmoil.

By Phil Clarke

China's economy, which as recorded more than 13% growth in 1992 and 1993, is the fastest growing in the world. Despite that, it is a dramatic example of the dictum that, without a profound change in the social relations of

Party On, Dave.

I'm a party person. I like to enrich my calendar with the occasional rage. If there's a turn on somewhere, I'll be there — usually in the kitchen in close proximity to the refrigerator. Although my tipple has changed over the


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