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Chill winds of competition "Television is interesting now, whereas before the only place you could hear a free debate or criticism of communism was in church or in a church hall." — Polish priest explaining why church attendance has dropped since
A senior Soviet economist and leader of the left wing of the Social Democratic Party, Galina Rakitskaya is also playing an important role in developing the movement for popular self-management in the USSR. She was interviewed in Moscow for Green Left
Webster protest MELBOURNE — Members and supporters of the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights protested at a forum in East Bentleigh at which NSW Liberal anti-abortion MP Alisdair Webster was speaking on June 6. Webster, who currently has
EIS loophole closed CANBERRA — The Democrats have gained government agreement to remove a loophole from the telecommunications legislation now before the Senate which would have exempted telecommunications companies from having to conduct
By Zhang Kai HONG KONG — On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the April 5 Tienanmen uprising and the second anniversary of Democracy Movement '89, the overseas edition of People's Daily failed to censor a poem with an embedded phrase: "Li Peng,
By Satendra Prasad SUVA — The "interim" Fiji government led by Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara has promulgated a "Protection of the National Economy" decree aimed at crushing both a boycott of the sugarcane harvest by farmers and the 14-week-long strike
By Garry Walters MELBOURNE — Rail workers are growing more concerned that the much-talked-about National Rail Freight Corporation is heading off the rails because the federal government is not prepared to fund properly the major upgrade of the
Strippers and 'immorality' By Janet Fraser The content of a recent late edition of the TV program Donahue astounded me. The discussion was about strip joints in Newport, Kentucky. The guests were erotic dancers and top public servants from the
Qld Labor follows Goss on 'land rights' Roberto Jorquera BRISBANE — The state ALP has modified its policy on Aboriginal land rights to conform to the "Clayton's" land right legislation recently passed by the government of Premier Wayne Goss.
By Kim Spurway "Sydney's Wife Bashers: More at Home in the West" proclaimed a front-page article in the Sydney Morning Herald on June 3. The article dealt with a report by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. In defining domestic
In the ongoing conflict over the future of US military bases in the Philippines, the focus is usually on the clash between US strategic interests and Filipino nationalism. But there is another side to the issue, the social costs to the Filipino
Active Employment Strategy Magenta Deluxe writes (No. 14) to question Peter Chiltern's assessment of the Active Employment Strategy (No.11) and defend the "spirit" behind the AES in providing training to unemployed people. Were this indeed the
Anti-uranium picket of ALP SYDNEY — NSW anti-uranium groups will picket state ALP headquarters on June 20, following reports that sections of the party plan to change its policy to expand mining at the upcoming national conference. The picket
By Tracy Sorensen and Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — World Environment Day activities here included a "Confest" on June 2, a day of ecological radio presented by public access station 2SER and an Environmental Youth Alliance demonstration against resource
By Susan Price and Phillipa Stanford BRISBANE — While dozens of pro-choice supporters picketed for the second time outside the state Labor Conference here last week, inside, delegates voted to put the question of abortion back on the government's
NPWS threatened SYDNEY — The National Parks and Wildlife Service in NSW is to be dismembered in new cabinet arrangements being made by the Greiner Liberal government. Greiner has proposed splitting the NPWS into a National Parks Service

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