By Chris Slee

MELBOURNE — About 60 people attended the launching here on October 14 of Macedonia: Its Disputed History, by Neil Simpson.

The book provides a brief overview of Macedonia's complex history, giving a background to

SA public sector conditions threatened

By Trish Corcoran and Melanie Sjoberg

ADELAIDE — Attacks on workers in the state public sector have been unrelenting since the election of the Brown Liberal government last December.

KATH GELBER discusses the issues raised in a controversial new book, Women as Wombs: Reproductive Technologies and the battle over Women's Freedom, by Janice G. Raymond. The book is published by Spinifex Press, at a recommended retail price of

By Brian Rohan

As is almost always the case, when you come expecting fire, you usually get smoke.

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey was expected to come from Tyrone with plenty of fire, and a bit of brimstone too, but her appearances

By Angela Matheson

As a clothing machinist in Manila unable to feed and house her small son, Susie accepted a job offer of sex work in Sydney. "I am here", she says, "to work hard, and in six months I will go home and buy a house and have

By Adam Hanieh

ADELAIDE — It was enough to bring tears to the eyes of any True Believer. Two hundred people cram into the beer garden of the Exeter Hotel. The atmosphere is restless. Someone gets up and sings a few working-class songs.

By Chow Wei-Cheng

LONDON — As support for the Tory government continues to dwindle, Tony Blair, the new, young leader of the British Labour Party, made his debut at the Labour Party's annual conference in Blackpool.

Blair and

Solving the problem of violence

By Wendy Robertson

This week, women all over the country and internationally will march in Reclaim the Night marches. These marches have traditionally been used to highlight violence against women

Work ethic

"In the late '80s people were often staying right through dinner, and it's almost getting back to that stage now. We generally get banking and finance people and the bond and derivatives dealers." — The owner of the Imperial Peking

By Norm Dixon

AMSTERDAM — The besieged people of Tuzla, a large industrial and mining town in Bosnia surrounded by Serbian forces, recently welcomed the 14th convoy of trucks bringing much-needed food aid and political solidarity. The


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