By Nick Fredman In a manner reminiscent of the bloody anti-crime campaigns of the 1980s, Indonesian authorities have in recent weeks been clearing Jakarta's streets of beggars and other "unsightly" elements in preparation for the November 15
By Max Anderson LONDON — On October 29, a day marked by constant drizzle and the occasional heavy shower, thousands of people marched from the Temple tube station on the Embankment to Trafalgar Square, where a CND (Campaign for Nuclear
By Zanny Begg SYDNEY — In 1982 Alan Mills moved to Londonderry to find a peaceful plot on which to relax and grow native trees. Mills, who teaches maths at the local school, soon found that relaxing was the last thing he was going to be doing
By Stephen Robson From 1949 until 1972, the Liberal Party held federal government. Following the decision of the powers that be to terminate the Whitlam government in 1975, the Liberal Party again governed until 1983. By this time, the
Natural Born Killers Directed by Oliver Stone Reviewed by Rjurik Davidson The film industry has been reviving dark, violent and macabre films: the degenerate The Bad Lieutenant, the disturbing Boxing Helena, the cataclysmic Reservoir Dogs
Women in refuges By Maria Caltabiano Women in refuges who are escaping domestic violence may not be able to escape the government knowing all about them if the newly proposed data collection scheme goes ahead. Refuges are funded
This week we received a letter from a subscriber. It reads: "Dear Green Left, "My subscription will be about up for renewal. I must abandon it. I do this reluctantly. Green Left Weekly is a first-class production, well laid-out, tightly
Aborigines condemn Land Acquisition Fund By John Nebauer BRISBANE — Thirty people attended a meeting called by the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) on November 2 to discuss the implication of the federal
DAVID WEBER toured Russia for a month in June and took the opportunity to talk to ordinary Russians about the changes that have occurred in their country. Here we present a sampling of the interviews. Anatoli Basmanov, cook Anatoli Basmanov
By Jon Lamb MANILA — For thousands of East Timorese living outside their homeland, their thoughts often turn to the friends and relatives they have left behind, particularly as November 12 and December 7 (the commemorative dates for the Dili
International Playhouse — The Girl with the Botticelli Face — Part one of a play by W.D. Valgardson. Bob, a troubled, middle-aged English professor, is caught up in the bitter turmoil of marital breakdown. His only refuge is a cafe where his
1995 Cuban calendar Joan Coxsedge, long-time solidarity activist and friend of Cuba (pictured welcoming Sergio Corrieri, head of Cuba's Institute for Friendship of the Peoples, during his 1992 visit to Australia), has put a series of her pen and
Editorial: Money rules In these times of growing antipathy to the major political parties, some emergency measures are being taken by those with an interest in keeping power where it presently resides. After intense lobbying from Labor, the
The Big Picture: The Plague: The Zero Factor — A four-part series charting the history of AIDS from the first reported case to today. ABC, 9.30pm, Thursday, November 10. Drop the Dead Donkey — George is engaged to his girlfriend, Anna, but
By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — Opponents of the ACT branch of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) are attempting to cut their losses following the resignation of one of their supporters from the position of branch assistant secretary. The
MANILA — In September last year, 253 unions, covering between 150 and 170,000 workers, broke away from the May First Movement (KMU) federation, to establish a new trade union centre called the Workers for Change (BMP). The formation of BMP


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