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Newspaper workers strike in San Francisco By Norm Dixon SAN FRANCISCO — Newspaper workers struck here for the first time in over 25 years when they walked out on November 2. Eight unions representing 2600 workers employed at
Landcare: Communities shaping the land and the future By Andrew Campbell Allen & Unwin. 344 pp. Reviewed by Chris Spindler Landcare the book provides a valuable insight into the success, restrictions and problems of Landcare
By Norm Dixon AUCKLAND — Citing personal reasons and the "corrosive" effects of parliamentary politics, Jim Anderton, leader of the NewLabour Party and the five-party Alliance, announced on November 10 that he was immediately standing
Greens run in Kooyong MELBOURNE — The Greens Victoria are running author and philosopher Peter Singer in the Kooyong by-election on November 19. Singer, a professor, is running against Liberal Petro Georgiou, an architect of the Kennett
New Money for Healthy Communities By Thomas H. Greco, Jr. 1994. 201 pp. US$15.95 + $5 postage & handling PO Box 42663, Tucson AZ 85733, USA Reviewed by Brian Martin Considering that money is absolutely central to
By Stephen Robson PERTH — The Court Liberal government is attempting to dismantle the infrastructure that has been built up in the last decade to resolve occupational health and safety issues. The aim of the changes will be to shift more
Murders mar Nepal election KATHMANDU, November 7 — The deaths of five party activists from the main opposition party, Communist Party of Nepal — Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), has brought campaigning in Nepal's second democratic
Open Learning — Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950 — Coonardoo, a novel by Katharine Susannah Prichard, a feminist and communist, shocked readers in the 1930s with its central theme of sexual relationships between black and white
By Malik Miah SAN FRANCISCO — US voters on November 8 gave the Republican Party control of both houses of the US Congress. The last time the Republicans controlled Congress was in 1954. President Bill Clinton's Democratic
Agency bargaining rush is on in HSH By Phil Shannon CANBERRA — Departmental management and the national officials of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) are priming union members for the adoption of an agency
Farmers clash with Indonesian military By Hasan NGAWI, East Java — On November 10, approximately 1500 farmers and 150 students from Students in Solidarity for Democracy in Indonesia (SSDI) held a mass demonstration in front of
IYF: plaything of politicians and media By Melinda Jollie As we draw toward the end of the International Year of the Family, it is difficult to retain any of the initial optimism generated by the "reform" rhetoric of
By Frank Enright Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) forces continue to maintain their defensive positions following the failure of the peace conference in October. "The cease-fire no longer applies ... But the BRA forces have not
FMLN commander arrested By Roberto Jorquera On October 17, a Salvadoran judge ordered the arrest of Joaquin Villalobos, one of the five FMLN commanders and leader of the ERP. Villalobos was charged with the offence, of
Politics for beginners By Dave Riley The way Graham Richardson calls it, politics is a mug's game. With sharks like Richo at large maybe it is best to stay out of the water altogether. "Be warned!", insists Richo, "Politics is
By Arun Pradhan Thousands of people rallied across Australia on November 12 to commemorate the killing of more than 300 peaceful protesters in Dili three years ago. Protesters in 11 cities showed that they would not accept the Australian

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