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Special tribunal to try Ogoni leaders Nigerian military authorities have appointed a three person "special tribunal" to try Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders, held since May. Government-controlled media reported during the November
Live Wood By Paul Weller Polygram Reviewed by Arun Pradhan I'll come clean from the start. I was a Paul Weller fan. How could you not be? After all, he was the driving force behind the Jam. Throughout the late '70s, this band
Actions for East Timor Fifty people participated in a speak-out for East Timor in Brisbane on November 18, reports Nick Everett. The event was held to support the demands of 29 East Timorese students inside the US embassy in Jakarta and to
By Ana Kailis Queensland Premier Wayne Goss and environment minister Molly Robson were hopelessly stranded by the federal government's November 15 decision to stop the clearance of mangroves at the proposed "tourist mecca" at Oyster Point
By Max Lane According to Sarkeke, one of the East Timorese students in Jakarta who did not make it over the fence into the US Embassy on November 12, the sit-in protest there is aimed at getting Indonesia out of East Timor. "We want our
By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — Australian National University student and anti-fees campaigner Alison Dellit will be contesting the February 18 ACT elections as a Democratic Socialist candidate. Twenty-year-old Dellit is also a well known
Labor deregulation to unleash loggers By Paul Oboohov SYDNEY — As New South Wales counts down to the state election in March, the Wilderness Society's Western Sydney branch hosted a forum asking whether Carr Labor would make a difference
No, not Medea There's no denying that 23-year old Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who claimed her two young sons were kidnapped then a week later confessed to their murder, committed a terrible crime. Unfortunately, the media and an
Looking out: Little-big-girls By Brandon Astor Jones "Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our [presumed] bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us." — Van Wyck Brooks Because this column is published via
ADELAIDE — Some 1000 public sector workers attended a stop-work rally on November 15 outside Parliament House, called by the Public Sector Association to oppose the Public Sector Management Bill being debated in parliament. The bill would enable
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — In what was described as an "exceptional decision" by sources in the Victorian branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, the Victorian Industrial Relations Court on November 14 overturned the May
By Stephen Robson I've never met Graham Richardson, but then again, I have. I did a spell in Young Labor and the ALP, and I came across more than a few Graham Richardsons. They were mainly men, but now it seems there are a few more women who