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An unprecedented development is evident in Israel. A challenge is being mounted to the founding ideology of the state, Zionism. A key factor in this challenge has been the writings of what have been called the new or revisionist Israeli historians.
By Wendy Robertson Last year, the socialist youth organisation Resistance launched an Australia-wide campaign in support of East Timor's independence. The highlight of the campaign was the October 15 National Day of Action, mobilising 1300 high
WA DSS delegates oppose redundancies By Jonathan Strauss PERTH — Community and Public Sector Union delegates in the Department of Social Security decided on February 7 to oppose redundancies proposed by DSS Area North (covering the
Peter Montague The computer industry revealed an illuminating use of risk assessment recently. On November 24, the New York Times announced discovery of a bug in the Pentium computer chip, the flagship product of the giant Intel Corporation, the
Reprinted here are parts of a faxed letter to Matthew J. James, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geology at Sonoma State University in California. It was sent by Macarena Green, a biologist now in the Galapagos Islands. The islands,
No exceptions "Anything is available to be sold if the price is right." — Ron Ward, general manager of TNT Harbourlink, which owns the Sydney monorail, on suggestions that the eyesore might be removed by government. Read my intentions "We
Sustaining Our Forests By Kara Joss 1994. 121 pp. $15 Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald Sustaining Our Forests is a much needed and very useful resource for both the novice and the well informed on forest conservation in Australia. The product of
Corporate sponsorship of schools growing By Heidi Pegrem SYDNEY — A report presented to the national conference of the Australian Education Union on January 20 revealed that corporate sponsorship of schools is expanding in all states,
Agency bargaining scrapes through By Phil Shannon CANBERRA — An agency bargaining agreement has been narrowly accepted by members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in the federal Department of Human Services and Health. With
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues By Paul Oliver Cambridge University Press, 1994. 384 pp., $18.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Discovering the blues can be a life-altering revelation. A Bessie Smith record on ABC radio 20-odd
ADELAIDE — On February 8 members of Sydney's campaign against the third runway treated people in Rundle Mall to tape recordings of aircraft noise as part of a national tour to highlight how intolerable the noise is. The demonstration aimed to
Looking out: Setting the record 'straight' By Brandon Astor Jones "The bombardment of negative imagery is not only having a devastating effect on blacks', especially black youths', view of themselves, but also on how others see them." —
ADELAIDE — 1000 public sector workers from the miscellaneous division of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union unanimously rejected the Liberal government's meagre enterprise bargaining pay offer at a stop-work meeting on February
End woodchipping The "Independent Environment Coalition" has sprung up in Byron Bay, with local action on major environmental policy. Convenor and film-maker, Bob Cummins, wants to see big changes in economic policies to rescue farmland and
By Lisa Macdonald In direct response to the battle over the federal government's woodchip export licences decision, the environment movement will be back on the streets of most of the nation's capitals over the next two weeks. The plans for
On December 30, two Brookline (Boston), Massachusetts, reproductive health clinics suffered the cold-blooded murders of two women. The women fatally shot were 25-year-old Shannon Lowney and 38-year-old Lee Ann Nichols, who worked as receptionists for

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