Abu Mazen poised to take up PNA post By Karen Farrell Declaration of Principles chief architect Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) will finally assume his role as head of the Palestinian Negotiations Supervisory Committee, according to an
Coogee women's pool saved By Sarah Peart SYDNEY — An anti-discrimination tribunal on March 31 dismissed as "vexatious" and "frivolous" against the Randwick and Coogee Ladies Swimming Club and the Randwick Council over McIver's Baths
Victorian hospital jobs under threat By Seetal Dodd MELBOURNE — Jobs and job security are under threat at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, formed in a recent amalgamation between Heidelberg and Austin hospitals in Melbourne's
This is the text of a speech to a rally against woodchipping, which drew 5000 people in Hobart on March 18. It was given by REBECCA MECKELBURG on behalf of the Environmental Youth Alliance. The federal Labor government's December decision to
Learning, early on By Brandon Astor Jones "How does a doctor or a health care worker teach a mother that her children must always wash their hands after playing with the family kitten when [their] tin house is not connected to water? —
The Drilling Fields SBS, Tuesday, April 18, 8.30pm Reviewed by Norm Dixon This graphic documentary details the dreadful environmental vandalism that oil multinational Shell has visited upon the Niger delta region in southern Nigeria and the
Employable "With my skills in life, I am employable elsewhere." — NSW Labor right MLA Bob Martin, threatening to resign and cause a by-election if he was dropped from the front bench. Loyalty "If you only want to run for the big jobs, what
BRISBANE — 100 people attended the launch of Bomber Grounded, Runway Closed on March 25. The book by Ciaron O'Reilly documents his experiences during his trial and prison sentence in the United States. It details the pre-dawn action of the ANZUS
Next issue April 26 Green Left Weekly is taking a one-week break at Easter so that many of our staff and distributors can participate in the Marxist Educational Conferences. Our next issue will be dated April 26 and will include an interview with
By Lisa Macdonald Two weeks ago, the ALP, Coalition and Australian Democrats voted themselves a windfall totalling over $15 million. The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1994, passed by the Senate on March 30, was a deal
By Peter Webster SYDNEY — Social Security workplace delegates from all over NSW attended the Combined Delegates Conference (CDC) at the Community and Public Sector Union's Sydney Office on March 27 and 28. Important issues discussed
Deal proposed on radioactive waste A leaked letter from South Australian Premier Dean Brown to Prime Minister Paul Keating reveals that the SA government is attempting to trade its opposition to a radioactive waste repository at Woomera for a
By Pip Hinman Australia will be well remembered for its role at the two-week climate conference in Berlin. With the so-called left winger Senator John Faulkner at the helm, the Australian delegation collaborated with a handful of rich countries
By Ladislas Niyongira [This article first appeared in the Rwandan newspaper Kinyamateka. An entire edition of the paper has been translated into French and English by the organisations Reporters Sans Frontieres and World Media Network and is
By Tim Dauth JOHANNESBURG — "Consolidate and advance": these are the tasks, delegates to the South African Communist Party Gauteng regional congress here decided on March 18-19. The congress recognised that the immediate task is to address the
Reconciling Australia: The Hard Questions — Four prominent Aborigines have their say about the woolly concept of "reconciliation" in a special four-part series. Barbara Flick, indigenous adviser to the AMA, John Ah Kit, executive director of the


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