The Long Black Veil
The Chieftains
Reviewed by Bernie Brian

The Chieftains were bringing Irish traditional music to world audiences long before the recent upsurge in interest in Irish music and certainly before WOMAD existed. They have

Les Patriotes
Directed by Eric Rochant
At the Academy Twin in Sydney and Cinema Como in Melbourne from May 25
Reviewed by Jennifer Thompson

Many fawning journalistic words have been written about Israel's secret service agency, the

GREG BETTS is Queensland state secretary of the FEDFA and assistant district secretary of the CFMEU (the amalgamation of these unions is not yet complete on the state level). He was interviewed about the Mt Isa struggle by ANDREW WATSON.


In an effort to curb signs of student activity, facilities management at Northern Territory University closed student bars and cafes and wrapped black plastic around poster poles to prepare for the 1995 graduation ceremony on May 5. They also wrote

WA TAFE teachers protest privatisation

By Martin Price
and Anne Pavy

PERTH — Coffins, symbolising the death of TAFE, were carried onto the steps of Parliament House during a rally on May 18 organised by the State School Teachers Union

Tarkine Tigers arrested

By Ben Courtice

HOBART — On May 16 police arrested seven more activists involved in a vigil on Parliament House lawns to protest against the road being built through the Tarkine wilderness. The vigil had been

Timorese student killed

According to Portuguese press reports, on May 18 East Timorese student Filomeno dos Santos, 26 years old, died in prison in Dili after being tortured for several hours by three Indonesian intelligence agents.


By Frank O'Brien

Donncha O'Kane sees his family three times a year. They travel from Castlewellan in County Down to visit him in prison in Celle in Germany. It is a long, expensive journey and, like the families of the other Irish prisoners held

ROTTERDAM — Greenpeace has found alarmingly high levels of a highly toxic organochlorine chemical in sediments along the eastern edge of the North Sea in the Wadden See, the environmental group said on May 15.

The chemicals, chlorinated

War an increasing threat to women

By Deirdre Graham

Women are increasingly at risk of being victims of human rights abuses because of an increasing number of nationalistic movements worldwide says the human rights group Amnesty


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