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By Jennifer Thompson As opposition grows to French nuclear weapons testing at Moruroa atoll, Greenpeace and other campaigners will be remembering the bombing in Auckland harbour of the first Rainbow Warrior on July 10, 1985. The Rainbow
Ambulance privatisation costs lives By Sean Healy MELBOURNE — The impact of the Kennett state government's cuts to ambulance services and privatisation of the dispatch service has been felt here in recent weeks. On June 19, a
How to Save the Earth — First in a six-part documentary series on preserving tropical rainforests, stopping global warming, feeding the world, cutting air pollution and slowing down the rate of consumption of the world's resources. SBS, Sunday,
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began an open-ended hunger strike on June 15. The Prisoners' Central Committee in Jneid Prison announced that the goal is the immediate release of the roughly 5400 Palestinian political prisoners who continue to
No aberration The controversy over the appointment of Lieutenant General Herman Mantiri as Indonesia's ambassador to Australia may be a little confusing to the Suharto dictatorship. After all, Mantiri has only carried through policies on East
The Revolution Deferred: The Painful Birth of Post-Apartheid South Africa By Martin J. Murray Verso, London, 1994. 270pp., $39.95 pb Reviewed by Norm Dixon Martin Murray has written arguably the best book yet about the complicated series
Melbourne rally against privatisation By Alana Kerr MELBOURNE — Ten thousand people rallied on June 26 against the state government's plans to privatise Victoria's gas, water and electricity utilities. The rally and march, organised
Irons for prisoners Prisoners chained in leg-irons at Barwon prison are considering action against the Victorian Department of Correctional Services on the basis that the use of leg-irons is an abuse of human rights. The Victorian Criminal Justice
Mt Isa workers vote on log of claims By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A mass meeting of unionists at the giant MIM mine at Mt Isa will be held on June 27 to vote on a draft log of claims, including a 16% wage rise, free annual air fares to
East Timor 'resistance is strong' Recent arrivals from East Timor, who must remain anonymous, have told Green Left Weekly that the Indonesian occupation forces are stepping up their campaign of detention and terror, aimed specifically at young
Community radio rally ADELAIDE — On June 21, local bands, students, political activists, migrant groups and many others made up a 400-strong crowd on the steps of Parliament House to show their support for community radio. Annual funding of
By Pip Hinman On June 29, more than 15,000 people took part in a "flotilla for peace" demonstration in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, in protest at the French government's decision to resume testing at Moruroa. According to ABC Radio