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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
[This is the slightly abridged text of a talk given at a public forum in Sydney on June 6. The author, JOHN PERCY, is national secretary of the Democratic Socialist Party.] The campaign against the Vietnam War here developed in similar ways to
Darwin anti-nuclear campaign By Tom Flanagan DARWIN — An information stall in Darwin's Raintree Park on July 1 collected hundreds of signatures on petitions opposing nuclear testing. This was the first of a series of public actions in
The Tricks of the Trade By Dario Fo Methuen. 224 pp., $19.95 Reviewed by Dave Riley Acting is taken so much for granted. So much of the culture we enjoy now depends on the ability of individuals to delude us into thinking they are someone
Green Left Weekly was established on the principle of networking between activists involved in campaigns — for the environment, for women's liberation, for lesbian and gay rights and many others. The coverage that Green Left gives to these issues
By Lisa Macdonald Three weeks after the French government's decision to resume nuclear testing at Moruroa atoll, pressure is mounting on the federal government to act in accordance with the widespread public opposition to the tests. Not for
Defence "We are just doing this to keep some defence contractors who put out big political contributions, I think, alive." — US member of Congress Pat Schroeder on why the Congress voted to buy two more B-2 Stealth bombers, at US$1.2 billion
Moruroa — The Big Secret The Cutting Edge SBS, Wednesday, July 5, 8.30pm (8 Adelaide) Reviewed by Jennifer Thompson This documentary, made in 1993 by a group of French, Tahitian and Australian film makers, on the shelf until now, has
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
By Jon Lamb Students in Burma have played a major role in the fight for human rights and democracy throughout the decades of turmoil that have racked Burmese politics. Students led the waves of anti-government protests which swept across Burma
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
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

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