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By Michael Garay President Fidel Ramos opened the 10th Congress on July 24 with the executive's traditional "state of the nation address" in a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. At the same time, 80,000 people
Miranda By Stephen Sewell East Coast Theatre Company Directed by Joseph Uchitel With Peter Phelps, Dee Smart and Julian Leather Wharf Theatre, Sydney, until August 19 Reviewed by Allen Myers For my money,
By Eva Cheng In 1963, when the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain announced their plans to stop atmospheric nuclear tests, the French governor of Tahiti claimed, "Not a single particle of radioactive fallout [from France's pending
Sex work decriminalisation defeated By Penny Saunders ADELAIDE — The Brindal bills to decriminalise prostitution were defeated in the SA parliament on July 27, by a vote of 16-28. Sex workers will continue their
August 28 is National Landmines Day. One in three nations has been mined, and up to 70 people a day are being killed as a result of landmines. The number of individuals maimed or killed by landmines in peacetime is as high as 2500 per month. For
By Eva Cheng The drastically changed balance of forces and increasing contradictions between US and Japanese capitalism have cast a serious doubt on the future of the US-Japan Security Treaty. This pact has played a central part in the
Toxic tour highlights radioactive danger By Shane McArthur ADELAIDE — On July 23, more than 50 people joined a "toxic tour", organised by the environmental group Praxis, to highlight the dangers of long-term radioactive
East Timorese youths arrested and tortured By James Balowski On July 24, activists from the newly formed organisation Indonesian Pro-democracy Movement and Maubere People's Independence (SPRIM) informed Green Left Weekly that
@9point = The Story of Pop: Young, Loud and Snotty — Britain's youth by the late '70s found traditional rock music devoid of rebellion, so when the Sex Pistols burst on the scene with what became known as punk music, it was an overnight sensation.
By Belinda O'Dwyer and Marty Branagan "Lies, lies, how can you tell so many lies?"* Deforest industry is lying. Backed by the mega money power of corporate ogres like Boral and Daishowa, the National Association of Forest Industries

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