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Melbourne council workers protest

By Kim Linden

MELBOURNE — Workers at Moreland Council, which covers the northern inner suburbs, have slapped bans on collecting rubbish and are refusing to collect some parking fines in their

Dissident author receives literary award

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, one of Indonesia's foremost authors, was chosen on July 19 to receive this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for his work in journalism, literature and creative communications, and

Democratic Socialists: End the arms embargo!

By Peter Boyle

The United Nations should lift the arms embargo on Bosnia, turn over the weapons of the UN "peacekeepers" to the government of Bosnia and get out of the country,

The killing venue

By Brandon Astor Jones

@outdent = "I am a product of your creation. I responded as programmed ... You seem to think that executing criminals is the answer, but an overhauling of our entire society is the real

By Zohl de Ishtar

"We have come to protect you and bring you civilisation and peace." These are the words the French used in 1843 when 500 armed troops, under cover of four warships, marched through Tahiti, arrested Queen Pomare IV (queen

By Sujatha Fernandes

In all of the apparent outrage expressed by politicians over the French government's decision to resume testing in the Pacific, there has been little mention of the Australian government's own record of nuclear

@f24 = Anger at ship dumping

By Ben Courtice

HOBART — The wreck of the BHP ship Iron Baron on July 10, and the resultant slick of 300 tonnes of fuel oil off the north coast of Tasmania, is one the state's worst environmental

By Alice Davis

ADELAIDE — The royal commission into the Hindmarsh Island bridge fiasco was jolted on July 27 by the one of the key governmental witnesses' withdrawal of his statements. Doug Milera's earlier claims that Aboriginal women's

DSS bans over system failure

By Jim McIlroy

BRISBANE — Union members at Department of Social Security offices and teleservice centres around the country have launched a campaign of bans and reduced public contact hours over

@lhead = Law and Aborigines

@letter = Let us find a way to incorporate Aboriginal customary law into our justice system.

@letter = There have been many examples of ethnic or religious minorities having a large degree of autonomy

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