Stop Chinese nuclear tests The testing of a nuclear bomb by the Chinese government on August 17 is a stupid and reactionary step, one which is dangerous to the people of China and of the whole world. While aggressive imperialist
By Wendy Robertson "It is young people who will bear the brunt of the effects of nuclear testing, environmental destruction and economic irrationalism. We want to fight back. School authorities and governments should realise that, not only
Ferguson installed amid ALP factional deals By Dave Mizon MELBOURNE — The factional brawls over the ALP national executive's decision to install ACTU president Martin Ferguson in the federal seat of Batman have highlighted,
By Michael Garay The "Soviet threat", which provided the US justification for the transformation of the Pacific into an "American Lake" has ended. The Pentagon, however, intends to remain. "It is ironic that at the very zenith
By Dave Wright While the movement against French nuclear testing in the Pacific continues to grow in Australia, the people of Tahiti, who are most directly affected, have staged large demonstrations opposing the resumption of testing at
By Frank Gollan SYDNEY — Plans by the Public Sector Union Group of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) to restructure massively are floundering. The plans are designed to centralise financial and other controls of the group,
Residents protest against freeway By Sue Bolton MELBOURNE — About 70 people protested on August 12 against Premier Jeff Kennett's City Link mega-freeway project, which will link the eastern and the Tullamarine freeways. The
By Sean Healy MELBOURNE — La Trobe University administration has backed down in a fight with the Students' Representative Council over the SRC's funding. After a student general meeting on August 15 of 300 students, the largest at La
All Men Are Liars Hoyts Cinemas Reviewed by Kath Gelber and Lou Stanley You can't help but wonder why the producers have put so much marketing money into such a mediocre film. The exit from the preview screening we attended was
Blokes August 16-19, 22-26 One Plus One August 31-September 2, 13-16 When I was A Girl I used to Scream and Shout September 6-9, 19-23 Junction Theatre in conjunction with Ambush, Not So Straight Theatre and Living
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In January, my friend Valya was sacked from her job. A former English teacher, energetic and self-assured, she had quit an office job with a Russian commercial firm in order to take up an offer of better-paid
SA government introduces controversial skills test By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — On August 16 the Liberal state government will introduce a basic skills test to assess the standard of primary school students in years three and
By Dave Riley Norma Nord joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1937. "I was a terribly nervous, highly strung, very sick girl because I had suffered from malnutrition and neglect as a child. As I grew older, I had to overcome all
'No' to NUS affiliation at ANU By Sarah Stephen Our education system is under attack. Over the last 10 years the ALP government has moved rapidly towards the introduction of a user-pays system that allows only those who are rich
Health workers endorse pay claim By Kim Linden MELBOURNE — Around 2000 members of the Health Services Union of Australia (HSUA) voted on August 17 to endorse an 8% pay claim which allows a possible further 3% to be claimed
Women and peace For the Love of Peace: Women and Global Peace Building By Kaye Murray Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: 1995. 150 pp. Reviewed by Connie Frazer. For anyone curious about WILPF


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