By Garry Walters and Ian Close MELBOURNE — A "Police Frame-ups" public meeting, organised by the Campaign Exposing the Frame-up of Tim Anderson and other groups on February 20, heard speakers from the Aboriginal and Irish struggles and the
The Bombs Falling on You Are Friendly By Rosemary Evans How it must annoy and fluster To be killed by bombs called cluster, By your own side, land so free, Bringing real democracee! When to smash Iraq you're trying (Yet through Yankee bombs

Matt black Sinister Science fiction Marvel of Technology Obsolete Carrion angels of the evil empire Door gunners Of the Fourth Reich Video game missiles Bearers of poisonous Message And the Ace of Spades

NEWCASTLE — Hunter region unemployment figures are maintaining their historic trend of being above NSW averages. Figures for the December quarter show an unemployment rate of 7.5% compared to a state average of 6.6%. The situation in the Lower
Former attorney general of the United States Ramsey Clark, returned from a trip to Iraq, gave a press conference which was broadcast over the Pacifica Radio Network affiliate in New York City on February 11. Clark covered over 2000 miles during his

BORIS KAGARLITSKY, ALEXANDER POPOV AND VLADIMIR KONDRATOV are members of the Socialist Party of the Soviet Union, an organisation of about 300 members, formed in July 1990. They spoke to Steve Painter and Jim Percy.

By Angela Matheson SYDNEY — The gay community celebrated its sexuality on the streets of inner city Darlinghurst on February 17 in the annual lesbian and gay Mardi Gras parade. The event, which has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as
By Philip Baker SYDNEY — About 100 activists from the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) demonstrated at the offices of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board on February 14 to highlight the refusal of the board to hold a public inquiry into
By Peter Boyle SYDNEY — Greenpeace divers collected liquid waste from the Caltex Kurnell refinery's underwater waste discharge pipes at 6.00 a.m. on February 14. They later delivered it to the company's executives in Caltex House, in the city, in
Kuwait — a product of colonialism By Bill Stevens Kuwait is a feudal country that some people argue merits its classification as a sovereign state. It is not. It is an ancient sheikhdom that has been nourished and protected and allowed to
VIRGINIA, USA February 14 — The first session of negotiations on a global climate convention was a "diplomatic disaster", according to an international Greenpeace delegation attending the 10-day meeting in Chantilly, Virginia. The negotiations were
By Max Lane Protests in Indonesia against the Gulf War have resulted in demonstration organisers being arrested and beaten. The arrests occurred on February 15 following peaceful protests outside the US, British and Japanese embassies. Sixty
After the Roman circus When the smoke finally clears from the gangsters war in the Middle East, and when the women and men who fought this war — either for Mr Bush's imperial pretensions or Mr Hussein's pathological desire to overshadow Nasser —
George Bush's call for the people (and military) of Iraq to rise up against Saddam Hussein probably would have been poorly received. According to SULEIMAN SALEAM, a Palestinian who was in Jordan in December and January, Hussein's popularity has
By Peter Boyle Why did the Bush administration reject every opportunity for a negotiated settlement of the Gulf War? In the space two weeks, it turned down Iran's offer to mediate; a February 15 offer by Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait; two subsequent
Theology lesson "Israel is being very Christian. It's turning the other cheek." — Jewish biblical scholar Eugene Borowitz in USA Today. History lesson "I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of


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