By Jennifer Thompson The PLO executive council met in Tunis from August 14-16 to discuss the partial redeployment document agreed at Taba by PLO Chairman Yassar Arafat and Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres on August 11. Attended by ten of
By Pip Hinman Despite well-documented and widespread evidence linking nuclear explosions to health and environmental problems, there is a growing campaign to play down the impact of the underground tests at Moruroa atoll. A series of reports
A 150-strong delegation of students, farmers and workers visited the Indonesian national parliament on August 23 as part of launching a campaign for the repeal of five repressive political laws. The 1985 laws restrict political parties to the
The Big Picture: Populate or PerishABC TV, Wednesday, September 13, 9.30pm (9 Adelaide)Previewed by Lisa Macdonald Since the time of Malthus in the late 1700s, the issue of population growth and its impacts on the economic, environmental and social
The Mexican government announced on August 14 that the country's gross domestic product fell by 10.5% in the second quarter of the year in comparison to the same period in 1994. This was about double the 5-6% contraction economists had predicted.
By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — The right to burn flags as a form of protest has been strongly supported by Northern Territory trade unions. The August 28 meeting of the NT Trades and Labour Council passed the motion: "The Northern Territory Trades
There's always the dole "They wouldn't be working with me if they weren't happy." — Horse trainer Gai Waterhouse, replying to claims by the Australian Workers Union that her strappers and stable hands are paid below award
By Lisa Macdonald As the French government prepared to resume nuclear testing at Moruroa atoll, on September 1 and 2 another round of anti-nuclear protest actions involved thousands of people in Australia, Tahiti and France. In France, a message
By Norm Dixon Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert Mugabe has outraged supporters of human rights and gay and lesbian organisations with his refusal to allow a gay and lesbian group to participate in a book fair in Harare. More than 1000 demonstrators
@FM18 WIDE = Adelaide women's services threatened By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE Another women's service in South Australia is coming under threat. A recently released review of the Women's Information Switchboard (WIS) recommends a complete
By Kerryn Williams CANBERRA — A referendum is being held at the Australian National University September 4-6 on whether the Students Association should affiliate to the National Union of Students (NUS). There have been two referenda on
Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of LoveBy Brad FraserNew Theatre, King Street, Newtown (Sydney)Reviewed by Peter Boyle Brad Fraser is reputedly Canada's hottest gay playwright. His plays have become famous for their in-your-face sex
Good Times, Hard Times: The Past and the Future in ElizabethBy Mark PeelMelbourne University Press, 1995, 301 pp., $24.95 (pb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon Elizabeth — built in the 1950s on the northern outskirts of Adelaide as the "City of Tomorrow"
Write on: letters to the editor Write on: letters to the editor CEPU elections I write to you on behalf of myself and my other comrades who were recently in the middle of our elections when your weekly #198 came out. Our
WaterworldStarring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Michael JetnerDirected by Kevin ReynoldsReviewed by Barry Healy By now everybody knows the publicity albatross Waterworld carries around its neck: that it's the
Nine MonthsDirected by Chris ColumbusReviewed by Sujatha Fernandes As all the promotional hype promises, Nine Months is a movie about "the family". The starring couple, Samuel (Hugh Grant) and Rebecca (Julianne Moore), have a perfect relationship