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By Craig Cormick Based on highly reliable international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe. French foreign minister's
The "deferred forestry assessment" process (DFA) has been an abject failure. Conceived after the Bedall woodchip debacle last year, with the stated aim of moving towards a world class forest reserve system in Australia, the process has been totally
Fundamentalism takes aim at women By Sonia Correa One of the most recurrent concerns of the feminist movement in the late 1990s is the alarming spread of fundamentalism. This phenomenon affects women's lives across the globe. At the most diverse
MELBOURNE — Fourteen people arrested in the campaign to halt the Eastern Freeway extension were sent to trial last week. The Coalition Against Freeway Extensions (CAFE) is organising a rally outside the magistrates' court on October 10 in support
By Nick Everett BRISBANE Fifty people attended a September 30 dinner, organised by Aksi (Indonesia Solidarity Action), to raise funds for East Timor. The event, which commemorated the bloody 1965 coup which brought to power Indonesia's New Order,
SYDNEY — East Timor solidarity activist Shirley Shackleton will be speaking at a dinner on October 15 marking the 20th anniversary of the murder of her husband and four other Australian journalists by the Indonesian army in Balibo, East Timor. On
Write on Gareth Evans I am as outraged at your Gareth Evans competition as I was with my daughter who reckoned GE and Martin Evans vindicate phrenology. "The ducks are on the board Dad", she says. Don't get me wrong, GE has his faults: convoluted
BHP chartered the Iron Baron to deliver manganese ore and other mining products to Launceston. Somehow, on July 11, the ship went well off course and grounded on a reef near the Tamar River mouth. When finally towed free, it had already spewed at
By Alex Bainbridge NEWCASTLE — Academic work bans were lifted at Newcastle University on September 21 following the abolition of promotion quotas by the university council the previous day. Bans had been in place for four months following a
By Ian Powell While on a recent visit to England it was interesting, both as a parent and as a former teachers' union official, to observe developments in the education service after 15 years of Thatcherism. In the all-too-brief 10 days I was there,
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Letters to the editor in the Courier-Mail newspaper indicate widespread rejection of attacks by a minority of public figures on the role of Resistance in the high school walkout here. "Quotes from educators about students
By Ben Courtice HOBART Moves by the federal government to shore up its environment image before the next election have amounted to next to nothing for the Tarkine wilderness area in Tasmania's north-west. The forests of the Tarkine and the Great
By Roni Ben Efrat I recently came across a special advertising supplement of the daily Ha'Aretz entitled "Export 95". The articles effuse optimism, painting a picture of future growth in language not entirely free of propaganda. A close look
Visionary "If we stick to these hard-core issues, we are going to win the next election and we're going to continue to have the most visionary prime minister Australia has ever had." — Former NSW premier Neville Wran, waxing lyrical at the state
Due to an increase in the price of newsprint, the cover price of Green Left Weekly has increased to $2.However, for the time being, the cost of subscribing is still at the pre-price rise rate. Until the end of the year, when we will have to increase
By John Nebauer In 1944, Fred Paterson was elected as the member for Bowen in the Queensland parliament. He is the only communist to have held a state or federal parliamentary seat in Australia. Paterson was born at the Gladstone Meatworks boarding

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