By Dick Nichols Members of the Community and Public Sector Union are presently electing a new president to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of former incumbent Peter Robson. The poll pits Alison Adler, of the broad left group National
By Jennifer Thompson After seven weeks of strike action against CRA-owned mining company Comalco's refusal to negotiate a collective enterprise agreement, and its generous pay offers to workers who sign individual staff contracts at its bauxite mine
He describes himself as a cultural terrorist, but most would remember him as the outspoken lead singer of punk band, The Dead Kennedys. JELLO BIAFRA has shocked and stirred middle-class USA with his radical proposals for drug law reform ("grow more
StonewallDirected by Nigel FinchBased on the book Stonewall by Martin DubermanReviewed by Jon Strauss Stonewall left me with a feeling that something was lacking. Yet this factionalised account of the lives of a half-dozen gay New Yorkers in the
By Tony Iltis CANBERRA — A weekend of protests aimed at removing US bases from Australian soil, and stopping nuclear testing and Australian militarism, began here on December 1 with a march of 100 people from Parliament House to the US embassy. A
French workers and students defend social services By Sam Stratham MONTPELLIER, France — Hundreds of thousands of students, workers and unemployed people took to the streets around the country on November 30 to protest against the Chirac
New MoonBy Abderrahmane AbdelliReal World RecordsReviewed by Jenny Long This album from Abdelli is an enjoyable introduction to the musical culture of the Berbers of the Kabyl mountains east of Algiers. The struggle to preserve Berber culture is an
By Baz Patton MELBOURNE — About 20 activists occupied the office of the multinational public relations company Burson-Marsteller (B-M) for five hours on November 29. The demonstrators, activists with the Native Forest Network (NFN), Coalition
Andre Malraux: A BiographyBy Curtis CateHutchinson, 1995. 451 pp., $49.95 (hb)Reviewed By Phil Shannon Andre Malraux — now there was a writer to test the value of pigeon-holes. Stock market speculator on the Paris Bourse and temple-robber in
Against France's nuclear tests, too Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. — Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1806) Nationalism can be a sickness that kills not only those filled with the self righteousness, in the centre of a country's
Unions callfor nuclear test ban On November 27, the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM) called for a total ban on nuclear tests and the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide. The ICEM represents
By Chris Spindler Despite the drought in the eastern states some rural producers have continued to make a profit this year. They have taken advantage of depressed land values and negative returns for the majority of farmers, to increase their land