By Angela Matheson Juana was repeatedly raped and tortured during her two-year imprisonment in Central America. She is still receiving medical attention for the wounds. Her husband was killed while she was in prison, while her one-year-old

By Ian Powell WELLINGTON — Workers at the Ashton Rest Home in Marton (a small rural town in the central North Island) are experiencing the exploitative nature of the Employment Contracts Act. Five workers were pressured by the manager of the

The ALP's centenary By Ian Alexander In this, the Australian Labor Party's centenary year, the party has been racked by internal controversy and is on the nose in many parts of its former heartland. This is especially ironic in view of the

a city at war with itself em = By Phil McManus lights on the hill above the river; even the Romans couldn't site a city this well. neon signs between stone and darkness are like colours in an oil spill. there is beauty hidden in the

By Lisa Macdonald and Karen Fletcher A national teleconference initiated from Western Australia at short notice on July 30 decided to proceed with a top-down process towards formation of a green party, incorporating a NSW proposal for a national

By John Hallam Claiming that Iraq is hiding materials that could fashion a nuclear weapon, the US government is threatening a resumption of bombing unless the materials are handed over. But how close is Saddam Hussein's government to producing a

By Karen Fletcher BRISBANE — "When I become Lord Mayor of Brisbane there will be no dump in Rochedale." So said Jim Soorley at a fundraising dinner for the campaign against the Rochedale dump in Brisbane several weeks prior to the poll at which

By Phil Shannon Biospheres: Metamorphosis of Planet Earth By Dorion Sagan Arkana/Penguin. $18.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon "It would be difficult to wax poetic about medical waste, CFCs and carbon dioxide. Yet ... " this is what Dorion

By Peter Boyle The Bush administration appears to have succeeded in convincing Israel, Syria and the Soviet Union to participate in preliminary negotiations on Middle East conflicts. However, the Israeli government insists — and the Bush

By Jane Beckman NEWCASTLE — An estimated 4000 people marched through the city on July 30 to an open air rally in Civic Park in support of Hunter health services. Hospital workers, public servants and the waterfront unions stopped work to


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