By Bill Mason BRISBANE Premier Rob Borbidge on April 13 threatened to call a state election over Aboriginal opposition to the huge Century Zinc mine project in the far north of the state. After a confrontation with Carpentaria Land Council
By Paul Howes and Mark Walsh SYDNEY — On April 12, more than 20 people representing a range of organisations met to organise anti-uranium mining campaign activities in Sydney. The group planned a protest action to be held outside the Energy
By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — South Australian Institute of Teachers delegates held a special meeting on April 10 to discuss further action in their dispute with the state Liberal government. SAIT industrial officer Angus Story described the dispute
ROY BAILEY's recent tour of Australia finished at the National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter weekend. Before the tour was over, Green Left Weekly's ALEX BAINBRIDGE caught up with him in Newcastle to talk about his music and politics.
John Winston Howard, MHR (Lib) Bennelong: Get a load of that deficit! Phew! What a big 'un! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I said to my offsider — didn't I, Pete? — I said, "What we have here is a failure of big government". And
Backlash? Balderdash! Where feminism is going rightBy Beatrice FaustFrontlines pamphlet series, University of New South Wales Press, 199464 pp., $5Reviewed by Trish Corcoran This pamphlet made my blood boil. Beatrice Faust asserts that the backlash
You Can Touch Me ... I'm Part of the Union — At a time when union popularity and membership are on the decline, one Australian union has decided recruit a group of workers previously ignored by the trade union movement — sex workers. ABC Radio
The family basement "Prison guards beat a convicted thief and stepped on his penis during a search of the Wayne Correctional Institution last week, the inmate told his father." — Rhonda Cook, staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
By Bill Mason BRISBANE A landmark Cape York agreement between Aborigines, conservationists and pastoralists will go ahead, regardless of the opposition of Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge, according to Noel Pearson, Cape York Land Council executive
The Cutting Edge. Weapons: A Battle for HumanitySBS TV8.30 pm (8.00 pm in SA), Tuesday, April 23Reviewed by Brendan Doyle In Angola, a child playing in the fields picks up a green thing that looks like a large plastic butterfly. It explodes, and the
By Dorothy Tumney There has been a barrage of anti-environment movement propaganda in the establishment media over the last 12 months. John O'Neill's article "Environmentalists and the Temple of Doom", published in the January 20 Sydney Morning
MOSCOW — Jailed Russian environmentalist Alexander Nikitin has won an important victory in his fight to beat espionage charges brought against him by the Federal Security Service (FSB — the former KGB). On March 26 President Boris Yeltsin
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In a surprise development on April 8, Dzhokhar Dudayev, the central leader of the Chechen resistance forces, broke with the rebels' past position and called for direct negotiations with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
SimpaticoBy Sam ShepardDirected by David BertholdSydney Theatre Company, Wharf 2Until May 4Reviewed by Brendan Doyle From his screenplays for Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970) through to Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas and the stage play True West, Sam
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Jim Dowling, a long-time peace activist and member of the Catholic Worker group, was jailed for three months on March 22, for a peaceful protest with other Christian demonstrators at the Defence Force Headquarters in the
By Alison Dellit The campaign against voluntary student unionism legislation, introduced by the Kennett government in 1994, has entered another stage. With the cancellation of federal funding under the Coalition, many student unions have less than


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