By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — On July 9 Russian forces launched a huge new offensive in the republic of Chechnya, putting an end to a shaky six-week cease-fire. With lulls due to bad flying weather, the Russian military has continued pouring bombs
By Claudine Holt MELBOURNE — More than 400 people attended a meeting organised by Justice for Indigenous Australians at the Assembly Hall on July 23. The meeting was called to highlight the increasingly racist climate allowed and encouraged under
Biting PavlovBy Philip DeanDirected by David Peachey and Ken StockPandemonium Theatre ProductionsWarren Street Theatre, BrisbaneReviewed by Lynda Hansen This production, performed in a beautiful old church in Spring Hill by amateur theatre group
Rough JusticeBy Terence FrisbyDirected by Maeliosa StaffordEnsemble Theatre, Milsons Point (Sydney)Reviewed by Tony Smith Why would any man — anyone — claim to have killed his infant son when he had not? Terence Frisby's courtroom drama poses
By James Vassilopoulos According to a leaked memorandum obtained by Green Left Weekly, Qantas Airways is developing "an industrial disruption labour plan", or scabbing plan, to be implemented in an industrial dispute with unions. The memo by Bob
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Ukrainian coal miners began returning to work on July 17 after 14 days of strikes and other protest actions that paralysed the country's coal-producing regions. The miners' key demand was that the government make money
The Community and Public Sector Union held stop-work meetings on July 23 to vote on a National Executive (NE) motion to strike on July 25. Motions calling for an ongoing service-wide campaign against the cuts, and for the ACTU to call a strike to
By Chris Martin SYDNEY — Campaigns to recognise and celebrate contemporary indigenous history have gained new impetus with the launch of the National Aboriginal History and Heritage Council (NAHHC). The NAHHC was established at a forum held
For Diane's sake Abigail Van Buren, whose real name is Pauline Friedman Phillips, is a full-time homemaker, mother and grandmother, author of six best-sellers. Since 1956, I have considered her to be one of the best and most read advice columnists
Pickets were held last week to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks, considered the day that launched the Cuban revolution. Lara Pullin reports from Canberra that around 20 people gathered outside the United States
The "greenhouse effect" is the reason why the earth remains comfortably warm and suitable for life as we know it. But only small amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water are necessary to fulfil this vital task. Scientists believe that increases in
By Anne O'Callaghan AUCKLAND — Twenty-seven parties are competing for parliamentary seats in the October 12 elections, the first to be held under the new MMP (mixed member proportionate) system. According to national director of the Alliance Matt