By Max Lane Democracy activists defy Suharto Budiman Sujatmiko, president of the People's Democratic Party (PRD) and 13 other PRD prisoners held in Jakarta have refused to sign the reports on their interrogation. This is the first time political
Indonesia: the land of a million political prisoners By James Balowski Political trials have become regular events in Indonesia. Thousands of the regime's opponents — communists, radical nationalists, students, Muslims and labour activists
PROFESSOR IAN WEBSTER is the director of the Drug and Alcohol Unit at Liverpool Hospital in the heart of Sydney's west, and president of the Drug and Alcohol Council of Australia. He told Green Left Weekly's JENNIFER THOMPSON that budget cuts
Russian defeat brings hope for peace in Chechnya By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — August 1996 seems destined to be remembered as the point when Russians came to accept that their armed forces had lost the war in Chechnya, and when the regime of
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 7pm. Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31,
Liberals and the Democrats By Barry Sheppard The "liberals" had their day at the Democratic Party convention — they were allowed to speak in respectful disagreement with President Bill Clinton, while using their influence to exhort those
The Silicon TongueBy Beryl FletcherSpinifex Press, 1996$16.95Reviewed by Patricia Brien New Zealand author Beryl Fletcher's The Silicon Tongue is the story of four generations of women separated by circumstance and united by technology. It starts in
The Howard government's budget has set Australia on the road towards a "two-tier" health system: one tier for the wealthy, and another for the rest. In the United States, where such a system is in place, the human cost is appalling. A recent
By Reihana Mohideen and Sonny Melencio The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be held in the Philippines in November, at Subic Bay, once an infamous US military base and symbol of US domination of the country. Since the push
By Con Costa Changes to health care in the recent budget include the usual attacks on the sick and weak — more pressure on bulk billing, prescription costs to go up for all and attacks on dental care for health care card holders. Coalition health


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