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By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — Unfortunately, the last few months of hectic campaigning against the Liberals' education cuts has provided an opportunity for some to (conveniently) forget lessons learnt over the last decade of fighting Labor's attacks
The August 19th movement As I write it is all of two months since the doors of parliament shattered in our hands. The month in which our strength was briefly marshalled — the angry, rapturous, in-your-face furore that overtook us — has settled.
CycloDirected by Tran Anh HungNow screening in Sydney and Melbourne, other capitals to followReviewed by Brendan Doyle Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival last year, this young Vietnamese director's latest film about a pedi-cab driver is
By Maureen Germein and Carla Gorton The answer is yes. More cuts to Austudy and the Job Search Allowance for young people are planned by the Coalition government. The August budget included a proposal to amalgamate and rationalise the major forms
Amnesty calls for release of Vanunu Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Mordechai Vanunu on the 10th anniversary of his arrest and solitary confinement. "Mordechai Vanunu has been held alone in a cell for 10 years, which
By Marina Cameron Against a background of rising unemployment rates, the Howard government announced a new $5.9 million labour market program for young people on October 7. The Jobs Pathway Program will begin in 1997, with public and private
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — For months, political crisis has gripped Belarus, the former Soviet republic of 10 million people on Russia's western border. President Alyaksandr Lukashenko, like Russia's Boris Yeltsin in the early autumn of 1993, is
On October 16, the Democrats took a step closer to fulfilling Cheryl Kernot's prediction of a few days' before — that the Coalition's industrial relations law would be in force by the end of the year — by voting for the bill to move to the
By Janet Parker SYDNEY — On October 14, CNRM Special Representative and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos Horta issued a call on behalf of the united East Timorese resistance, including FRETILIN and UDT, for the broadest support for marches
Adela Pankhurst: The Wayward Suffragette 1885-1961By Verna ColemanMelbourne University Press, 1996. 198 pp., $19.95 (pb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon For a case study of political decay, few can match Adela Pankhurst. From militant suffragist in England
By Michael Karadjis While the victory of the "new image" PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement) of Costas Simitis in the September 22 elections confirmed and deepened Greeces capitalist integration into Europe and the Maastricht Treaty, the
By Philippa Stanford According to Scientific American in 1994, between 20-50% of women in the world are physically abused. In the USA, a woman is beaten every 18 minutes and between 22-35% of visits to emergency rooms are for injuries caused by