By Eva Cheng Tension on the Korean peninsula is on the rise following alleged North Korean spying activities in South Korea. Seoul on September 19 presented a small North Korean submarine, apparently abandoned after running aground, and 18 bodies
By Jennifer Thompson SYDNEY — Prisoners' and civil rights group Justice Action has condemned NSW MP Andrew Tink's new bill, introduced in parliament last week, which would give NSW police the power to detain and interrogate suspects for up to 12
By Stephen Marks Elections in Ecuador in May confirmed the rapid rise of the recently formed Pachakátic Plurinational Unity Movement-New Country Movement (MUPP-NP). The front was an initiative of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities
Undaunted "The first rule of [brutish] tyrants everywhere: create confusion and uncertainty. What is acceptable today must be forbidden tomorrow." — Benita Eisler Like thieves in the night, the brutish Georgia Department of Corrections arrived
By Doug Lorimer In the wake of the July 27 riots in Jakarta against the military's assault on the offices of Megawati Sukarnoputri's liberal-democratic Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) and the subsequent crackdown by the Suharto autocracy against
By David Robie Tongan pro-democracy MP and publisher 'Akilisi Pohiva and two newspaper editors walked free after the supreme court on October 14 ruled that they had been detained illegally. The three had served three weeks of a 30-day sentence.
By Dave Wright PENRITH — Around 30 people rallied at Penrith Plaza in Sydney's west to protest the recent spate of racist attacks against migrants and Aboriginal people, particularly from Pauline Hanson and Graeme Campbell. The rally, organised
Power and Politics: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social OrderBy Noam ChomskyAllen & Unwin, 1996. 244 pp., $35R>Reviewed by Alex Bainbridge Avid followers of Chomsky's work and newcomers alike will not be disappointed with Power and Politics.
By Natasha Sinnet Since it emerged in the 1970s, heavy metal music has been blamed for everything from inciting riots to murder. Earlier this year, the media blamed Australian teenage band Silverchair for allegedly instigating a triple murder in
By Maurice Sibelle MELBOURNE — The Student Representative Council (SRC) at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) Student Union launched a concerted effort to regain funding at its October 10 council meeting. The NMIT Student Union is
By Norm Dixon The pro-independence Bougainville Interim Government has denied involvement in the murder of the Port Moresby-appointed premier of Bougainville, Theodore Miriung. BIG spokespeople believe that, in the light of tensions between Miriung
By Marina Cameron For the third consecutive month jobless figures rose by 13,000 in August to 8.8%. Despite a slight drop in September to 8.7%, the Coalition's modest target of 8% unemployment by the year 2000 is looking increasingly shaky.
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
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, has
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
International news briefs Worldwide attacks on unionists rise Hundreds of trade union members were murdered and thousands of others injured or arrested across the world in 1995 according to a report released by the International Confederation of