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 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
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
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
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
By Roberto Jorquera BRISBANE — Forty-five anti-racist activists met at the Metro Arts centre here on October 14. Meeting participants included Aboriginal pastor Reg Yates, representatives from the Chinese Forum, the Murri community, the
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
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
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
Picket against Telstra sell-off BRISBANE — Members of the Community and Public Sector Union gathered in the mall on October 16 to protest the Howard government's plans to privatise Telstra and slash 23,000 jobs. The unionists picketed a Telstra
By Barry Healy SYDNEY — In a major victory for local residents Waterloo incinerator will close on November 23. The announcement brings to a close 31 years of controversy about the plant. Waverley and Woollahra councils, the incinerators owners,


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