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By Catherine Gough-Brady A jam-packed festival of female composers' works will be performed September 20-22 in Adelaide. The Composing Women Festival has been instigated by composer activist Becky Llewellyn. Composition of art music is one of
SYDNEY — One hundred and fifty anti-freeway campaigners rallied outside Parliament House on August 27 to call for a royal commission into the Roads and Traffic Authority. Members of the Wolli Creek Preservation Society, Woronora Valley Association
By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Victorian Council of Social Services have scheduled a "Jobs and Justice" rally for September 10. The rally is one of several joint initiatives announced on August 26.
By Paul Whyte The effects of sexual abuse are a great personal tragedy for each of us. We have much to gain from breaking its hold over ourselves, our relationships and society. Everyone freezes with shame and horror when someone talks about
Australian Jews and the Middle East; the suppressed debate By Angela Matheson Clive Kessler is a Sydney Jew whose grizzled beard and crumpled woollen jacket identify him as a comfortable academic. But as he slumps into an armchair littered with
Death of communism? Mikhail Gorbachev's resignation as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the dissolution of its Central Committee and the nationalisation of the Communist Party's property by Russian Federation President
By Jonathan Nack OAKLAND, California — Clorox Corporation had plans to counteract consumer worries about the environmental impact of its household chlorine products — but ended up giving the public a rare look behind the facade of corporate
Stop press "Despite the corporate disasters of the past few years, Malcolm Fraser's 1983 claim that Australians would be better off putting their money under the bed if a Labor government came to power has not proved to be correct." — Max Walsh in
by Stuart Wax Shopping for a Better World Council on Economic Priorities 350 pp. US$6.45 Reviewed By Stuart Wax When we buy a product at a supermarket, we not only purchase an item, but we also support the company that produced it. If you
Unemployed Workers' Union formed By James Basle SYDNEY — With more than one in four young people out of work and the federal Labor government attacking the rights of unemployed people through schemes such as Newstart, unemployed people in
By Kevin Healy A shattering week, because my unflappable faith in the sanctity of market forces and initiative was somewhat flapped. A Spencer Street Foul Facts/Sore Wick poll showed that 54% of True Blue Aussies With the Big Red Heart don't
Aboriginal jail scandal By Frank Noakes PERTH — An all-party state parliamentary inquiry has confirmed, once again, that Aborigines are heavily over-represented in Western Australian jails. Although only 1.8% of the community, they make up 46%
By Sean Magill A recent letter from Belfast to Australian Aid for Ireland reveals something of the entrenched bigotry and sectarianism of Unionist politicians. Written by Mairtin O'Muilleior, a Sinn Fein councillor, it describes Sinn Fein
Newstart appeals An article on Newstart in our in our July 3 issue stated that appeals against activity agreements could be submitted to the Social Security Appeal Tribunal in Canberra. In fact, there is a separate tribunal for each state and
Accord promises With the Labor-ACTU Accord strategy looking near collapse, it is worth asking: what have Accord-based unionism and politics done for women workers? Back in 1983, it was argued that a centralised strategy of wage restraint in
Nuclear plant to reopen Greenpeace and other environmentalists are staging protests in the US state of Colorado against plans to reopen the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory. The plant has been closed since November 1989 because of numerous leaks

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