Jose Ramos Horta, the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and special representative overseas for the East Timorese resistance sent the following message to Resistance, the national socialist youth organisation, which is organising a "Free East Timor,
BRISBANE — Despite heavy rain, 3500 unionists turned out for the annual Labour Day march from the Trades Hall to Albert Park on May 5. Members of a wide variety of unions marched behind their union banners, with floats, placards and flags in
East Timorese writer visits Sydney By Janet Parker SYDNEY — Visiting East Timor activist and writer Naldo Rai and Sister Kath O'Connor from Christians in Solidarity with East Timor addressed a meeting of Action in Solidarity with
Taliban's rule @box text intro = A woman has been stoned to death by a Taliban court, after being found guilty of being outside in the company of a man who was not her husband or a relative. The man she was with was shot dead when he tried to
By Jo Brown SYDNEY — After the successful national day of action on May 8, an overnight tent city was set up in the main quadrangle at Sydney University. About 10 tents were pitched on the lawns surrounded by the sandstone walls of the old
Save our services! By Jeremy Smith BALLARAT— One hundred and fifty people braved the worst of Ballarat's weather to attend a public meeting on May 6. The meeting was organised by the Save Our Services committee to initiate a campaign to
Death of a SalesmanBy Arthur MillerDirected by Sandra BatesEnsemble TheatrePlayhouse, Sydney Opera House Review by Brendan Doyle First staged in 1949 but still powerfully relevant, Miller's best-known play Death of a Salesman is as searing and
Get Up, Stand Up: A History of ReggaeSBSMonday, May 19, 8.30pm (8pm in SA) Review by Norm Dixon Reggae is the world's favourite Caribbean music. It is Jamaica's most famous export. Between 1970 and the early 1980s, it ranked as one of the
On May 9, more than 3000 anti-racist protesters prevented Pauline Hanson from launching her One Nation party in Hobart. In contrast to the large crowd of protesters, the launch attracted just over 300 supporters. Tony Iltis reports that more than
Curragh miners strike By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Production at Blackwater's Curragh coal mine in central Queensland stopped on May 9 when 300 workers voted unanimously to strike for two weeks. Workers at the Arco-owned operation set up
Left on-line Hackers breach Suharto's defences — Portuguese hackers, protesting against the Indonesian government's occupation of East Timor, recently broke into the Indonesian Military Network home page and altered its contents. Earlier this
Anti-gay tirade in Queensland By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The mayor of outer suburban Pine Rivers shire, Yvonne Chapman, has given local residents permission for bigotry and hatred against homosexuals, according to Gay and Lesbian Welfare
By Peter Montague The corporate decision in 1923 to add toxic lead to gasoline changed the chemistry of Earth, particularly the northern hemisphere. According to the US National Research Council (NRC), in 1983 industrial emissions of lead into
By Norm Dixon Police on May 5 and 6 raided the offices and homes of activists and organisations involved in the Port Moresby demonstrations in March against the Chan government's deployment of mercenaries on Bougainville. Three leading activists
Students occupy NMIT @box text intro = MELBOURNE — On May 9, inspired by the occupation of the Melbourne University administration building, members of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE student union occupied their offices in defiance
Overseas Chinese 'defend' islands By Eva Cheng A handful of right-wingers led by Japanese legislator Shingo Nishimura made a provocative landing on May 6 on an islet of Diaoyu Islands (or what the Japanese called Senkaku Islands), the


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