Victorious rebels condemn western interference By Norm Dixon On May 17, less than 24 hours after Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese Seko fled the capital leaving his newly appointed parliamentary speaker in charge, the young fighters of the
Turkish troops raid Kurdistan The Turkish foreign ministry admitted that Turkish troops, backed by tanks and artillery, crossed the border into northern Iraq — supposedly a US-backed "safe haven" for Kurds — on May 14. According to Turkish
Demonstrators clash with police By Robbie Hartono JAKARTA — On May 14, there were confrontations with the military and police in several main streets and neighbourhoods, including in Dewi Sartika, Otista, Matraman, Kemayoran and
On November 28, 1996, young East Timorese in Australia set up the first organisation specifically to involve young Timorese in the struggle to free East Timor. Called the National Resistance of East Timorese Youth (RNJT), the group aims to fight for
Review by Eva Cheng Buddha Bless AmericaStarring Lin Cheng-sheng, Chiang Shu-na, Yang Tzong-hsien and Lee Hsin-tzongDirected and written by Wu Nien-jenSydney Film Festival, June 6-20, State Theatre and Pitt Centre Buddha Bless America,
By Allen Myers A federal government green paper, "Sustainable Energy Policy for Australia", was released late last year with not much fanfare. It was supposedly intended as the first step towards developing an energy policy with a 25-year
By Peter Boyle The recent round of public meetings by racist MP Pauline Hanson was met by a strong protests despite Prime Minister John Howard's call for people not to protest at Hanson's meetings so as not to make her a martyr for her cause.
By Jon Lamb As the Indonesian elections draw near, army units, police and security forces are out in force to intimidate pro-democracy activists campaigning for free and fair elections, democratisation and an end to military rule. In East Timor,
Public housing loses tens of millions By Therese Moore A cut of $50 million from the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement adds up to a real cut of almost $140 million, Sally Bryant, director of the Community Housing Federation of Australia,
Is 'human nature' up to it? By Dave Holmes If patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, "human nature" is often the final defensive position of apologists for capitalism. Any sort of truly egalitarian society is impossible, it
Ken Saro-Wiwa Ken Saro-Wiwa "We all stand before history. I am a man of peace, of ideas. I have devoted my intellectual and material resources, my very life, to a cause in which I have total belief and from which I cannot be blackmailed or
By Butch Umengan MANILA — Progressive trade unions commemorated international labour day on May 1 with protests across the Philippines against the ill effects of globalisation. While the pro-government Trade Union Congress of the Philippines