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Update on the New World Order Remember the peace and security that were supposed to be brought about by George Bush's New World Order (plus the "death of communism")? In the last few days, two series of events have demonstrated in practice what
Harsh US jail conditions for peace activists By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Australian peace activists Ciaron O'Reilly and Moana Cole are facing harsh prison conditions in the US, after their conviction for damaging a B-52 bomber and a US Air Force
Sydney Greens divided By Doug Hine SYDNEY — The Sydney Greens, a Green political group in the Glebe-Leichhardt area, met on September 16 to deal with the issue of proscription of members of other political parties. A split was inevitable
Abortion debated in Hobart HOBART — The abortion issue in Tasmania flared up again two weeks ago when a Right to Life organisation organised a talk and video on Tasmania University campus. The video was interrupted by protesters who unfurled
Jobs and Justice rally By Jon Lamb PERTH — High unemployment and the intimidation of unemployed people through the federal government's Newstart program were the target of a "Jobs and Justice" rally held here on September 17. The rally,
The sharp pen of our poet lorikeet The Bastard Who Squashed the Grapes in Me Bag 313 poems, songs and stories By Denis Kevans Left Book Club 128 pp. $10.00 Reviewed by Bruce Copping Denis Kevans is neither an academic's poet nor the
By Tracy Sorensen The Victorian government's standing committee on infertility has approved experiments on embryos up to 14 days old. Previously, the committee's guidelines allowed limited experimentation to embryos between 22 and 48 hours old.
Action against cruelty to animals in circuses By Mark Cronin BRISBANE — Concerned residents and interested persons have picketed a circus with performing animals — Circus Royale — in its current tour of Brisbane. A protester, Janette
ADELAIDE — About 20 people attended a meeting organised by Resistance on September 14 to hear Alan De La Cruz from the League of Filipino Students. De La Cruz described the effects of US imperialism on the country, and outlined the current state of
Aborigines oppose Yakabindie nickel mine By Leon Harrison PERTH — The WA Labor government has declared its intention to allow the development of the Yakabindie nickel mining project at Wiluna, despite opposition from the traditional
PENRITH — The outer Sydney centre of Penrith had its biggest demonstration in years on September 17, when 1500 workers rallied to protest against Nick Greiner's industrial legislation and to express their solidarity with the workers at Vista, who
Actors Equity criticises Perth cops By Leon Harrison PERTH — The WA Police Union has been slammed by Actors Equity over its defence of the Tactical Response Group intimidation of two Aboriginal actors a fortnight ago. On the evening of