By Tony Iltis Two million people are at risk of famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea, reports David Armstrong of Community Aid Abroad, who recently returned from Ethiopia. The overthrow on May 28 of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, ending a 17-year

By Doug Hine SYDNEY — Balmain Green activist Nick Masterman is likely to be the last candidate elected to Leichhardt Council, contributing to a strong progressive majority of 10 on the 12-member council. Masterman was originally to have headed

Cuban women to tour By Bernie Brian A delegation of Cuban women will be visiting Australia from October 18 to November 9. Nieves Alemany is a primary school teacher, a member of the National Secretariat of the Cuban Federation of Women, a

Self-what? "Mr Hawke has restated his support for limited government intervention to assist self-sustaining industries." — Financial Review, September 20. Why don't they go away? "I believe the economy and the country would benefit by a change

Nicky Pirro BRIBIE ISLAND — Before the Labor Party came to power at the last state election, voters were promised that an ALP victory would stop proposals to establish a low-level radioactive dump at Redbank Plains. After the election, the

By Neville Spencer An insight into living conditions in Nicaragua after more than a year of the right-wing UNO government was provided at a recent forum in Sydney by Cathy Anderton and George Chambers, who have been living in Nicaragua since the

Feminist campaign for reproductive freedom By Adrienne Barrett MELBOURNE — An ambitious project has been launched here by the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights. The group aims to hold a host of activities, large and small, to publicise

By Norm Dixon Cuba has demanded that the United States government close the Guantánamo Naval Base. The base, opened in 1903, was imposed on Cuba after US troops occupied the island during war with Spain in 1898. There are growing fears

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

Government announces Fraser Island package By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Conservation organisation representatives have generally welcomed the Queensland government's decision to end logging and sand mining on Fraser Island by December 31, while


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