GREAT LAKES, USA — A fire/explosion at the Chemical Waste Management facility on Stony Island in the Calumet River, near Chicago, around 12:30 a.m. on February 13 broke the door seals on the kilns burning hazardous waste and released undisclosed
Mina O'Shea is a year 12 student at Sydney Girls High. A founding member of Secondary Students Against the War, she is also active in the Environmental Youth Alliance, Sydney High Environment Group and Resistance. "When I was in kindergarten, our
Lara Pullen first became involved in politics in 1986 when she was 17 years old and living in Cooma, NSW. Since then she has moved to Canberra and has worked in rape crisis and domestic violence centres and in the community housing sector and has
By Will Firth BERLIN — Nationalism has had a frightening upsurge in many European countries in the wake of the collapse of the Eastern bloc. Germany is no exception, and fear is widespread that not all of the "evil spirits" of 50 years ago have
Monica Harte is a tram driver and job delegate for the ATMOEA in Melbourne. She played a leading role during the 1989-90 tramways dispute and ran as an independent candidate in the Thomastown by-election in February 1990. Beginning in 1979, Monica
One of Hobart's most vocal feminist activists is Kath Gelber. Kath has been involved with women's groups both on and off campus. She is also a member of the Democratic Socialist Party and Resistance. "For me, being a feminist means getting
Peace, it's wonderful "The Prime Minister welcomed yesterday the suspension of hostilities in the Gulf and made it clear Australia expected to play a big role in the lucrative reconstruction of Kuwait ... "Mr Hawke was consulting senior
By Craig Cormick With the price of oil set to rise dramatically worldwide, coupled with current environmental concerns, it might be time for Australia to have a serious look at alternative fuels. Australia currently imports about 250,000
James Basle How can an organisation purporting to represent students fail to take a clear stand on a major issue of concern to students — and, indeed, to the whole country? Although the Gulf War was preceded by a five-month build-up, it
By Pat Walsh The World Council of Churches wound up its mammoth seventh assembly in Canberra on February 20 without discussing or taking a position on East Timor. The WCC's silence on the issue, after its loud and commendable protests on the
Peace Camp a 'unique experiment' By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The Gulf Peace Camp, which ended its stay 2 km from the Iraqi-Saudi Arabian border on January 28, was "an amazing and unique experiment in non-violent struggle", camp member Jerry Smith
What does it mean to be a feminist? There are well-known women who have "made it" in a man's world. Their achievements both help to dispel the myths of male supremacy and encourage other women to challenge the second-class status assigned by this
By Peter Boyle The days are now shorter in Kuwait. Sometimes in early afternoon the sun is blocked out by clouds of black smoke from the hundreds of burning oil wells. Kuwaiti Oil officials estimate that it might take up to four years to put out
An undeserved sentence to poverty By Sandra Hawker Part of the recession we had to have which hasn't received much attention in the "mainstream" media is the increasingly harsh treatment of unemployed people by the government. Singled out for
By Pat Brewer "President George Bush has urged alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and said that the easy availability of abortions in the United States challenged the basic value Americans placed on life. He urged Americans to turn to
MATSUI YAYORI is a journalist and co-founder of the Asian Women's Association, which is conducting a program on Women and Development to raise the consciousness of people in Japan on the realities of women in other Asian countries. Matsui is the


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