By Steve Painter Broken Hill residents have called for a clean-up of the city after blood tests on local children revealed dangerous levels of lead, one of the major minerals in the rich ore body that gives the city its life in the arid far west
By Norm Dixon The people of Cuba are mobilising to overcome the severe economic crisis imposed upon them by the sudden disruption to Cuba's trade with the Soviet Union. Cuba has been forced to rely heavily on Soviet trade by the 30-year US
From November 26 to 28, armaments manufacturers from around the world and military personnel and government officials from around the Pacific and Asia will flock to Canberra for Aidex '91, the largest exhibition of military hardware ever held in the
Prisoner Lucky Dube Available on CD and cassette Through SBS Music/BMG Records Reviewed by Norm Dixon Seeing Lucky Dube and his 13-piece band live is an exhausting experience. Just watching this dynamic two-hour non-stop performance centred on
By Louise Anike Until my mid-50s, I called myself a middle aged or mid-life woman. But where is middle aged? One woman said middle age is when you suddenly find that your parents are old, your kids are grown up and you haven't changed. As each
By Peter Annear and Sally Low PRAGUE — "I have been a fighter against communism for 40 years", Norman Willis, the general secretary of the British Trades Union Congress, told a press conference here on October 18. Willis was with an
By David Brazil Following questions in state parliament from Dr Terry Metherell and increased pressure from environmental groups, five new national park areas are to be created in New South Wales. The decision comes out of a complete review of

Russian President Boris Yeltsin appears to have blocked local authority elections called by the Russian parliament for December 8.

Equal before the law? Immediately after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the Joh Bjelke-Petersen perjury trial, the pressure went on for no further action against the former premier of Queensland. There is now a powerful campaign to ensure
Terminator 2 Directed by James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton Reviewed by David Nerlich Okay, so we know Arnie is a Republican, which most readers of this paper might consider sufficient for him to burn in hell for ...
Extravagant witch "Any other development would simply constitute an unjustified witch-hunt by the federal Labor government." — Federal National Party leader Tim Fisher, welcoming a decision by the director of public prosecutions not to file
Forgotten victims By Emlyn Jones Mount Pinatubo is sacred to the Aeta people; they must live within sight of it. The eruption forced them to leave their homes and fields. Early this century, the Aeta were still forest dwellers. When their
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