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Approximately 6000 big companies are included in Czechoslovakia's so-called large privatisation program, two-thirds of them in a "first wave" and the remainder in a "second wave", with others at least temporarily held aside. Company managers had
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — When 400 peace campaigners set out at the end of September in buses on the road from Trieste through Croatia, Vojvodina, Serbia and Bosnia-Hercegovina to Sarajevo, they made a small breach in the war mentality that has
By Anna McCormack BRISBANE — In a few months the Queensland Criminal Code Review Committee will release its second report recommending changes to Queensland's 90-year-old Criminal Code. As with the committee's First Interim Report, this document
By Peter Boyle Mounted police charged meatworkers picketing an abattoir in Camperdown, in western Victoria, on October 26. Two women workers were trampled by the horses, and one picket was arrested for "hindering police". The attack allowed
You can have it both ways. Get into the festive season and refuse to give joy to the multi-million dollar commercial Christmas card industry. You've seen and enjoyed Judy Horacek and Rona Chadwick's work here in the pages of Green Left. Now you
By Nick Fredman Australia's university, TAFE and secondary education sectors are underfunded, and the response of both ALP and Liberal governments is a push towards privatisation and "user pays". TAFE has been radically overhauled by state
honeycomb dawns em = By Phil McManus below the eastern horizon, beyond the darkest hour that seems to last forever, the dawn of the glorious revolution is a yellow balloon chained by yesterday's ideas. there are many dawns like honeycomb,
By Mandi Curties and Corina MacKay Why is it that you can be a successful business woman, wife, mother, intelligent, creative and caring yet still feel bad about yourself for not being beautiful? It is the "beauty myth", the belief that to be a
talking UNION SYDNEY — The postal workers' union (APTU) has rejected Australia Post plans to close down many post offices and replace them with "modern retail outlets". The union is particularly concerned about planned closures in country
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
Roy Medvedev was the leading dissident Soviet historian during the Brezhnev years. He was expelled from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1969. In 1971, following the publication in the West of his monumental study on Stalin, Let History
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
By Max Lane President Suharto is seeking to silence outspoken members of the parliament as his regime moves to ensure his 1993 re-election or a smooth succession. Jockeying has begun over the membership of the next parliament and MPR [the
Extravaganza for Radio Skidrow SYDNEY — Radio Skid Row (88.9 FM) is presenting another of its fundraising extravaganzas on Saturday, November 2. Beginning at noon supporters of public radio and the alternative media will take control of Max's
By Sally Low PRAGUE — The Czechoslovak parliament on October 4 passed the harshest political screening law so far enacted in any east European country since 1989. All people who, at any time between February 1948 and November 1989, held

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