March of progress "I'm sure there are lots of [millionaires] out there that would [do the same] if they knew the potential existed." — Mark Westhusin, the director of a cloning laboratory in Texas that is being paid US$5 million by a millionaire
Vigil in support of Chinese Indonesians By Orie Nakagawa SYDNEY — "Even though I'm Chinese Australian now, I have a lot of sympathy with you", Thiam Ang, a Malaysian doctor who experienced the 1969 riots in Kuala Lumpur, told a crowd of 700
By Siauw Tiong Djin The Dutch ruled Indonesia for more than 350 years by using the strategy of "divide and rule". Whenever confronted with the people's wrath, they used the Chinese settlers as a shield to deflect the anger, and cleverly created the
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News —
By Richard Buchhorn Last November, Channel Nine screened the documentary Cape of Dreams in a number of cities. In it, the Aboriginal people of Cape York, the Merkins, were described as cannibals: "There were hundreds of cases of miners being killed
Relaxed and comfortable? HOBART — PM John Howard did not look relaxed and comfortable when he started his September 8 vote-buying tour of Tasmania with breakfast on Hobart's Elizabeth Street Pier. He was greeted by about 60 protesters, with
By Peter Montague Starting in the 1950s, awareness of environmental destruction developed slowly in the US. Various events slowly shook the public awake: atomic fallout from weapons testing in 1956-1963; a nationwide pesticide scare in 1959; birth
Rally supports Telstra workers By Tim E. Stewart BRISBANE — Following a stop-work meeting of Community and Public Sector Union members working at Telstra on September 7, a lunchtime rally attended by 100 people supported the striking Telstra
By Peter Johnston DARWIN — The Democratic Socialists' candidate for the house of representatives seat of Northern Territory, Natalie Zirngast, has hit the headlines here. Her candidacy was the subject of an article in the NT News headlined
The GST A song by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Little Johnny has a brand new fiscal plan,To bring prosperity to this land,It's dressed up like the Christmas turkey,Juicy, plump and fat.But when you strip away the skin,Underneath you'll find an
TAFE Crusaders By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — Student union elections are taking place on the university and TAFE campuses of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. On the TAFE campus, two tickets are running, the TAFE Crusaders and the TAFE
Circus Oz supports indigenous Australians MELBOURNE — On Thursday, September 24, at the Melbourne Town Hall, Circus Oz will be joined by Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Linda Gibson, Milton White and Aboriginal dancers for a performance to raise funds
By Graham Matthews BRISBANE — The mass media has been attempting to quieten fears of the possibility of One Nation winning seats at the federal election. The September 6 Sunday Mail said Hanson could lose the seat of Blair, claiming that an
Ecology of FearBy Mike DavisMetropolitan Books, 1998342 pp., $55 Review by Ben Reid Natural disasters are generally viewed as independent of human control. However, their impact is inextricably linked to the social structures of particular
A play for our century Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBy Bertolt BrechtDirected by David RitchieNew Theatre, Newtown, SydneyUntil October 24 Review by Brendan Doyle Fifty years ago, Bertolt Brecht was in Stockholm, exiled from his native Germany
Detained-disappeared in Chile Year of disappearance by number of disappeared 1973 632 1974 279 1975 85 1976 136 1977 35 1978 11 1979 1 1980 2 1981 5 1983 2 1984 3 1985 1 1987 5 1989 1 Total 1198 (1125 men, 73 women, 75


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