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
By Max Lane Speaking at a media conference on September 11, Indonesia's armed forces chief General Wiranto said the military would take strong action against student demonstrations. Wiranto warned, referring to student actions, that "freedom
Labour: A Party Fit For ImperialismBy Robert CloughLarkin Publications1992 Review by Ben Courtice The famous Russian communist V.I. Lenin would have shuddered if he had foreseen how his characterisation of the British Labour Party (BLP) as a
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Senator Bob Brown spoke to around 100 people on September 12 at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel to launch the SA Greens' federal election campaign. The meeting also marked the third anniversary of the formation of the
By Peter Gellert MEXICO CITY — While the Asian and Russian disasters have contributed to Mexico's current economic crisis, domestic issues also play a central role. The inability of the Mexican government and the Congress to resolve the
Either John Howard and Peter Costello believe that they have supernatural powers, or they are desperately lying in order to win the federal election and implement their plan to cut taxes for the rich and increase them for everyone else. Since the
GST: the Winners and LosersBy Austin DonnellyWrightbooks, 1998129pp., $?? Review by Sue Boland GST: the Winners and Losers is Austin Donnelly's second book about a goods and services tax. The first, The GST and Fightback Package — a Nightmare
A week of action in Kakadu JABILUKA — Traditional owners of the Jabiluka mineral lease, the Mirrar, are inviting people to the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park between September 26 and October 3 to form a strong, united presence to
Mary Bryant — A musicalBy Nick Enright and David KingDirected by Crispin TaylorEnsemble Theatre, SydneyUntil October 10 Review by Brendan Doyle Try to imagine the movie Titanic redone as a musical, set in a longboat on a tiny theatre stage,
'We have to be political' Against the background of escalating attacks on youth people's rights by governments and the media, Resistance members SARAH PEART and WENDY ROBERTSON last week spoke to a range of students at Sydney University about how
ACT to privatise public transport By Francis Geraldson CANBERRA — On August 8, a mass meeting of ACTION bus drivers, called by the Transport Workers Union, rejected an enterprise agreement that would reduce conditions and introduce three split
By Lachlan Malloch SYDNEY — "The Democratic Socialists' campaign is different — it's out in the streets. Our fundamental conviction is that society can be changed for the better by people power", declared Sam Wainwright at the launch of the


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