Chose wrong constituents "For seven months he performed the high-wire trick of remaining faithful to his poor and clamorous constituency while trying to stay in power." — Time magazine on Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, overthrown in a
Opposition to government freight line By Kerry Nebauer BRISBANE — A group has formed in opposition to the state Labor government's plan for a dual standard gauge rail link through densely populated southern Brisbane suburbs. FEARR (Friends
Less than honest It is appalling to hear ex prime minister Fraser describing the Contras' war as a good cause. What hypocrisy. I have never heard him criticising the fascist Somoza regime. A victory for the Contras would have led to the same
By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — Representatives of the Irish, Palestinian and Australian Aboriginal movements spoke on October 31 at Brisbane's political infotainment night "Green It Up". For Gerard McGuigan, leader of the nine-member Sinn
Coles sackings prompt strike By David Mizon MELBOURNE — Members of the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association at the Coles New World warehouse in Port Melbourne began their third week on strike on November 2. The strike started
By Geoff Spencer PERTH — Sacked maritime workers from the iron ore port of Port Walcott near Cape Lambert in WA's north-west are in their eighth week of picketing the offices of Robe River Iron Associates and its partner Mitsui Australia. The
By Adrienne Barrett MELBOURNE — Victorian Premier Joan Kirner has hailed proposed new rape laws as "trailblazing", but Melbourne barrister Jocelyn Scutt says the changes will do no more than bring Victorian law into line with reforms in WA, NSW
A road to peace? By Benjamin Cohen "I know of imperialism giving people napalm, death, destroyed cities, destroyed countries, bloodshed. But they don't give them states." These words were spoken by Said Hammami, the PLO representative in
Roots music rules, OK! By Norm Dixon Enthusiasts of roots music — blues, r&b, gospel soul, jazz, zydeco, cajun, Tex-Mex, Afro-Latin and music from Africa and the Caribbean — are getting organised. The OK Music Association has been formed
Victorian schools dispute partially settled By Ann Steele MELBOURNE — On October 29, the Kirner government finally decided to honour its industrial agreement with the Victorian Secondary Teachers Association (VSTA). The decision came just two


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