Timorese demonstrate against Liquica massacre By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — On the steps of the Victorian Parliament House on April 10, around 120 people demonstrated against the massacre in Liquica, East Timor. The protest was organised by
UN: Sri Lanka second after Iraq for disappearances SRI LANKA has the second highest number of disappearances in the world, ranking only behind Iraq, according to the UN Commission on Human Rights, reported in the March 28 London Sunday Times. The
Crime wave' blamed on youth By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — According to the Queensland Victims of Crime Association, Ipswich is in the grip of a juvenile "crime wave" being waged by a small group of notorious child criminals. This claim follows
Eyewitness account from Liquica Following is an eyewitness account from Liquica priest RAFAEL DOS SANTOS. It is a translation by Human Rights Watch of a report in the Dili daily paper Suata Timor Timur on April 8. At about 13:00, members of Besi
Militarisation vs democratisation in India and Pakistan DELHI — India's April 11 test of an Agni-II missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, was answered by Pakistan on April 14-15 by the firing of Ghauri-II intermediate-range
More charges thrown at Pinochet ON APRIL 7, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon decided to accuse Augusto Pinochet of 11 more cases of torture allegedly committed between 1988 and 1990. The latest charges bring to 60 the total number of charges pending
Protest against Sydney nuclear reactor By Molly Wishart SYDNEY — Six hundred people attended a rally on April 11 to protest against a new nuclear reactor proposed for Lucas Heights in southern Sydney. The rally was held outside the front gates
Kosova and the left It has come to my attention that part of the "left" community is opposed to national self-determination for Kosova. Thinking that this cannot be, I mounted my own investigation into this phenomenon. After conducting a series
The Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee has received legal advice from Minter Ellison that the government's voluntary student unionism (VSU) legislation may be unconstitutional. This is denied by education minister David Kemp, who claims that he
The following is abridged from a statement issued from Dili by the HAK Foundation, a non-government human rights organisation, on the afternoon of April 17. "In the front yard of the Governor's office, a grand ceremony was held to inaugurate the
Polemical theatre without gimmicks Face To FaceBy David WilliamsonDirected by Sandra BatesEnsemble Theatre, SydneyUntil May 8 Review by Brendan Doyle David Williamson goes back to his working-class roots with his latest play, Face To Face, which
Marxism or nationalism? Fatherland or Mother Earth? Essays on the National QuestionBy Michael LöwyPluto Press, 1998108 pp., $29.95 (pb) Review by Doug Lorimer Michael Löwy, director of Research in Sociology at the National Centre for