The oldest profession By Janet Fraser Outsiders who come to Paddington often assume that any flashily dressed man on the street is a real estate agent. "Even my father's been approached. It's foul", says Andrew Powell, a 19-year-old student.

Rebuilding Zimbabwe By Camilo Jorquera In Zimbabwe, a unique human process is taking place though the Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP), a village-based movement which seeks a return to indigenous values and structures to

By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — The savage free-market "reforms" of Russian President Boris Yeltsin are certain to encounter large-scale, organised worker resistance. This was clear by the afternoon of November 7, following the largest and angriest

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Community Aid Abroad worker Bob Muntz was still in shock as he turned up for his first press conference since he arrived back in Australia from Dili, where he was one of several foreigners who witnessed the November 12

By Philippa Stanford "The flag comes down over this consul just as it will come down all over East Timor", shouted one protester as Indonesian officials hastily lowered the flag at their Perth consulate during a protest on November 15. Angry

By Teresa Dowding HOBART — Royal commissioner William Carter released his long-awaited report into the attempted bribery of Labor MP Jim Cox by Tasmanian media magnate Edmund Rouse on November 5. Rouse had tried to bribe Cox with $110,000 to

A dangerous world order Since the Lockerbie air disaster in 1988, United States investigators have variously accused Iranian- and Syrian-based terrorists of responsibility for the crash of the Pan Am jumbo with the loss of 270 lives. Now, US and

By Norm Dixon Aid organisations, solidarity groups and others supporting East Timor's right to self-determination have severely criticised the Australian government's weak stand on the Indonesian army massacre of mourners in East Timor [see page

By Satendra Prasad SUVA — Police have begun another round of repression against civil rights activists campaigning against Fiji's racist 1990 constitution. Members of the Fiji Youth and Students League (FYSL) and several trade unionists went

By Sally Low and Peter Annear PRAGUE — Czechoslovakia's lustrace or political screening law came into effect on November 5. Even if the constitutional court, which has not yet been established, rules that the law should be amended or annulled,


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