By Allen Myers The German Greens are to hold a special congress on May 13 to decide their stand on the war in the Balkans. The party has been deeply divided by the issue, and there is even talk of a split between the pro-NATO wing, which includes
Wild Spaces film festival The fourth Wild Spaces environmental film festival is only a couple of weeks away. Taking place on May 28-30 in all capital cities (except Canberra), as well as Fremantle, Geraldton, NSW north coast, Bowraville and the
By Jim Green The federal government is proceeding with its plan to build a nuclear waste dump in South Australia, even though negotiations with traditional owners over heritage conservation remain unresolved. On April 30, the government issued a
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Real wages in Russia, the State Audit Chamber reported recently, were down during the first quarter of this year by 30% from the levels a year earlier. In most countries, that would guarantee a hot May Day. May 1 in
Science minister approves reactor By Jim Green SYDNEY — On May 3, federal science minister Nick Minchin gave his approval for the construction of a new nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights. Minchin's announcement coincided with national
The rise of the mass anti-nuclear movement By Greg Adamson In the early 1980s, a new anti-nuclear peace movement arose in Australia. Building on the mass protests against the mining and exporting of uranium in the late '70s, over the next half
By Corinne Batt-Rawden LISMORE — A 250-strong protest rally was held on May 8 to oppose the decision by Southern Cross University (SCU) to abruptly withdraw funding from 2NCR community radio. The university's unilateral decision in March was made
By Wendy Robertson On May 30, the National Organisation of Women Students Australia (NOWSA) collective voted to expel Resistance activist Virginia Brown. At the previous meeting, Brown had presented a paper which made a range of suggestions for the
Wik When I heard our esteemed Attorney General in an ABC interview (March 22) criticise the findings of the United Nations Committee on Discrimination that the Wik amendments were discriminatory and therefore breaking international law, it was like
By Jonathan Singer Federal industrial relations minister Peter Reith on May 6 detailed proposed "second wave" changes to industrial relations law that will further reduce workers' ability to organise industrial action and control their unions and


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