Freeway protest BRISBANE — About 50 people attended a rally on June 17 to protest against the city council's plans to construct a six lane city-valley bypass road. This road will supposedly help solve traffic congestion problems. The rally was
The 'new feminism' By John Pilger Recently, the British Guardian devoted three pages to Germaine Greer, who has written a book called The Whole Woman. Other famous feminists were asked to comment. "We should not feel guilty for cleaning our
Sydney solidarity with East Timor and Indonesia By Jenny Long SYDNEY — On June 18, 60 people attended a forum here on the results of the Indonesian elections, to discuss the prospects for democracy in Indonesia and independence for East Timor,
By Grant Coleman and Marce Cameron PERTH — World Environment Day came alive in the market atmosphere of Fremantle on June 5. About 100 people joined Resistance members in a rally and march to save the eucalypt forests in WA. Much of these
By Stuart Martin CANBERRA — The ACT Trades and Labour Council has launched a campaign in defence of jobs, pay and work conditions against the ACT Liberal government. After a motion to the TLC from the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and
Timor weapons The Australian government now has clear evidence that the Indonesian army is importing weapons to East Timor to supply the pro-integration militia. Who will not remember the excuse that was offered for the training of Indonesian
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It's called a brain "The Liberals are not representative of the people who vote for us, let alone the whole community. We need a mechanism whereby ideas can filter through from the grassroots to the decision makers." — Tony Chappel, new president
Queensland Labor votes to sell TAB By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The Queensland Totalisator Agency Board (TAB), the government-owned centralised betting agency, will be sold to investors in a $200 million privatisation endorsed by the ALP state
Primo Levi: Tragedy of an OptimistBy Myriam AnissimovAurum Press, 1998. 452 pp., $49.95 (hb) Review by Phil Shannon Eight thousand Italian Jews were deported to Auschwitz during World War II. Only 600 came back. Primo Levi was one of these few. As
By Max Lane On June 4, an anti-Golkar demonstration by People's Democratic Party (PRD) activists in the East Java town of Gresik was attacked by the Police Mobile Brigade. About 20 PRD activists and 100 onlookers were chased into alleys and beaten.
Diana Ingram, October 8, 1948-June 3, 1999 By Leigh Howlett The rainbow flag of the peace movement draped Diana Ingram's coffin as her family and friends farewelled this handsome, gallant woman who played an influential role in Australia's peace
Democrats: Can the bastards survive? By Sue Boland Public outrage at the goods and services tax deal was fuelled by the realisation that the Australian Democrats are just as prepared to do grubby deals as the "bastards" they are supposedly
The decision by Indonesian President B.J. Habibie on January 27 to allow the people of East Timor to choose between autonomy within Indonesia and independence prompted a reaction within the Indonesian armed forces, the Indonesian National Army (TNI,
Ocalan's execution will trigger 'new uprising' warns PKK By Norm Dixon The presidential council of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on June 10 warned the Turkish government and military that the Kurdish people would launch a "new uprising" if
Pesticides on apples endanger US children Ten years after the US public demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the cancer-causing pesticide Alar, children are no better protected from pesticides in the nation's food supply,


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