SA public servants discuss amalgamation By Rob Graham ADELAIDE — Members of the Public Sector Union and the Professional Officers' Association (POA) are to begin voting on amalgamation on November 17. The two unions, which cover federal
Doing Well by Doing Good By Derek Tribe Reviewed by Craig Cormick Last month, October 16, was World Food Day — and on that day almost one billion people in the world went hungry, and more than 40,000 died from hunger-related diseases. For
By Craig Cormick The Australian government is preparing to fight a nuclear war with Britain. To be more precise, the Australian government is trying to convince the British government that it should clean up the contamination from its nuclear
By Peter Gellert MEXICO CITY — Despite 500 years of pressure and persecution designed to destroy them as ethnic entities, there are currently almost 45 million Indians on the American continent, grouped into 7500 distinct cultures. These
The Sweet Breath of Freedom em = By Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Early one November morning, The people there, most of them poor, They prayed for the soul of their brother Shot dead only two weeks before. As they stood there by his graveside,
Beware of Excellencies: A cautionary tale for Amnesty letter writers em = By Duncan Richardson Beware of Excellencies whose addresses cover A4 envelopes titles and sub-titles bulging with double bullet-proof vests. Beware especially of
Arresting Shadows em = By Duncan Richardson Women bring out plywood figures of the disappeared, black silhouettes fill the streets, they know their way these shields in human shape confronting the batons, watercannon, machine-guns, with
By David Jagger SYDNEY — Australia's first Aboriginal high school, Pemulwuy College, is back on a sure footing with a more manageable size and a new governing council for next year. It is calling for enrolments for years seven, eight and nine
Young & out of work The hidden costs of unemployment By Tristan Vaughan Ewins MELBOURNE — The official national figures put youth unemployment at an appalling 28.4%. The latest available figures for Victoria showed that the rate had risen
By David Hall I was listening to the radio this morning. The Four Apostles — Matthew, Mark, Ringo and John — were singing "It was 20 years ago today ..." Well, maybe not exactly 20 years ago, and certainly not exactly this date, but you get
By Norm Dixon In the days following the Dili massacre reports from East Timor point to an escalation of repression and a reign of terror launched by the Indonesian military in the territory. The most horrific report indicates that at least 80
By Peter Annear and Sally Low KOSICE, East Slovakia — Across a flat plain not too far from the Soviet border, a rail line disappears over the horizon into the Ukraine. Its sole purpose is to carry iron ore into the Vychodoslovenske Zeleziarne
Disappearing Charity Donations in Adelaide By Norman Barber Earth Friend Press. 1991 Reviewed by David Munn In 1981 the Adelaide Central Mission refused to give free second-hand furniture to a group of people who had recently moved into a group
By Alexander Cockburn They said that the line in front of Lenin's tomb was longer than it had ever been — country folk visiting Moscow hurrying to catch a glimpse of the old fellow's embalmed remnants before they clear the mausoleum, pending
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — As Russian President Boris Yeltsin prepares to implement his harsh free-market "reform" program, a major split in his support coalition has cast doubt on the readiness of other "democrats" to pay the political price of
CANBERRA — Protesters blockaded entrances to the Aidex '91 arms bazaar here on November 24. Car bodies and other materials were used to barricade the two main gates to the National Exhibition Centre (Natex), locking out army vehicles intended for


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