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

By Geoff Spencer PERTH — A protracted battle is unfolding at Western Mining Corporation's Kambalda nickel and gold operations in the wake of 150 retrenchments announced on November 13. The sackings followed unionists' rejection of a company

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

Vigil against executions SYDNEY — Australians Against Executions will hold a silent vigil in remembrance of 254 prisoners executed in the USA since 1970 and in protest against the US death penalty. The vigil will take place on Saturday,

NEW YORK — Libya has denied any involvement in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am aircraft which killed 270 people, disclaiming charges made against it on November 14 by the United States and Britain which raised the possibility of armed retaliation.

The language of women By Tracy Sorensen An article in the Peking-based China Daily, reported by Graham Hutchings in the British Daily Telegraph on October 9, gave a fascinating account of a 1000-year-old language devised and used exclusively by

By Norm Dixon Ignoring worldwide calls for an investigation independent of the Indonesian government, President Suharto on November 17 decreed the establishment of a commission of inquiry made up entirely of Indonesians linked to either the

By Kevin Healy A week when I was converted from sceptic to true believer. Rather naively, i always believed that if you taxed a family of six dependent, say on the dole, at the same level as you taxed, say, Lord Kerry of Waterhouse or Lord Rupert

ALFREDO FERREIRA, Fretilin representative in Australia, spoke to REIHANA MOHIDEEN of Green Left on November 22. Following are his comments on recent events in East Timor. After the massacre of November 12, the Indonesian army, together with the

Arab feminist group banned By Susan Mackie The international Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA), based in Egypt, has been outlawed by the Egyptian government, according to the November 7 Human Rights Co-ordinator newsletter. The


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