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The Aidex arms bazaar wasn't just an exhibition of military hardware. Police from around the country treated it as a training exercise, and their latest techniques were on display. In this department, little changes, it seems. Boots, fists, batons,
By Norm Dixon Demonstrators in the Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby, have accused the Australian and PNG government's of turning a blind eye to the recent massacre in Dili and the denial of the East Timorese people's right to
By Satendra Prasad SUVA — Fiji's interim regime promulgated three decrees in the first week of November which, according to the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC), "are aimed at crushing the trade union movements in the country". Decrees 42,
East Timor embassy opened By Craig Cormick CANBERRA — An East Timorese embassy has been established here, further straining Indonesian-Australian government relations following the November 12 massacre in Dili. Relations were already strained
By Norm Dixon In the face of widespread calls for tougher action against the Indonesian regime over the Dili massacre and the continued illegal occupation of the East Timor, the Australian government refuses to do anything that may disrupt the
Dr WALDON BELLO, executive Director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in the United States, is a Filipino-American who has written widely on Third World debt, militarisation and economic policy, with a special focus on South East Asia.
Africa's old guard By A.R.M. Babu As one after another of Africa's strong men come under siege, two of the most powerful — President Mobutu Seseko of Zaire and President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya — are counting their final days. During the
By John Tognolini CANBERRA — "This exhibition is one which has attracted controversy and I stress once again that this event is not the 'arms bazaar' its opponents claim it to be", claimed defence minister Robert Ray in the magazine distributed
Sacred Sex Produced and directed by Cynthia Connop Reviewed by Barry Healy In the words of the old song: "Birds do it, bees do it, Even educated fleas do it". But Cole Porter never thought that humans could reach nirvana doing it. However,
Story by Dave Wright SYDNEY — United States President George Bush was tried for crimes against humanity by a people's court here earlier this month. The event was organised by the Mobilisation Opposing Bush, a coalition of peace, environment and

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