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John Hancock and the Rise of Victorian Labor By Jim Claven Australian Fabian Society and Pluto Press, 1991. 40 pp. $6.95 Labor's Troubled Times Edited by David Burchell and Race Mathews Australian Left Review, the Australian Fabian Society and

By Norm Dixon "He might be a son-of-a-bitch, but he's our son-of-a-bitch" — US President Franklin Roosevelt's description of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza also describes the attitude the west has taken towards Indonesia's President

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — A 38-year-old plant operator received severe burns to 75% of his body when a 12-metre high tank containing gas oil tar exploded at Altona petrochemical refinery on December 2. Firefighters believe that the fire

By Nadya Stani I am a journalist who works in public radio. I was arbitrarily arrested at the anti-Aidex protest. My colleague, Annamarie Antonio, and her daughter were subjected to physical intimidation and harassment. We began our coverage of

PRAGUE — The Palestinian ambassador to Czechoslovakia, SAMEEH ABDUL FATTAH, spoke to PETER ANNEAR on November 30, the day of International Solidarity with the Palestinian People. How do you assess the Palestinian position in the current

Counterproductive violence My activity at the AIDEX protest was rendered inadequate by an ulcer flare up. This was the result of internal conflict. The conflict was caused by a minority of fellow protesters who did not seem to understand that

Great for kids In the Rainforest By Kathie Atkinson Part of Allen & Unwin's My Animal Books series Reviewed by John Tognolini I enjoyed reading Kathie Atkinson's In the Rainforest to my 19-month-old daughter. Atkinson's fine colour

Making Waves: The Greenpeace New Zealand Story By Michael Szabo Reed. 264 pp. NZ$49.95 Reviewed by David Robie The surprise capture of French frogman Gerald Andries, one of the alleged saboteurs of the Rainbow Warrior, once more threw

By Steve Painter The United States and British governments have rejected Libyan government proposals for the World Court or another independent international tribunal to investigate charges against two Libyan nationals over the 1988 Lockerbie

By Peter Annear MOSCOW — Mayor Gavriil Popov did not relish the choice of a new KGB chief for Moscow by the city's elected government, the Moscow Soviet, so he ignored its decision and, without any legal authority, appointed his own nominee, a

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