A remarkable life SYDNEY — "The Dom", an exhibition at the Liverpool Regional Museum, explores the political passions of Dominic Syme. Syme was a chicken farmer, Communist Party member and a Liverpool City Councillor. He was immersed in an
International news briefs Wits University occupied JOHANNESBURG — Members of the South African Students Congress, the Postgraduate Students Association and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union on June 20 occupied of the
Rally condemns 'mutual obligation' BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS CANBERRA — Sole parents and people with disabilities protested outside Parliament House on June 22 against government plans to extend harsh new welfare provisions to them and to
Anyone for lobotomy? Suddenly Last Summerby Tennessee WilliamsCompany B, Belvoir St TheatreSydney, until July 23 Review by Brendan Doyle Suddenly Last Summer, written by Tennessee Williams in 1957, assaulted US theatre-goers with a nightmarish
BY NORM DIXON Not content with destroying Mozambique's cashew processing industry, resulting in the loss of more than 9000 jobs in recent years, the economic dictators of the International Monetary Fund have turned their attention to the
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
BY BECKY ELLIS TORONTO — Twelve hundred people demanded entry to the Ontario parliament building here on June 15, saying they should be allowed to address the provincial legislature about poverty and homelessness in the city. The protesters were
BY SUSAN PRICE Women today face a concerted ideological backlash and escalating attacks on our rights as the leaders of neo-liberalism attempt to eradicate many of the hard won gains of the second wave of the women's liberation movement in the
MOSCOW — Immediately after Media-MOST head Vladimir Gusinsky was arrested, protests began. Particularly vocal were people who only a little earlier had been rushing to nominate Vladimir Putin for president, who had extolled his promised
BY MICHAEL STRUTT SYDNEY — As this city shivers through the long nights of its Olympics year, New South Wales parliamentarians have been working overtime to pass into law sweeping new police powers to collect and examine our DNA, laws which will
INDONESIA: Situation explosive as economic and political crisis deepens The 10 years to 1998 was a decade of escalating mass protest in Indonesia, climaxing in the 1998 mobilisations of hundreds of thousands of people across the archipelago which
BY KATH O'DRISCOLL MELBOURNE — Socialists and anti-corporate activists from around Australia will descend on this city for the 29th Resistance national conference from June 29 to July 3. They will be joined by international guests from Pakistan,
Cubans discuss environmental sustainability What can Australian environmentalists learn from Cuba, a country that still flirts with nuclear power, is besieged by many environmental problems typical of the Third World, and lags behind countries like
ASIO stalks Burmese activists BY SEAN HEALY SYDNEY — The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been following Burmese refugees in Australia and phoning them every day to check up on their activities, Maung Maung Than,
Corporate mobsters to meet in casino BY SEAN HEALY If their rackets were heroin and prostitution, their meeting would be called a Godfathers' convention. But their rackets are more legitimate, or at least more legal, so their
BY DANIEL JARDINE & ALEX BAINBRIDGE "Australians and New Zealanders rarely have any valid basis for questioning the safety of foods on the supermarket shelves for human consumption", Senator Grant Tambling claimed when he launched the


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