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By Sam Wainwright HOBART — About 5000 people participated in a January 29 protest over funding cuts and staff shortages at Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania's major tertiary referral hospital. The demonstration, organised by the Save the
By Norm Dixon South African President F.W. de Klerk has urged Israel to rapidly acquire the state arms manufacturer, Armscor. The Southscan news service reported recently that this was the main reason for de Klerk's visit to Israel last
To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History By Edmund Wilson Penguin, 1991 (first published 1940). 590 pp. $18.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Amidst the triumphant brayings of conservatives about the collapse of
Puerto Rico still denied self-determination The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation has adopted a resolution urging the United States to establish as soon as possible a legal framework to enable the Puerto Rican people "to
By Greg Adamson CANBERRA — "Stop the Labor/Liberal program of sack, slash, tax and sell!" is the slogan being raised in the February 15 ACT Legislative Assembly elections by Democratic Socialist candidate Lara Pullin. The Labor and Liberal
By David Johanson MELBOURNE — Rank and file postal workers have launched a campaign called Keep Australia Post Public (KAPP) and are calling for support in their fight to save Australia's post offices and their jobs. Under Australia Post
Comment by Vivienne Porzsolt The Women's Electoral Lobby held its 20th national conference in Canberra over the long weekend. "Entitled Looking Back — Moving Forwards", it very much posed the question "Whereto now?" Looking at all the
By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Canteen workers at BHP's Port Kembla steelworks have struck for at least five days over plans by their new employer, Advance Food Systems, to reduce their number from 108 to 68. The new canteen contractor wants to
By Steve Painter Since long before it was released, Oliver Stone's latest film, JFK, about the 1963 assassination of US President John Kennedy, has been the subject of extraordinary controversy. From the right have come calls for censorship and
Report on Indonesian struggles NEWCASTLE — Green Left correspondent Michael Tardif addressed a forum on Indonesia here on January 29. Tardif outlined the broad progressive movement in Indonesia and the growing grassroots opposition to the

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