By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — As of mid-May, some 2.5 million health workers in three-quarters of the administrative regions of Russia were either on strike or had taken part in protest actions. Doctors, nurses and ambulance crews were demanding
By Peter Boyle Rising smog levels, deteriorating water quality and predictions of future water shortages for most major cities in Australia add to a widespread sense of urban crisis. It seems as if our cities are set to continue expanding
Cuba stands up to blockade By Elizabeth Llewellyn SYDNEY — Cuba is successfully adopting emergency measures to cope with the United States economic blockade and the collapse of its trade with the former eastern bloc, visiting Cuban trade
By John Queripel "We could not have done this once. But now we can look you straight in the eye because we know we are worthwhile human beings", Palawig Cabalig, whose ancestral land was destroyed by the Mt Pinatubo volcanic eruption in the
By Nick Fredman and Julia Perkins Billy Bragg, Britain's rock poet, is currently on his third Australian tour, this time bringing a band, the Red Stars, and new songs from his latest release, Don't Try This at Home. Bragg's recording career
They shoot young people, don't they? Bring Down the House A play by John Romeril At the CUB Malthouse, South Melbourne until May 31 Reviewed by Peter Boyle It is 1997. In the smouldering ruins of what was once Melbourne, four young
Earth Summit notes Earth Summit secretary general Maurice Strong told a May 11 meeting organised by the US Senate that he hopes there will be a variety of mechanisms to raise and administer the estimated $125 billion needed annually to fund
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — In a massive display of solidarity with striking pulp mill workers, 1500 people marched through Burnie on May 18 to protest against what local unionists are calling Associated Pulp and Paper's industrial terrorism.

Swaziland is one of the smallest African states and the world's last absolute monarchy.

Bad experience I am writing to warn unemployed people about a bad experience I had in working for an unscrupulous company. In reply to a Situations Vacant ad, which I thought was genuine, I passed the first interview phase for a sales and
By Dave Riley In the name of situation comedy, an unending array of nuclear families has come our way. In almost 40 years of television, we have been dropping in on the Ricardos, the Nelsons, the Bradys, the Bunkers, the Huxtables, the Bundys
Early release likely for Denning By John Tognolini SYDNEY — NSW prison authorities are presently considering an appeal for release by Raymond Denning, a former prison activist who turned informer against Tim Anderson in the police attempt