Film maker killed in PNG A Swedish documentary film maker and journalist, Per-Ove Carlsson, has been murdered in Papua New Guinea. The murder took place at the end of April, while he was working on a film about the liberation movement in West
Fidel Castro Tomorrow will be too late [The following is the complete text of Cuban President Fidel Castro's speech at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on June 12. The text comes from Radio Havana via Pegasus.] An important biological
By Kate Gyton With strikes, marches and rallies on June 16, black South Africans answered the call of the African National Congress for mass actions against the white minority government's blocking of the transition to democracy. But the
By Peter Boyle According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, unemployment in May reached a postwar record of 10.6%. Yet Australia is "technically" well out of recession because, by the end of March, the economy had grown for three quarters
By Kevin Healy It was a week in which the world's greatest worst ex-treasurer Paul, with a simple hypnotic gesture of his statistical grab bag, totally erased youth unemployment. "It is ludicrous", Paul said, "to suggest 46% of Aussie youth
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — British Prime Minister John Major's tour of central Europe in May served not only to improve the electoral chances of the Czech-based Civic Democratic Party. It also drew attention to economic and political
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Despite declarations that he will fight it out, NSW Premier Nick Greiner will probably fall as a result of an Independent Commission Against Corruption finding that he acted corruptly. The finding concerned
At the Melbourne Film Festival By Ulrike Erhardt Events Leading up to my Death, from Canada, is an inspired and satiric insight into family life. The death in question is that of the dog; he becomes the first victim of this supposedly happy
By Vandana Shiva The proposed Biodiversity Convention was one of the big casualties at the Earth Summit, held in Rio in the first two weeks of June. Negotiations on the convention were concluded on May 20 in Nairobi. Since most of the
Nuclear cuts reflect changing US strategy By Steve Painter The latest US-Russian nuclear arms cuts, announced by presidents Bush and Yeltsin in Washington on June 16, reflect a continuing move by the US towards armaments more suitable to its
Double load Have you ever heard of ILO 156? If not, it might be worth getting some more information — used properly, it could save millions of women from hours of housework. No, it's not a washing machine that picks clothes up off the
Liberals' BWIU ban illegal By Steve Painter SYDNEY — In another blow to the accident-prone Greiner government, some aspects of its ban on government departments dealing with the Building Workers Industrial Union have been ruled illegal by