In the British House of Lords on July 2, the following questions were addressed to the government by Lord Avebury. The government's reply has not yet been reported. Whether Kustanto Widiatmoko, platoon leader in the First Armour Squadron of the
By Katrina Newton and Loretta Asquini MELBOURNE — Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed to and dazzled a near capacity audience at the Melbourne Concert Hall on June 29. The South African a cappella group, which has sung with Paul Simon and
By Norm Dixon LONDON — Central London was brought to standstill for several hours on Saturday, June 27, as a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 joined the EuroPride '92 march for gay and lesbian rights. Gays and lesbians and their
The sentiments of the early colonialists' attempted genocide of Tasmanian Aborigines are repeated today in their modern form: denial of the identity and culture of Tasmanian Aborigines, and refusal to return even token areas of land to Aboriginal
By Greg Peters When the Wall fell, the rubble rolled towards Bonn. One of the hidden political costs of reunification was the problem of rubbish. Germans throw away 40 million tonnes of it every year. Bonn was used to paying to dispose of waste
Self-help movement In regard to Angela Matheson's reviews of Susan Faludi's book Backlash — The Undeclared War Against Women and Gloria Steinem's Revolution From Within (GLW #58), the conclusion of Faludi's book that we need an uncompromising
Melbourne's only citywide community radio station is having its annual Radiothon from July 6 to 19. "We need to raise $100,000 in the fortnight so that we can continue to bring our unique style of broadcasting to Melbourne", station manager Bruce
By Lenore Tardif MELBOURNE — Australian Liberals and the New Right have looked to New Zealand, and the economic policies of both National and Labour governments, as a possible model for what they would like to do here. But the New Zealand
Superphenix will not rise PARIS — The French government's decision not to restart the controversial Superphenix plutonium "fast breeder" reactor (FBR) is the final curtain call for the plutonium economy, Greenpeace said on June 30. The
Forest protesters bamboo the Regent By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Rainforest activists planned to erect a symbolic bamboo barricade across the entrance to the Sydney Regent hotel on July 13 in a re-enactment of a similar protest at the
Affirmative action under review By Monique Choy SYDNEY — Proposed changes to the Affirmative Action Act will shortly be presented to federal parliament. Earlier this year, interest groups and individuals participated in discussions around
10,000 march against privatisation By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — The Kirner Labor government's program of public asset sales and corporatisation and commercialisation of the public sector was "paving the way" for the next Liberal government's
During World War II, the industrial city of Chelyabinsk in the southern Urals was dubbed "Tankograd" (Tank City), as its huge tractor factory was switched to producing the tanks crucial to Soviet victory. Today Chelyabinsk and its people are
By Kevin Healy A bit of cooperation in the workplace, and all our troubles will be over. Take Alpha Engineering and Condoms, down there in West Brunswick. "It is imperative", chairman of the board Roger Rich told the staff and their unions,
By Steve Painter What is foreign minister Gareth Evans trying to hide in Bougainville, asks Australian lawyer Rosemary Gillespie, just returned from a visit to the blockaded island, which she entered via a small boat from the neighbouring
Judith Ward was released from prison on May 11 after successfully challenging the British system of justice which had confined her to 18 years imprisonment when for years nearly all those concerned — the police, the courts and the British Home


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