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East Timor on stage By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — A new play on East Timor, staged by the Melbourne University Student Union Theatre, opens here on August 6. Zero Sum is based on the events surrounding the death of Kamal Bamadhaj, a

Andrew Garton was in Brazil for the Earth Summit in June. The following account of some of his impressions is excerpted from the forthcoming book, In the Shadow of UNCED, edited by Param Berg. The Rio of the '90s is nothing like I imagined it to

By Norm Dixon "As we are talking, the fight is still going on between the BRA [Bougainville Revolutionary Army] and the soldiers", Bishop John Zale, a senior leader of the Bougainville Interim Government, told Radio Australia from Honiara on

FREMANTLE — North Fremantle residents appear to have scored a victory over Caltex Oil. The multinational announced on July 29 that it had shelved plans to build four fuel storage "supertanks". Caltex cited delays in obtaining development

Salmonberries Directed by Percy Adlon Starring k.d. lang, Rosel Zech, Chuck Connors Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey Anyone going to see Salmonberries would be well advised to wrap up warm. The film is shot in a remote part of Alaska where

By Harold Pinter In his State of the Union message to Congress in January 1992, President George Bush declared that in this "defining moment" the world "recognised one sole and pre-eminent power, the United States". And because it is the

Hiroshima Day Peace Marches and Rallies Sydney: Saturday, August 8. Assemble at 11am, Belmore Park. Rally at 12.30pm, First Fleet Park, Circular Quay. Speakers: Dianna Ingram (Peace Squadron and NFIP member), Andy Graham (NSW Teachers

By Kathryn Lewis MANAGUA — In the biggest mobilisation of support for the FSLN since the UNO government of Violeta Chamorro came to power in 1990, more than 50,000 people attended the July 19 rally marking the 12th anniversary of the

Wollongong students strike By Col Hesse WOLLONGONG — Students at Wollongong Uni were called upon to strike by their SRC on July 29 to protest against the high level of fees and charges levied by the administration. According to Craig

Ecopolitics VI set for Melbourne By Katrina Newton MELBOURNE — Ecopolitics is coming to Melbourne from September 25 to 27. This international conference has been held roughly biannually for a decade, and this time RMIT will be providing

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