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By Steve Painter Five days of mass protests shook the Yugoslav and Serbian capital, Belgrade, in mid-March. Two people were killed and up to 160 injured as police, backed briefly by army tanks, attacked the protesters. The tanks were withdrawn after
Finns for fuel efficiency By a big majority, the people of Finland prefer greater energy efficiency to the building of new power plants, according to a poll published on February 26. Commissioned by Greenpeace and conducted in January, the
By Norm Dixon SYDNEY — "The president of the white people, F.W. de Klerk (he's not my president as I never elected him, I have no voting rights in South Africa), has been doing the rounds telling the international community that apartheid is at an
The Nasty Girl Starring Lena Stolze Directed and written by Michael Verhoeven Reviewed by Barry Healy The nasty girl of the title is Sonja Rosenburgen, who outrages the good burgers of the Bavarian town of Pfilzing by digging into the sordid
The power of a dream Sean Whelan This is the 75th anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rebellion. It is undoubtedly the most important single event in the history and politics of Ireland and had a huge impact worldwide. In the ensuing war of
By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — After three weeks of indecision, the Australian Democrats' two members of the New South Wales Legislative Council voted on March 21 to support Greiner government legislation for a referendum that would reduce the chamber
Moir's Gulf Wild and Woolley. 1991. $12.95. Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen When the mainstream media began the six-month march to war last year, cartoonist Alan Moir decided he wasn't going. Instead, he stayed where he was — beside the Sydney
Student demonstrations, a military clampdown and an emigre exodus have marked the lead-up to Albania's first multiparty elections, scheduled for March 31. From Prague, Green Left correspondent PETER ANNEAR reports. The exodus of 20,000 Albanians
Kitchen Talk Newsletter Published six times per year by Michael and Janet Boddy Subscriptions ($42 per year) from The Bugle Press, Binalong NSW 2584 Reviewed by Dave Riley Food now produced by so few is scrutinised by so many so intently. Its
'Arabs to pay' for Gulf War By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The Arab world, in particular the ordinary people of the Middle East, will pay much of the enormous cost of the US-led war against Iraq, Dr Robert Springborg told an audience of 120 here on

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