Too Many Cubans in Cuba em = By Denis Kevans There's this place called Cuba, It's full of Cubans, they live there, For some reason, unspecified, of course, They're very secretive people, Cubans, They refuse to divulge the reason, Why they
By Frank Noakes John Norris has just been elected chair of the Executive Committee of the British Green Party at the party's conference in Wolverhampton [see page 28]. He replaces Sarah Parkin in that position. An avowed green socialist, he
Drop charges against Austudy Five, say unions By Joan Doyle MELBOURNE — Several unions have called for charges to be dropped against five protesters arrested following a student demonstration here earlier this year. The Victorian branch
Correction In recent publicity in Green Left Weekly for a Sydney Cultural Dissent evening featuring Canto y Lucha, the phrase "ex- Papalote" was used to describe this group. Sydney Cultural Dissent wishes to explain that this was in no way
By Yuli Ismartono Four years ago, the world watched in horror as a popular uprising against 25 years of military dictatorship in Burma was mercilessly crushed, leaving hundreds dead and wounded and thousands fleeing to neighbouring Thailand.
PERTH — Robe River is continuing its intimidatory tactics against its Karratha work force. The latest victim is 53-years-old maintenance worker Cliff Sutton, who has been stood down for refusing to accept a transfer as a trainee haulpak driver.
We know what happened to the once high-flying "entrepreneurs" of the 1980s. After their orgy of big borrowing and asset shuffling, many are bankrupt yet still live in luxury. Christopher Skase hides away in Spain, Alan Bond is free after a brief
NSW unionists could face jail By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — South Coast Labour Council secretary Paul Matters has told a combined unions meeting here that he is prepared to go to jail rather than pay any fines imposed by the NSW Industrial
By Catherine Brown On September 17 Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government announced plans to deport thousands of Romanians, many of them victims of the recent neo-Nazi attacks on refugee hostels in eastern Germany. Since the racist riots
Tasmanian Liberals divided on gay law reform By Dave Wright HOBART — The chairperson of the parliamentary Liberal Party's committee on anti-discrimination, Sue Napier, has said that the law should not be concerned with homosexual behaviour.
By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — Jeremy Dixon, who describes himself as an anarcho-syndicalist, is trying to wage a legal war against Section 464Q of the Crimes Act of Victoria, which gives police the widest powers to collect fingerprints. He is
By Norm Dixon Can listening to the natural sounds of Australia's most precious and fragile wilderness areas, combined with the music of top session players, contribute to a greater environmental awareness? Brett and Lydia Neilson are convinced
By Natasha Simons On September 8, 1972, Brenda Hean and Max Price, members of the Lake Pedder Action Group, waved goodbye to friends and relatives as their Tiger Moth plane taxied down the airstrip just outside Hobart. Their mission was to fly
Canberra October 1991 em = By Thomas Faunce A chill wind, not the spirit of Australia, Blows over manicured lawns. Winter leaves scratch like hansard on the footpath. Wires tinkle on flagpoles like spoons in teacups Currawongs warble like a
By Bruce Marlowe SYDNEY — A council-conducted referendum has recorded a 60% vote against NSW government plans to privatise Port Macquarie's public hospital. About 85% of local residents participated in the September 19 vote. The people of
Cardinal troubles in Nicaragua Pope John Paul II won't be able to bless Cardinal Obando y Bravo's new cathedral in Managua next month, because illness has forced the postponement of the pope's visit to Nicaragua. The cathedral, pet project of


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