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Story by Angela Matheson Photo by Lisa Iley SYDNEY — Street performers at Circular Quay are downing unicycles and banding together to protest against the threatened banning of busking. Shopkeepers annoyed by large crowds gathering at
Emir's nephew on drug charge The nephew of the emir of Kuwait has been arrested in Cairo on charges of trafficking in heroin. Talal Nasser al Sabah was arrested as he allegedly tried to sell two pounds of heroin to an undercover policeman. The
Senior nurses fight for jobs By Susan Price BRISBANE — About 150 senior nursing staff and supporters demonstrated outside Parliament House on April 10, calling for an end to the Goss Labor government's plans to abolish senior nursing positions
Chamorro connection A former Nicaraguan contra leader accused two government ministers of drug trafficking on April 13. The ex-contra claims that development minister Brooklyn Rivera and fisheries minister Javier Morales have been helping the
Peter Hicks — Debut Album Lyrics by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Featuring National Labour Day Song Award winner "One More Day Than Them" Stonewall ST066, $15 Reviewed by Bruce Marlowe In Australia songs of solidarity and protest have found
Comment by Steve Painter Five individuals have called a national meeting in Sydney on May 18-19 to discuss setting up a national green party. According to a letter accompanying the invitations sent to green electoral groups last week, the
The Boots Are Marching EM = By Ken Setter A million boots are marching Treading new ground And the earth trembles If you want to live in peace they say Prepare for war. We have depleted the land Poisoned the rivers Still men around the
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — A grim picture of the performance of the Czechoslovak economy during 1990 is painted by the Report of the Federal Statistical Office on Economic and Social Development, released in March. The report says defensively that
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Paul Hill, wrongfully imprisoned in Britain for 15 years, is visiting Australia on behalf of the campaign to free Tim Anderson (CEFTA). In 1974, Hill was the first person arrested under Britain's Prevention of
By Steve Painter "Maggie Thatcher has used the word 'war' quite often in relation to the north of Ireland, but there is not a declared war. IRA and other paramilitary prisoners are not treated as soldiers but as criminals. But then the British
NEW YORK — "Media reports on the destruction of Iraq caused by US and allied bombing do not begin to describe the cruel reality that these bombings have imposed on the people." This is the assessment of eyewitness investigators from the Commission
The Incredible Exploding Man By John Jiggens Reviewed by Angela Matheson The larger than life events surrounding the Hilton bombing and subsequent trial and conviction of Tim Anderson are the subject of The Incredible Exploding Man. Anderson was
comment by Steve Painter After years of hesitating over the need for a green party in Australia, parliamentarians associated with the secretive Melbourne Group now seem bent on declaring a party within a few weeks. It is difficult to escape the
A basically uncritical media is an essential element to autonomous, executive-style governments like that of former WA Premier Brian Burke. WA's only morning newspaper, the West Australian, came to be part owned by the state government's insurance
A popular joke in Hungary has it that the former communist Socialist Workers Party (HSWP) government needed 40 years to lose moral support of the people; for the Hungarian Democratic Forum, one year was enough. The HDF-led government is shifting
By Norm Dixon The Papua New Guinea government has torn up the peace accord it signed with Bougainville leaders in Honiara in January and launched an invasion of the northern part of the island. Three hundred PNG Defence Force troops have now been

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