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Land of the free "The average [US] black boy is more likely to go to prison than to university. His life expectancy is falling and he is seven more times as likely to be murdered as a white boy. In parts of the country, a black man between the ages
By Peter Boyle Nobody could accuse the ACTU leadership of strategic genius. They locked themselves into the Labor government's rigged wages system right through the boom of the '80s, systematically opposing any attempt to pursue claims outside the
By Tracy Sorensen In her 1983 biography of Bob Hawke, Blanche d'Alpuget noted a word of warning Hawke had given Gough Whitlam during the famous "It's Time" campaign that swept Labor to government in 1972: "Murdoch had barracked hard for Whitlam
By Kerry Parnell SYDNEY — The fundamental cause of world environmental destruction, according to environmental activist Georgina Abrahams, is heteropatriarchy. She says that the key to a green future lies in phasing out masculine values on both a
National green party (From A. Garton, Melbourne) The following is from a letter in the Melbourne Age on April 4, written by David Ball of Balaclava: Senator Powell may well support a Democrat merger with the greens. However, the Democrats'
Gladstone strike threatened By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A major row is brewing over the dismissal without warning of 90 workers at Comalco's Boyne Island aluminium smelter near Gladstone. Preparations for the use of scabs to keep the plant going
South Sydney Greens select candidates SYDNEY — South Sydney Greens have announced candidates for two seats in the coming NSW elections. Well-attended meetings in Redfern and Newtown selected Mark Berriman to contest the seat of Heffron and
The world's largest expanse of uncut forest — the northern forest of the Soviet Union — could be subject to new logging pressures as the Soviet Union invites foreign investment and joint ventures with European, Japanese, Korean, and North
Three hundred university students from all over Sydney besieged the offices of the ALP in a noisy protest against campus overcrowding on April 16, reports Barry Healy. A rock band from Sydney University played protest songs written especially for the
HOBART — Asia-Pacific Action Group wishes to express its deep regret and loss at the recent deaths of two special Tasmanian green activists, Rory Doohan and Gavin McKenzie. Both Gavin and Rory devoted their recent lives to preserving the planet
Central Australian species at risk By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN — Endangered species in Central Australia are not being adequately protected, conservationists fear. At the recent national conference of conservationists in Canberra, the
The US government's pretext for the invasion of Panama in December 1989 was the alleged involvement in drug trafficking of Panamanian President Manuel Noriega. That pretext is now becoming seriously unstuck with revelations that Noriega's
Pretty Smart em = By Lachlan Irvine This white feller, he's pretty smart. Got all the education, all the money; But what he does with it sometimes To me it can seem pretty funny. Give our young boys grog, then lock 'em away, Make 'em feel
Guatemalan unionist tortured Otto Ivan Rodriguez, former general secretary of STINDE, the electrical utility workers' union in Guatemala, was captured by security forces on April 5. He has been visited by Guatemala's human rights ombudsman who,
Agenda for Change: An International Analysis of Industrial Relations in Transition Edited by John Niland and Oliver Clarke Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 1991. Paperback, 208pp. Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg Using a series of case studies of industrial
Council to vote on 'Sydneygong' By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — April 29 will be a critical day for the environment in Australia. That evening Wollongong City Council, run by right-wing "independents", will vote on whether to allow industrial and

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