US President Donald Trump made the unprecedented threat to “totally destroy” North Korea, not in a tweet or off the cuff remark, but in a written speech before the United Nations General Assembly on September 20. No other leader of a country has ever stood before the UN and openly stated its intention to destroy another country. 

Coupled with Trump’s earlier threat to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea, this threat must be seen as one that at least includes the possibility of a nuclear attack.

Action to save Moe hospital

By Ray Fulcher

MELBOURNE — A cavalcade of 1500 cars drove down the Princes Highway in Moe, Gippsland on July 31 to protest the government's plans to close the town's public hospital and replace it with a

Israel bans PLO from East Jerusalem

The Israeli government has introduced a new law to prevent the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian National Authority from conducting any political activities, or creating any political or

By David McKnight

My recent book Australia's Spies and Their Secrets was written to bring to light some of the hidden history of Australia and the role of the Australian Security intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

I believe it does that. It

By Norm Dixon

JOHANNESBURG — The militant three-week strike by workers at the Pick 'n Pay supermarket chain has been settled. The outcome reflects that neither the workers, their union, the SACCAWU, nor Pick 'n Pay management were able to get

By Maurice Sibelle

BRISBANE — Two thousand five hundred people rallied in Brisbane's King George Square to protest the privatisation of public enterprises on August 4. Ian McLean, former state president of the Queensland ALP and secretary of

Absurdism and hidden information

The Two Executioners
Directed by Douglas Horton
Adapted from a play by Fernando Arrabal
Performed by Chamber Made Opera
Starring Bernadette Robinson
Napier Street Theatre, South Melbourne
Until August

By Chris Spindler

The current drought throughout farming regions in parts of South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and particularly in NSW and central Queensland is close to the worst this century. Forty five per cent of NSW has been

By Jenny Long

The confrontation between Palestinian workers and Israeli soldiers at the Erez checkpoint on July 17, described by the Jerusalem Times as the "revolution of the hungry" has highlighted the desperate need for real change in the

ADELAIDE — The South Australian Institute of Teachers is planning a rally for September 3 and has proposed a series of strikes and school stoppages to protest the state Liberal government's cuts to public education.

SAIT president, Claire


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