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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.

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

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

No to US/UN invasion of Haiti

The UN Security Council resolution authorising "all necessary means to facilitate the departure from Haiti of the military leadership" sets the political framework for a US-led invasion of Haiti under UN cover.

Ecocalendar

SYDNEY — The Ecocalendar is a quarterly listing of environmental and social ecology organisations and events. In addition to three months of events listed in a planner format, there is a listing of progressive organisations with

By Tom Kelly

The 49th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima was commemorated in a number of Australian cities on August 6. The occasion served to highlight the threat to humanity and the environment posed

Black humour from Eastern Europe

Three Colours White
A film by Krysztof Kieslowski
Showing at Sydney's Academy Twin
Reviewed by Peter Boyle

If you like your comedy Eastern European black, this is a film for you. The second of

South Africans demand US ends Cuba blockade

By Norm Dixon

JOHANNESBURG — Pickets were held in several South African cities on July 26 to demand that the United States government end its blockade of Cuba. Over a hundred people braved a

Fundamental Feminism
By Judith Grant
Routledge 1994
Distributed by the Law Book Company Limited 226 pp., $32.95 (pbk)
Reviewed by Carla Gorton

Judith Grant has embarked on a worthwhile endeavour. She offers a critical exploration of the

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