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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.

Interesting exploration of relationships

Traps
Directed by Pauline Chan
Starring Saskia Reeves and Robert Reynolds
Ronin Films
Reviewed by Karl Miller

Traps is an interesting exploration of the dynamics of a relationship between two

Edward Scissorhands does Bladerunner — badly!
The Crow
Directed by Alex Proyas
Reviewed by Graham Matthews

The Crow could have been a darkly disturbing film, chronicling the decay of the slightly futuristic inner city, in the style of

Anti-choice fanatics and women

On July 29 Dr John Britton and his companion James Barrett were shot in the head at point-blank range outside a Pensacola, Florida abortion clinic. The murders copycat that of Dr David Gunn in the same town on

Kurnell workers win partial victory

By Dave Mizon

On July 15 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission handed down a decision that places the dispute between Caltex and workers at the Kurnell refinery out of the NSW state industrial

PNG environmentalists reject logging plans

By Freya Pinney

On August 12, the PNG government will consider a Timber Supply Agreement (TSA) proposal. Ursula Rakova, spokesperson for a 14-strong delegation from the Papua New Guinea National

Keating's hypocritical environmentalism

By Dave Wright

MELBOURNE — On August 4, Friends of the Earth condemned Paul Keating's hypocrisy for denouncing resource piracy by Japanese and Malaysian companies, while supporting Australian

ADELAIDE — On August 1, social work students demonstrated against the decision to relocate their course from the Adelaide campus to Magil. Fifty-four percent of social work students are financially disadvantaged, and moving the course to Magil

About Us: Concrete City — The struggle of the residents of the inner city Sydney suburb of Pyrmont as they try to preserve the character of their area whilst facing huge residential development. SBS, 8.30pm, Wednesday, August 10.

As it

By Stephen Marks

MANAGUA — The size of the turnout at the rally to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution surprised everybody this year.

The FSLN had announced they did not have the resources to bus and truck people

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