The first issue of At Ease, a new alternative journal for men and women in the Australian military forces, appears this week. It is available from PO Box 167 North Carlton Vic 3054. The publishers aim to produce an eight-page magazine every two months to provide service people with research, reliable information and news. $1 to civilians, free to service personnel.
The Spanish Civil War in Euzkadi and Catalonia, by Miguel Romero, is a Marxist analysis of currents among the republican forces during the Spanish civil war. He argues that the defeat of revolutionaries in the republican camp prepared the way for Franco's victory. 46pp. $6.00. Limited stocks available from Resistance Bookshop, 23 Abercrombie St Chippendale (PO Box 515 Broadway NSW 2007).
Rights and Freedoms in Australia is published by editors Jude Wallace and Tony Pagone in conjunction with the Victorian Council of Civil Liberties. It provides advice and information on topics including privacy, discrimination, social security, dealing with government, police powers, prisoners' rights, insurance and human rights. 225 pp, $22.95. Available from PO Box 136 Parkville Vic 3052.
The non-toxic house is a comprehensive guide for a healthy house, garden and workplace. Psychologist Louise Samways has discovered over many years of practical experience and research into the subject that our houses — their siting, construction materials, furnishings and other introduced substances and our daily household practices — may have a profound effect on our physical and emotional health. Published by Allen and Unwin/McCulloch, $15.95 paperback.
The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific provides a comprehensive study of Australasia's forests and their destruction. A series of papers is supported by pictorial information and maps. Published by Macmillan, $29.95 (limp), $59.65 (bound).
Audio tapes of presentations to 1991 Socialist Scholars Conference are available for $8 per tape (including postage). They are: Mary Mellor (England), "Elements of a feminist, green socialism"; Francisco Nemenzo (Philippines), "Confronting the Philippines Crisis: Debates on the left and right"; Ismail Momoniat (South African Communist Party), "The struggle against apartheid"; Jim Anderton (NZ NewLabour Party), "New Zealand: A test case of monetarism"; Brian Brunton & Herb Thompson, "Environmental Issues in Papua New Guinea"; CEFTA, "Criminal Injustice: The cases of
Tim Anderson, Kerry Browning, the Brewarrina 17 and the police shootings in Victoria" (2 tapes). Order from SSC, PO Box 314, Rozelle NSW 2039. Cheques/money orders payable to "Socialist Scholars Conference".