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Scenes from the Invasion Day rally in Meanjin/Brisbane

By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Candidates for the Central Ward in this year's Brisbane City Council election debated local issues at a public meeting organised by the Red Hill/Paddington Residents Group here on February 27. Greens
Qld students lose free transport By Nikki Ulasowski BRISBANE — Public meetings were held last week in a number of schools over the state Labor government cutting access to free public transport for students travelling to school. The
Blonde Ambition By Melanie Sjoberg Before You Were Blonde, Adelaide's wild, jean-clad choir, launched Blonde Ambition, its first three-track CD, at the Fringe on February 18 to an unusually sedate but appreciative audience. The vibrant
By Sean Healy CANBERRA — In what was dubbed by its leaders a "high risk strategy", coal miners from as far afield as Collinsville and Bowen in central Queensland marched on Parliament House on March 1 in protest at threatened job losses. The
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Trying to pack nearly 300 women into the Irish Hall on Friday, February 18, delayed the start of the second birthday celebrations of Women Performing, a regular cultural event on the alternative scene. It was
Positive women By March 1993, 721 women had been reported in Australia as diagnosed with HIV infection. This represented 4% of reported diagnoses in Australia. Yet more than a decade into the epidemic, women with HIV remain under-studied,
By Children of Prisoners Support Group The number of women in NSW prisons has increased from 133 in 1982 to 362 in 1993. Even though there has been a steady increase in the number of women imprisoned, they will remain a minority group within the
Israel responsible for massacre Barukh Goldstein walked into the Tomb of the Patriarchs mosque in Hebron on February 25 and mercilessly gunned down 54 worshippers, young and old alike. In doing so, Goldstein exposed not only his own burning
ADELAIDE — A petition opposing the federal government proposal to increase the pension eligibility age for women to 65 has received an enthusiastic response here over the last few weeks. A national campaign has been launched by the Combined
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — The terrible prospect of a blood-soaked election campaign in the Natal/KwaZulu region may have receded a little following a meeting in Durban between African National Congress president Nelson Mandela and Inkatha
Karen Lee Wald HAVANA — One of the pioneers in AIDS education/prevention in Cuba, Raul Llanos Lima, died in Havana on February 20 of cardiac arrest. He was 39 years old. He had tested positive for HIV in 1986 and had lived and worked in Cuba's
Trauma and Recovery By Judith Lewis Herman Basic Books 1992 Reviewed by Chris Slee This book deals with the causes and consequences of psychological trauma, and how survivors can be helped to recover. Judith Herman is both a
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — Thor Chemicals is again at the centre of a major controversy, this time involving the import into South Africa of toxic wastes. Thor Chemicals is a British-owned company notorious for its callous treatment of black
'Put people first', say socialist candidates By Bill Mason BRISBANE — "The Brisbane City Council, under the Soorley administration, has put the needs of private developers before people in our inner cities", Ana Kailis, Democratic
In the Name of the Father Directed by Jim Sheridan Reviewed by Sean Magill First of all, do go and see In the Name of the Father. It is a powerful, harrowing and at times uplifting account of an unjust legal system. The dramatisation of

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