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By Pat Brewer A leader of the democratic left in Hungary will speak at the Socialist Scholars Conference in Melbourne, July 18-21. Historian and Sovietologist Tamas Krausz, a leader of Left Alternative, will discuss the political and economic

Canberra rally against freeway By Gina Rogers CANBERRA — A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Canberra's Botanic Gardens on May 18 to protest against the ACT government's drive to build a new freeway in the vicinity. Five speakers

MELBOURNE — The Western Region Housing Council has condemned the state Ministry of Housing policy of selling off public housing. Announcing plans to demonstrate at the auction of a ministry home in Maidstone, WRHC spokesperson Mark Cafarella

Yaaba Written and directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo With Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouedraogo and Roukietou Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington Reviewed by Norm Dixon Director Idrissa Ouedraogo invites the viewer to become part of the daily life of a

By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Fraser Island and the nearby Great Sandy Straits on Queensland's central coast will be nominated for World Heritage listing under the recommendations of the long-awaited Fitzgerald Report, tabled in state parliament on May

By Tim E. Stewart NEWCASTLE — Nearly 500 students at a Newcastle University rally last week clapped and cheered as five members of the campus green society (WAGS) and an unknown enterprising student stopped the Maitland to Newcastle train and

No present for the pope When pope John Paul II returns to his native Poland for a visit on June 2, one element of the planned welcome will be missing: A new bill outlawing abortion in all cases (including rape and incest) with jail terms for the

By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Protesters stormed Parliament House, jumping the fence and occupying the courtyard for about two hours on May 23, during a 750-strong, mainly Aboriginal demonstration against the Goss Labor government's land rights

Turtle victory Greenpeace has welcomed the Japanese government's May 22 announcement that it will stop importing shell from the endangered hawksbill turtle. Japan has been the major market for hawksbill turtle products. Japan has offered to

Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations For Environmentalism By Warwick Fox Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1990. 380 pp., $32.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon Some keepers of the secular philosophical and political faiths of

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