True Stories: The Real Jurassic Park — This documentary asks, Was Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park fiction, or is it possible? The film by David Dugan involves molecular biologists, palaeontologists and embryologists in answering questions such as,
By Jeremy Smith MELBOURNE — A fiery meeting of 250 community activists on June 15 launched a campaign against VicRoads' proposals to expand the F19 freeway. With the exception of the VicRoads' representative, a panel of speakers roundly
By Norm Dixon JOHANNESBURG — Prisons throughout South Africa were convulsed by protests which began on June 9. The South African Prisoners Organisation for Human Rights (SAPOHR) called on inmates to begin peaceful mass action after the new
By Lisa Bryant SYDNEY — When the Hawke government suggested an Australia-wide identity system (the Australia Card), public opposition forced it to abandon the plan because of fears of potential misuse of the data collected for the card. Yet a
Drugged injustice By Brandon Astor Jones "Ms Benson was receiving higher than average doses of each of these medications [Robaxin, Nalfon, Tylenol 3 (with Codeine), Valium and Vistaril] ... The combination of medications ... very likely
The Cultural Dissent Alternative Culture Fund is a non-profit cultural organisation which aims to promote alternative culture in all fields of media. Cultural Dissent promotes alternative music through a range of performances it sponsors in
Clinton attacks the victims US President Bill Clinton has just announced draconian welfare "reforms" which are clearly racist and which reinforce reactionary attitudes in the area of social policy. In a polemic against single mothers,
Controversy over withdrawal from play By S. O'Dowd DARWIN — A controversy has erupted here over the withdrawal of two Indonesian women from performing in Salt, Fire, Water, a play which includes material and actors from diverse cultural
East Timorese face trial By Jon Land Five East Timorese independence activists are about to go on trial for peaceful protests they carried out during the visit of foreign journalists to Dili in April. They face up to seven years'
By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — Public Sector Union National Challenge activists contesting national elections gained over one third of the vote in the recently completed ballot count. The incumbent Wendy Caird and Peter Robson team is
By Irina Glushchenko MOSCOW — If Russia's economic crisis has brought any benefit, it has been to small animals. During the past two years there have been more hares in the forests, and more mice in the fields. In Siberian rivers, there are
By Phil Clarke LONDON — Elections for the European parliament, held on June 9 and 12, resulted in erosion of support for mainstream and government parties. However, the main beneficiaries were not the left alternative or Green parties, but
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