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Looking out: Smiles, age and wisdom By Brandon Astor Jones "Everyone has been a child. All can understand through muffled memory how childhood was. But none has been old except those who are that now." — Bert Kruger Smith
Bridging Two Worlds: Aboriginal English and Crosscultural Understanding By Jean Harkins University of Queensland Press, 1994 Reviewed by Nina Murka This is a scholarly yet readable book. It is motivated by Jean Harkins'
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In Russian workplaces, the era of "social partnership" is ending. The period opening up will be one of sackings, lockouts and union-breaking, as bosses force workers to pay the costs of capitalist "reform".
By Ian Harrison In the six years of the Bougainville war, the Australian government has directly invested over $200 million into the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF). According to Department of Defence information, around 100
By Norm Dixon MADRID — Among the thousands of activists attending the recent Alternative Forum: The Other Voices of the Planet conference here was writer Darrin Wood. Wood recently visited Chiapas, Mexico, with a team of committed film
By Frank Noakes Ralph Nader, the world's best-known consumer rights advocate, visited Australia as the guest of the Australian Federation of Consumer Organisations earlier this month. The talented lawyer, who successfully pushed for the
SA public sector conditions threatened By Trish Corcoran and Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Attacks on workers in the state public sector have been unrelenting since the election of the Brown Liberal government last December.
KATH GELBER discusses the issues raised in a controversial new book, Women as Wombs: Reproductive Technologies and the battle over Women's Freedom, by Janice G. Raymond. The book is published by Spinifex Press, at a recommended retail price of
By Brian Rohan As is almost always the case, when you come expecting fire, you usually get smoke. Bernadette Devlin McAliskey was expected to come from Tyrone with plenty of fire, and a bit of brimstone too, but her appearances
By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — About 60 people attended the launching here on October 14 of Macedonia: Its Disputed History, by Neil Simpson. The book provides a brief overview of Macedonia's complex history, giving a background to
By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — It was enough to bring tears to the eyes of any True Believer. Two hundred people cram into the beer garden of the Exeter Hotel. The atmosphere is restless. Someone gets up and sings a few working-class songs.
By Chow Wei-Cheng LONDON — As support for the Tory government continues to dwindle, Tony Blair, the new, young leader of the British Labour Party, made his debut at the Labour Party's annual conference in Blackpool. Blair and
Solving the problem of violence By Wendy Robertson This week, women all over the country and internationally will march in Reclaim the Night marches. These marches have traditionally been used to highlight violence against women
By Angela Matheson As a clothing machinist in Manila unable to feed and house her small son, Susie accepted a job offer of sex work in Sydney. "I am here", she says, "to work hard, and in six months I will go home and buy a house and have
By Norm Dixon AMSTERDAM — The besieged people of Tuzla, a large industrial and mining town in Bosnia surrounded by Serbian forces, recently welcomed the 14th convoy of trucks bringing much-needed food aid and political solidarity. The
Dope conviction in Darwin By Rob Wesley-Smith DARWIN — In a court here on October 17 Magistrate McGregor imposed a 12-month good behaviour bond on a man convicted of possessing about a kilo of dope. The "offence"

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