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Johnson and Friends I love children's television! Where else can you watch the adventures of a pink stuffed elephant called Johnson? And as if that weren't enough of a drawcard, in this new series we are introduced to a new character called Victoria
Set down at the bottom of the system Downset Self-titled Polygram Reviewed by Jean-Paul Nassif Downset is a mixture of Consolidated (a socialist industrial/rap/thrash band), Pantera, "Rage Against the Machine and
Once Were Warriors Directed by Lee Tamahori Reviewed by Melinda Jollie Once Were Warriors is a powerful and disturbing account of the collapse of a contemporary Maori family through violence, poverty and alcohol, based on the
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — The direct price of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's "reforms" is to include the devastation of the north Russian landscape and rivers, and quite probably of the Arctic Ocean as well, as worn-out oil industry
BRISBANE — The Queensland government has issued a special permit to developer Keith Williams which will prevent demonstrators entering his controversial Hinchinbrook project site. The permit to occupy a marine park was pushed through by the
Debate blocked on Thai arms sales Greens (WA) Senator Dee Margetts expressed outrage on November 10 when Labor and Coalition parties combined to prevent a debate on the proposed sale of $130 million of Australian arms to Thailand.
Drop the Charges! By Defend the Richmond 8 Committee On December 12, eight people are going on trial for their part in the picket at Richmond Secondary College in Melbourne last year. In a bloody police baton charge
Newspaper workers strike in San Francisco By Norm Dixon SAN FRANCISCO — Newspaper workers struck here for the first time in over 25 years when they walked out on November 2. Eight unions representing 2600 workers employed at
Landcare: Communities shaping the land and the future By Andrew Campbell Allen & Unwin. 344 pp. Reviewed by Chris Spindler Landcare the book provides a valuable insight into the success, restrictions and problems of Landcare
By Norm Dixon AUCKLAND — Citing personal reasons and the "corrosive" effects of parliamentary politics, Jim Anderton, leader of the NewLabour Party and the five-party Alliance, announced on November 10 that he was immediately standing
Greens run in Kooyong MELBOURNE — The Greens Victoria are running author and philosopher Peter Singer in the Kooyong by-election on November 19. Singer, a professor, is running against Liberal Petro Georgiou, an architect of the Kennett
New Money for Healthy Communities By Thomas H. Greco, Jr. 1994. 201 pp. US$15.95 + $5 postage & handling PO Box 42663, Tucson AZ 85733, USA Reviewed by Brian Martin Considering that money is absolutely central to
By Stephen Robson PERTH — The Court Liberal government is attempting to dismantle the infrastructure that has been built up in the last decade to resolve occupational health and safety issues. The aim of the changes will be to shift more
Murders mar Nepal election KATHMANDU, November 7 — The deaths of five party activists from the main opposition party, Communist Party of Nepal — Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), has brought campaigning in Nepal's second democratic
Open Learning — Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950 — Coonardoo, a novel by Katharine Susannah Prichard, a feminist and communist, shocked readers in the 1930s with its central theme of sexual relationships between black and white
By Malik Miah SAN FRANCISCO — US voters on November 8 gave the Republican Party control of both houses of the US Congress. The last time the Republicans controlled Congress was in 1954. President Bill Clinton's Democratic

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