Looking out: Little-big-girls By Brandon Astor Jones "Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our [presumed] bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us." — Van Wyck Brooks Because this column is published via
Dealing in death In September, the federal parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade reported on the implications of Australian arms exports. While the majority opinion somewhat predictably emphasised
No, not Medea There's no denying that 23-year old Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who claimed her two young sons were kidnapped then a week later confessed to their murder, committed a terrible crime. Unfortunately, the media and an
The following speech was given by the Cuban foreign minister, ROBERTO ROBAINA, to the 49th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on October 3, 1994. While we are here making speeches, the military occupation of a small and impoverished
By Craig Cormick Based on highly reliably international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe. Clinton changes
ROGER CLARKE continues a debate about the Australian Labor Party and the role socialists should or shouldn't play in it. Jim McIlroy (GLW #164) agrees that the isolation of socialists from the working class is our key problem, so rather than
The Invisible Man: The Life and Liberties of H. G. Wells By Michael Coren Bloomsbury, 1994. 240 pp., $16.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon H.G. Wells, author of best-selling science fiction novels, was not much taken with Vladimir Lenin: "a
Green Left is not only a newspaper. We do not choose what we cover in the same way that the establishment press does. We do not seek to sensationalise, or to exploit subjects. For Green Left, reporting is an act of solidarity. So it is with the
Editor of Progressive dead at 63 MADISON, Wisconsin November 2—Erwin Knoll, editor of the Progressive magazine, died this morning in his sleep of an apparent heart attack. He was 63. "We have lost a lion", said Matthew Rothschild,
By Peter Montague Environmental racism is the selective exposure of racial subgroups to dangerous toxins. It happens all the time. The clearest example is lead. For at least 40 years, the children of blacks and Hispanics in the USA have
International Playhouse — The House by the River — By Barbara Sapergia. It's a custom at funerals not to say anything bad about the departed, publicly at least. But afterwards? Allison Ransome takes her chances and turns up at her own wake. A
By Max Lane "November 12 reflected the tenacity of the struggle for freedom and justice. November 12 was the sound of the trumpet of Timorese youth announcing to the world their revolt against the denial of fundamental rights of the East
Parliament locks out MPs By Ray Smith HOBART — The speaker of state parliament, Graeme Page, will introduce legislation in the new year to protect members of parliament from their constituents. This follows an embarrassing incident
Perth workers rally against safety changes By Anthony Benbow PERTH — More than 1500 workers rallied on the steps of Parliament House on November 16. The WA Trades and Labour Council organised the rally in opposition to the Court
Live Wood By Paul Weller Polygram Reviewed by Arun Pradhan I'll come clean from the start. I was a Paul Weller fan. How could you not be? After all, he was the driving force behind the Jam. Throughout the late '70s, this band
By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — Revelations that Queensland authorities had ignored the total failure of the state's anti-pollution laws for many years underlined the urgent need for establishment of an independent environmental authority,


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