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Heavenly Creatures Directed by Peter Jackson Written by Frances Walsh and Peter Jackson Starring Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet Produced by Wingnut Films Reviewed by Jenny Long Based on the true story made famous as one of New
Dundunbanza! Sierra Maestra World Circuit through Larrikin Entertainment Reviewed by Norm Dixon As the Adelaide WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) festival approaches, world music enthusiasts are licking their lips at the prospect of some of
A report released in January by the Pesticides Trust (UK) indicates that corporate strategies to expand markets for pesticides and the increasing export of agricultural produce from developing countries are leading to an increase in pesticide use in
Roger Clarke continues a debate Frank Noakes' letter (GLW #171) introduced a refreshingly reasonable note into our discussion of the ALP Left. His remark that Lenin "lived long ago and far away" is a fitting comment on the way that Lenin has
Public tenants union fights privatisation By Dave Mizon MELBOURNE — Late last month the Kennett government defunded the Public Tenants Union (PTU) by putting the funding traditionally available to it up for tender. The bulk of the
The Mardi Gras Film Festival February 16-26 Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington, Sydney Previewed by Philippa Marsden The month-long Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, which culminates in a huge night-time parade and party, is now a
Pro-woodchipping rally By Anthony Brown PERTH — Some 1500 people, mostly timber workers and families from the state's south-west, attended a rally in the city centre on January 30. The rally, organised by the pro-woodchipping Forest
Hundreds of students at the Australian National University occupied the chancellery building for nine days last September in a battle to prevent the introduction of up-front fees for a postgraduate legal course. This struggle led to the holding of a
By Jennifer Thompson A report in late January from the liberal Turkish Daily News unveiled the latest in the Kurdish struggle for independence: a Kurdish-language satellite TV station, broadcasting from Britain. According to the report, the
Bligh campaign Well-known lesbian and community activist, Susan Harben, has announced her candidacy for the ALP for the inner Sydney seat of Bligh, the "pinkest" seat in Australia. The seat is currently held by independent, Clover Moore, who has

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