Straight sex: the politics of pleasure By Lynne Segal Virago Press 1994 Reviewed by Tyrion Perkins Male power "authentically originates in the penis", claims Andrea Dworkin in her book Pornography: men possessing women. Such views,
Blockade of M2 freeway continues By Andrew Hall SYDNEY — A blockade of the M2 motorway by up to 30 community activists has continued since February 12. Protesters say the tollway, in Sydney's north-west, sacrifices community consultation,
Not the thinking woman's party By all indications, 1995 is shaping up to be the year in which the ALP relaunches itself as the "thinking woman's party". Not since the ALP's 1972 "It's Time" campaign has the party placed so much emphasis on its
Sunshine Coast students walk out By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Students at Nambour High School in the Sunshine Coast hinterland walked out of school in late February in support of Honey Marich, a 15-year-old classmate excluded for wearing a
SUSAN HARBEN is running for the ALP in the March 25 NSW state elections in the inner-Sydney seat of Bligh. The seat, currently held by independent Clover Moore, is regarded as the "pinkest" seat in Australia. Harben is ex-president of the Sydney Gay
Grand Prix protesters inspect 'dust bowl' By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — A thousand people gathered at Albert park on February 18 to inspect the damage caused to the park by construction for the Grand Prix. The protest, organised by the Save
TWS exclusive? On February 17 a small demonstration against woodchipping was organised in Wollongong by The Wilderness Society (TWS). The demonstration was a positive step for the environment movement in Wollongong, but sadly the organiser of
Rachida, an Algerian mother SBS. Tuesday, March 14, 8.30pm Reviewed by Jennifer Thompson This French documentary, made in 1994, captures many of the terrible difficulties and choices facing ordinary Algerians today. Rachida and her seven
By Pip Hinman In fear of the political consequences, federal cabinet has been postponing a decision on whether 76 sensitive areas of old-growth forests will be logged. Cabinet is due to make a decision on March 6. The timber industry lobby
Owl endangered One of Australia's rare nocturnal animals, the sooty owl, is in danger of extinction due to the lack of a law to protect it, according to the Concerned Residents of East Gippsland (CROEG). Scientist Paul Peake, who has spent
International Women's Day By Kath Gelber Every year women and their supporters mobilise in their thousands in Australia, and in their millions around the world, to celebrate International Women's Day. IWD is more than a celebration,
Chechen government appeal The following statement was received by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) General Secretariat on February 27 from the government of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria. The Government of the
By Stephen Robson PERTH — "This must be the largest record of the views of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders which has been made", commented Greens (WA) Senator Christabel Chamarette to Green Left Weekly. The Senate's select
By Dave Andrews ROSEBERY — After many years of campaigning by residents, the new Rosebery Community Hospital was officially opened on March 1. The hospital replaces the dilapidated structure that had served the mining communities on Tasmania's
A short story by Maria Lee I arrive about forty-five minutes early, and park next to the theatre gardens. I walk up to the street and find the building I'm supposed to go to. Along the way, my eyes check for possible parking places for the next
PNG to gut forest law By Glen Barry The PNG timber industry and its political allies have tried repeatedly to undermine forest legislation passed in 1991. Now the new minister of forests, Andrew L. Posai, has proposed that the government


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