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By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — You've got a mountain of highly toxic industrial waste, which can't be reprocessed at a profit. It can be kept from contaminating the environment only if you're prepared to foot a heavy bill. What do you do?
Thank you Back in December, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center imposed a letter writing ban that prohibited all of Georgia's prisoners from writing letters to our contacts, friends and supporters overseas. On February 23, 1995,
Vengeful goddess Bandit Queen Directed by Shekhar Kapur Starring Seema Biswas and Nirmal Pandey At Sydney's Mandolin Cinema and Melbourne's Kino Cinema Reviewed by Karl Miller This film is based on the prison diaries of Phoolan
Wearing of the Green — St Patrick's Day is remembered with special folk and choral music. ABC Classic FM, Friday, March 17, 7.05pm. Sunday Concert: Rory McLeod — The multi-instrumental musical nomad brings his politically aware,
Huxley: The Devil's Disciple By Adrian Desmond Michael Joseph, 1994. 475 pp., $40.00 (hb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Charles Darwin fretted for 20 years about publishing revolutionary materialist theory of the evolution of species. If all
By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — Standing in the seat of Marrickville in the NSW state elections for the Democratic Socialists is prominent women's activist Karen Fletcher. Fletcher was centrally involved in the International Women's Day organising
MELBOURNE — Fifty students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and other campuses protested at the inauguration of Sam Smorgan (of Smorgan Smallgoods) as chancellor of RMIT on March 10. The rally was part of the preparation for the
Rank and file discuss woodchip crisis By Andrew Hall SYDNEY— A lively "jobs and environment" meeting organised by the Rank and File Alliance was attended by more than 50 people on March 4. Gavin Hillier, the NSW secretary of the
St Patrick's Day special: The Chieftains — The Irish folk legends recorded live at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. SBS, Friday, March 17, 12.30pm. Unearthing the Slave Trade — The excavation of sites in New York City have shed new light on
The Simpsons Channel 10, Wednesdays Reviewed by Dave Riley Confronted with The Simpsons, Walt Disney would turn in his grave. If Uncle Walt's subterranean crypt had access to network television, maybe he would (finally) feel remorse for what
By Pip Hinman Energy Resources of Australia, the operator of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu in the Northern Territory, announced on March 9 that it intends to release radioactive water into nearby Magela Creek. ERA has been given permission
Beyond Blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family Louise Wakeling & Margaret Bradstock, eds Blackwattle Press, Sydney, 1995. 151 pp. $14.95 (pb) Reviewed by Kath Gelber Blackwattle Press promotes itself as "Australia's foremost gay and
Once Were Warriors By Alan Duff University of Queensland Press, 1994. 198 pp., $15.95 (pb) Reviewed by Peter Riedlinger It was with some misgivings that I bought a copy of Alan Duff's novel. I'd read an interview he'd given and heard him
By John Tyler, with Muhammad Bilas Two years after "Gaza first" comes "Jenin first." Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin staged a public relations coup [in mid-February] when he offered to immediately transfer authority in Jenin to the
By Chris White and Kamala Emanuel One important fact which has not had much prominence in the woodchipping debate is that growing hemp could be a viable alternative to the woodchipping industry and would create more jobs. Philip Bamback from
The Zapatista uprising testifies to a new radicalism of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. A range of Indian organisations drafted the following declaration during the November assembly of the National Democratic Convention. They call for autonomy,

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