Not short enough "People's memories are amazingly short." — Mari-Ann Kelam, a spokesperson for Estonia's coalition government, which received only 5% of the vote in March 5 elections. The pro-capitalist coalition had presided over a big increase
The campaign against the staging of the 1996 Grand Prix in Melbourne's Albert Park is gathering momentum. A demonstration of 20,000 people against the Kennett government on February 10 was led by the Save Albert Park group. As the construction works
Stoppages planned against SA education cuts By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — The South Australian Institute of Teachers is planning a series of rolling stoppages on March 14, 16, 21 and 23. The demands are prevention of further cuts to
Cruising through Essence By Brandon Astor Jones Many readers have written to me asking why I write in Australian publications. The answer is because most Americans, especially editors and publishers, are not interested in hearing what goes
Forum discusses censorship By Kathy O'Driscoll SYDNEY — In response to a move by the chief censor to ban a film from the recent Mardi Gras Film Festival, festival organisers Queer Screen held a forum on censorship and the media on
More action on racetrack By Jeremy Smith MELBOURNE — Seven hundred people braved the heat on March 4 to protest against construction of the Grand Prix racetrack at Albert Park. A fortnight earlier, 1000 protesters had stopped work on the
Smooth market functioning So "rogue trader" Nick Leeson blew $2 billion punting the wrong way on the Nikkei 225 index. So the Mexican peso has almost halved in value against the US dollar in three months. So last week the once mighty greenback
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


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