Business "Frankly, we are thinking of business. My position is that in a world in which people venerate hundreds of Madonnas, one more won't hurt." — The agnostic mayor of Civitavecchia in Italy, explaining his promotion of a Madonna statue which
Something missing Global Village Judy Small Larrikin Entertainment Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald This latest album from Judy Small is disappointing. A collection of 12 songs, most written by Small with music by Small in
For longer than the pyramids By Linda Marks MELBOURNE — April 26 is the ninth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. With each passing year, the devastation caused by the explosion continues as the children exposed to the radiation, and
By Toby Borgeest JOHANNESBURG — The most serious source of tension in South Africa's national assembly is the Inkatha Freedom Party's (IFP) frequent threats to withdraw from parliamentary and constitution-drafting work — and the occasional
By Eva Cheng Increased repression of dissident and ethnic minority movements in China has failed to silence opposition voices. A section of the Xinjiang independence movement chose bombing to make its point, while protests rocked the city of
Massacre general heads Thai army By Chris Beale General Chainarong Noonpakdi has finally made it. Earlier this month, he was promoted to army chief of staff — the crucial post from which Thailand's 17 coups since 1932 have been launched.
By Lisa Macdonald PERTH — About 120 people from a variety of progressive movements and organisations attended the conference here over the Easter weekend. The agenda, which comprised more than 30 panel, feature and workshop sessions,
Nomad Nomad (Adam Plack) with Robert Mirabal and Mor Thiam Australian Music International Reviewed by Norm Dixon The term "world music" came into being in 1987, when a number of small labels specialising in African, Latin American and
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Some 160 people gathered at Brisbane's Resistance Centre over the Easter weekend. The conference was the largest, most thought-provoking and inspiring gathering of socialists to be held here for many years.
By Deepa Fernandes After the reunification of Vietnam in 1975, about 1.5 million Vietnamese left the country. A US-led Western world, still haunted by threats to their material status from the appeal of communism, hailed these refugees as
Fallen from Grace By Keith Vagg Today I saw a lyrebird, Magnificent, supreme. I listened to its music Like a sweet, fulfilling dream. As it played in filtered sunlight On a mossy forest bed With a fine array of feathers Proudly
Actively Radical TV — Community television's progressive current affairs program, which tackles the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Friday, 10.30pm. Te Whaea, Mother of Change — A documentary about a
By Maureen Baker PERTH — Up to 5000 people attended an anti-privatisation rally at lunchtime on April 12. The rally was initiated by the Trades and Labour Council in association with WA Council of Social Services (WACOSS) and the Evatt
Continuing our historical features on Vietnam and the movement against the war in the '60s and '70s is this interview with SANDRA HAWKER and HELEN JARVIS. Both became involved in the fight against the Vietnam War while students at the Australian
By Richard Giles Get set for a credit card that is so smart it will be able to pay for goods at a distance with just a wave of your hand. If you have a credit card or ATM card today, you can feed them into an automatic teller and they'll
E.P. THOMPSON: Objections And Oppositions By Bryan D. Palmer Verso, 1994. 201 pp., $34.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Edward Thompson has inspired many on the left with his spicy brand of Marxist history and socialist agitation. Bryan