Bangladesh is often portrayed in the Western media as a place where women are victimised and subordinated by Islam. Fundamentalist outrage against writer Tasleema Nasreen has reinforced this image. But Bangladesh also has a very vibrant and strong

Fighting bigotry and prejudice

Last week's decision by the Administrative Review Tribunal, which upheld a refusal to pay a spouse benefit to a gay man whose partner of 11 years had died of an AIDS-related illness, highlights the need to overturn

Votes For Women: The Australian Story
By Kirsten Lees
Allen and Unwin, 1995. $24.95(pb)
Reviewed by Bernie Brian

The next time Paul Keating promotes his minimalist republic with little or no change to the Constitution, we should remind him

By Eva Cheng

A gas explosion in Taegu on April 28 in which 101 PEOPLE — mostly children — were killed is the latest in a long list of disasters in South Korea which are suspected to be caused by substandard construction or maintenance.

Melbourne PTU fights for wage increase

By Tully Bates

MELBOURNE — "The way the union is fighting by going to the Industrial Relations Commission is not the way to fight." This statement by a tram driver at the Brunswick tram depot after a

A cut above many

Come Taste the Beast
Taurus Run
(Distributed by Disculture)
Reviewed by Rob Graham

This self-financed four track CD is the debut album from Taurus Run, and it's a great effort.

Come Taste the Beast opens strongly

By Sean Healy

On May 8, 1945, Marshal Georgi Zhukov, supreme commander of the Soviet armed forces; General William Tedder, Britain's air chief marshal; General Carl Spaatz, commander of the US strategic airforce; and General Jean de Lattre de

The joke's on you

"How feminism can help you get laid." "Get off my back; finally the male perspective." "Things you need to know #1. Definition. Husband: What is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted." Plus lots of photos of

The President of the Bougainville Interim Government, Francis Ona, on May 16 called for an end to armed conflict with Papua New Guinea on Bougainville.

The resolution of the interim government:

reiterated its demand for the withdrawal of

MELBOURNE — The National Conference on Local Environmental Action was held here on May 10-12. Organised jointly by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Municipal Association of Victoria, its aim was to link Australian and


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