Rosa Luxemburg: A Life, By Elzbieta Ettinger Pandora, 1995. 325 pp., $22.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon It is a frustrating feature of the later films of the Marx Brothers that the Marxist funny business keeps getting interrupted by the
Melbourne MUDfest 1995 By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — Melbourne University has been an artistic springboard for many performers, from Barry Humphries to the D Generation. Since 1990, the Melbourne University Drama Festival — MUDfest —
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The existence of yet another basic community service is being threatened by the Victorian government. The latest target for privatisation is public libraries. The Kennett government has abolished local
By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — About 30 members of the Timorese community gathered at Tullamarine Airport on July 20 to welcome 11 of the 18 Timorese boat people who arrived in Darwin on May 30. Perhaps hoping to avoid a demonstration, the
No Fees Campaign plans conference, day of action By Emma Webb ADELAIDE — The South Australian Education Network (SAEN) will be coordinating the second National No Fees For Degrees Conference, to be held at Adelaide University on September
By Susie Brown From September 26 to 30, hundreds of tertiary students from all over Australia will be meeting in Adelaide to develop practical strategies for the ecologically sustainable reconstruction of our communities, economy, industry and
By Frances Kelly KENT — Protesters are occupying a piece of woodland as part of a campaign against a new road. The 50 protesters managed to stop bulldozers clearing the last two hectares of a four-hectare area of trees by erecting a hut
By James Balowski For the second time in two consecutive days, on July 19, thousands of striking workers from a garment factory, PT Great River Industries (GRI), rallied at the regional parliament in Bogor, West Java, for better wages and
By Alex Bainbridge NEWCASTLE — BHP appears confident of little opposition to its plans to eliminate 2000 jobs from its steelworks here before 2002. This will leave only 1000 people employed by BHP in Newcastle, compared with approximately
Melbourne Hospital workers strike By Kim Linden MELBOURNE — Around 300 health workers struck here on July 19 in protest against the government's proposals to slash jobs and health services at the newly amalgamated Austin and Repatriation


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