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By Kath Gelber The release of Helen Garner's The First Stone earlier this year hit a nerve. The book ostensibly described, in fictional terms, the case of a master at a Melbourne University college accused of sexually harassing two
The Blind Giant is Dancing By Stephen Sewell Directed by Neil Armfield Company B Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, until September 10 Reviewed by Allen Myers When I first heard that Company B was reviving Stephen
The UN in Bosnia: creating apartheid in Europe FRANCIS BOYLE is professor of international law at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He served as legal adviser to Bosnian President Izetbegovic and Foreign Minister Haris
Trammies strike over enterprise bargaining By Tully Bates MELBOURNE — More cuts are foreshadowed in the latest enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) members of the tram division of the Public Transport Union are being asked to
Radio highlights The Story of Pop: All that Funky Stuff — "The hardest working man in show business, the Godfather of Soul, Mr Please, Please, Please, Minister of the New, New, Super Heavy Funk: Mr James 'Butane' Brown." James Brown is
Soorley warns: ALP 'could implode' By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley has warned the Queensland ALP government it will not survive if the administration continues to exclude people from the
Next week, Green Left Weekly celebrates its 200th issue. And after four and a half years of providing progressive activists and campaigns around the country and the world with news and views on green and left politics every week, it is a celebration
Life of Riley Batman His legends are many. The real truth about him we may never know except that he is good, clever, strong and unafraid ... that he and his ancestors have always fought on the side of the weak against the
By Philippa Stanford The SA State Folk Festival is again being staged by the Folk Federation of SA, from September 29 to October 30 at Victor Harbour.The state's largest community arts festival has thrived in this location and has earned a
By John Smith HAVANA — The devastating economic effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union and east European socialist camp on Cuba and the subsequent "special period" of economic readjustment have been well documented, inspiring
Desiderata Too Don't go placidly amid the apathy and lethargy. Remember that your silence is consent and there can be no peace where there is injustice. You can't please all the people all the time, so shout your truth from the
Turkish left unites By Jennifer Thompson In the Turkish capital of Ankara on June 16, 1000 delegates gathered for the first congress of the Unified Socialist Party (BSP). The BSP unites more than 10 groups — the majority of
By Vivienne Porzsolt Why has Helen Garner's book, The First Stone, been so applauded by so many with so few feminist credentials? Why was the right-wing Sydney Institute so eager to give her a platform? Why has the debate been shifted from
On the box Actively Radical TV — Community television's progressive current affairs program tackles the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Friday, 10.30pm. Movie Matinee: Rosa Luxemburg
By David Hayward There is a real scandal brewing in Victoria, but you won't hear about it in the major media outlets. It involves the Kennett government and the state's finances. This scandal has touched the lives of all
The shame of it all By Brandon Astor Jones "Who cares if the bullet that killed the police officer was of a different caliber than Jamal's gun? So what if an NABJ luminary is snuffed out without a fair trial? The NABJ has more

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