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By Tracy Sorensen and Allen Myers Modern industrial society is largely based on oil. Oil and the products of its refinement power much of industry, heat homes and offices, and are the fuel in our cars and in the trucks, airplanes and sometimes

Alice's dream em = By Phil Shannon The Cabinet meeting was shrouded in gloom as the heat of the summer roasted the room. The air was humid and cloud cluttered the sky from the cyclone battering the beach at Bondi. The Ministers were sweating

By Alan Gemmil Green Political Thought By Andrew Dobson Allen and Unwin. 224 pp. $25.95 Reviewed by Alan Gemmill Is environmentalism Green? Are constructing better sewerage treatment plants and fitting catalytic converters to cars truly Green

By Irina Gluchenko MOSCOW — Will New Holland belong to France? This is the question now before the people of Leningrad, regarding the island New Holland, which is part of the city's territory. Leningrad Mayor Anatoly Sobchak plans to grant a

By Rose McCann Diving for Pearls By Katherine Thomson Belvoir Street Theatre until August 18 With Robyn Nevin, Jeanette Cronin, Marshall Napier, John Jarrett and Pat Bishop Reviewed by Rose McCann Diving for Pearls is contemporary realist

By Michael Karadjis ATHENS — "Greek brothers we need your solidarity. We are homeless, hungry and penniless", read a banner at a demonstration in May of Albanian and Northern Epirotes (Albanians of Greek descent) refugees. The refugees fled

Super-exploitation under new act By Ian Powell WELLINGTON — A scandal over the employment of a young worker at a takeaway food shop has demonstrated how vicious the Employment Contracts Act can be on young workers in isolated workplaces. It

By Shayn McCallum and Rohan Gaiswinkler HOBART — About 60 people attended a rally on July 26 to protest against the Newstart program, which entails the abolition of unemployment benefits after 12 months to be replaced by a compulsory

By Steve Painter Unemployment of 14.7% and rising, the dole abolished, all pensions and welfare benefits slashed, unions stripped of legal recognition, a per capita national debt several times larger than Australia's, Gross Domestic Product going

By Lisa Macdonald The Socialist Scholars Conference, held at Melbourne University High on July 18-21 around the theme of Ecology, Socialism and Human Survival, was a resounding success according to both organisers and participants. The second such

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