This Year in JerusalemBy Mordecai RichlerNew York: Knopf, 1994. $25Reviewed by Vivienne Porzsolt Canadian Jewish writer Mordecai Richler's rich account interweaves his boyhood in Montreal in the 1930s and '40s — poor, orthodox Jewish, filled with
Bold GirlsBy Rona MunroDirected by Ken BoucherBelvoir Street Theatre until April 14Reviewed by Trish Corcoran This play gives the audience an insight into the way families are affected in countries at war. In particular, it explores the issues that
The thousands of people who took to the streets around Australia for International Women's Day showed that feminism is still very relevant to many people. KAMALA EMANUEL spoke with KAREN FRY, ANGELA HATFIELD and CHERYL WALSH about what feminism
Hysterical Women: A collection of 100 Australian feminist cartoonsEdited by Annie Goldflam, Denise Morgan and Ruth GrebleWomen's Electoral Lobby (WA), 1993Reviewed by Jenny Long This collection, put together by WEL (WA) with the support of other
Choices: Women Getting Involved — Many women feel so strongly about the obstacles in their lives that they become motivated to get involved in politics. Often this is at the community level and sometimes even parliament. In this program we
By Tom Flanagan Mining of the Jabiluka uranium deposit appears set to gain federal government approval following meetings last week between Energy Resources Australia (ERA) boss Phillip Shirvington and the new federal Minister for Resources and
By Anthony Brown BRISBANE — Lost in all the rhetoric of the federal election, an important event occurred at Griffith University here in mid-February. On February 18, 50 people, representing some 220 of south-east Queensland's local
A crowd estimated at 120,000 rallied in the streets of Hamilton, a steel town near Toronto, against the conservative provincial government of Ontario on February 24. The Tory government plans to slash public spending and social services. The
By Dirk Hartford JOHANNESBURG — It was reminiscent of the heady mass struggles of the '80s. For four hours on January 28, several hundred trade unionists listened to fiery speeches from workers and trade union leaders denouncing the government
Jose Gil Olmos, writer, Elio Hernandez, correspondent San Cristobal de las Casas, March 8 — In one of the largest concentrations of indigenous women ever in the state, nearly 5000 Zapatistas from the jungle, the highlands and the border area
By Afrodity Giannakis SYDNEY — The March 20 half-day strike by members of the NSW Teachers Federation was well received by large sections of the community. About 300 associations across the state lobbied politicians in support of the teachers'
It didn't take long for new treasurer Peter Costello to sound the lament, as every incoming government now does, about the cupboard being bare. We've been told by the treasurer that there is an underlying deficit of $7.6 billion. Not that this