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You Can Touch Me ... I'm Part of the Union — At a time when union popularity and membership are on the decline, one Australian union has decided recruit a group of workers previously ignored by the trade union movement — sex workers. ABC Radio
The family basement "Prison guards beat a convicted thief and stepped on his penis during a search of the Wayne Correctional Institution last week, the inmate told his father." — Rhonda Cook, staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Backlash? Balderdash! Where feminism is going rightBy Beatrice FaustFrontlines pamphlet series, University of New South Wales Press, 199464 pp., $5Reviewed by Trish Corcoran This pamphlet made my blood boil. Beatrice Faust asserts that the backlash
The Cutting Edge. Weapons: A Battle for HumanitySBS TV8.30 pm (8.00 pm in SA), Tuesday, April 23Reviewed by Brendan Doyle In Angola, a child playing in the fields picks up a green thing that looks like a large plastic butterfly. It explodes, and the
By Dorothy Tumney There has been a barrage of anti-environment movement propaganda in the establishment media over the last 12 months. John O'Neill's article "Environmentalists and the Temple of Doom", published in the January 20 Sydney Morning
By Bill Mason BRISBANE A landmark Cape York agreement between Aborigines, conservationists and pastoralists will go ahead, regardless of the opposition of Queensland Premier Rob Borbidge, according to Noel Pearson, Cape York Land Council executive
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In a surprise development on April 8, Dzhokhar Dudayev, the central leader of the Chechen resistance forces, broke with the rebels' past position and called for direct negotiations with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
SimpaticoBy Sam ShepardDirected by David BertholdSydney Theatre Company, Wharf 2Until May 4Reviewed by Brendan Doyle From his screenplays for Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970) through to Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas and the stage play True West, Sam
MOSCOW — Jailed Russian environmentalist Alexander Nikitin has won an important victory in his fight to beat espionage charges brought against him by the Federal Security Service (FSB — the former KGB). On March 26 President Boris Yeltsin
By Alison Dellit The campaign against voluntary student unionism legislation, introduced by the Kennett government in 1994, has entered another stage. With the cancellation of federal funding under the Coalition, many student unions have less than
By Duncan Harford The attempt by the National Party to build a "new vision" for itself began floundering barely a month after NP leader F.W. de Klerk launched the new NP in Pretoria on February 2. De Klerk launched the "new" party by opening a new
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Jim Dowling, a long-time peace activist and member of the Catholic Worker group, was jailed for three months on March 22, for a peaceful protest with other Christian demonstrators at the Defence Force Headquarters in the
The Post Porn ModernistBy Annie SprinkleAthenaeum Theatre, MelbourneReviewed By Kim Linden Annie Sprinkle provides a thought-provoking look at pornography and new age erotica through the eyes of a woman who has made it BIG in the porn industry. The
By John Pilger The American liberal journal Nation described the renewed IRA bombing campaign as "an indefensible military response to the corruption and recklessness of a politician who was willing to torpedo peace to keep his job". Similarly,
East Timor campaign WOLLONGONG — A lively demonstration in the Crown Street mall on March 30 brought Saturday morning shoppers' attention to BHP's theft of East Timor's oil and the Australian government's support for Indonesia's occupation of
By Natasha Izatt There has been a lot of media hype against the Paxton family. A bit of a response to the hype came from media monitors and probing journos, most notably in the form of Stuart Littlemore's critique of the media coverage on his TV

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