Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and CyberspaceBy Dale SpenderSpinifex, 1995. $24.95Reviewed by Patricia Brien Dale Spender's most recent book deals with computer-based technology and its implications for women. Spender engages with a historical
By Vaarunika Dharmapala PERTH — Chanting "Stop the cuts — enough is enough!", "Education for all, not just the rich" and "Students united will never be defeated!", almost 700 students rallied here on May 15. This lively and militant "student
By Brian Martin There are lots of reasons to oppose Olympic Games — not just the 1996 or 2000 games, but all of them. A brief outline is given here. The points summarise ideas analysed in far more depth in various studies. Unfortunately, critical
And Now I Lay Me Down to SleepWritten by Frank OtisFootscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St.May 24-25, 8pm. $8/5 And Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a new play that takes a no holds barred look at how rape affects survivors. Directed By Andrea
"There will be no surrender. We will fight to the last drop of blood", says DAVID ALEX, one of the most wanted men in East Timor. At war for 20 years, Alex has killed more Indonesian soldiers than he cares to remember. He is regional commander of the
By Bruce Marlowe After the recent round of Community and Public Sector Union mass meetings, bans are now being placed in many areas of the Australian Public Service. The bans include cutting off information to government ministers, withholding
By Kim Linden MELBOURNE — After a spirited fight at the end of March, Victorian child protection workers returned to work in April hoping to have their case heard before the Employee Relations Commission (ERC). The workers are fighting the
The John Wayne PrincipleBy Tony McNamaraDirected by David BertholdSydney Theatre Company's New StagesWharf 2, Sydney, until June 8Reviewed by Peter Boyle "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do", but the man in question, Robbie, is a Harvard MBA who
Comment by Dick Nichols The recent resolution of the CFMEU National Executive attributing the decline in the trade union movement to the "Accord process entered into between the federal ALP and the ACTU" will be welcomed by everyone who has the
By Malini Karkal Except for China, India is the most populous country in the world. In 1952 it became the first country to introduce national family planning. At that point, the program was instigated to improve maternal and infant health, but the
Cloud in Pants — Vladimir Mayakovsky, futurist poet, painter and Bolshevik, was the first People's Artist of the Soviet Union. He decided to become an artist for the revolution while serving a prison sentence in tsarist Russia for his political
Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural HistoryBy Stephen Jay GouldJonathon Cape, 1996. 480 pp., $25 (pb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon What do baseball, beeswax and yo-yo crazes have in common? They all serve as introductions in the latest
By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — Some 350 people attended a May 8 meeting to discuss the reopening of the Southern Copper smelter, closed for economic reasons since early 1995. The Coalition for Economic Advancement, which is coordinating the bid to
By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — There is a long and proud history of militant working class struggle in the Illawarra. The waterside workers, metalworkers and miners can claim much credit for winning many of the rights working people take for granted
The following is from a message sent to the Sri Lankan president on May 9 on behalf of the Democratic Socialist Party. "The Democratic Socialist Party of Australia strongly condemns the vicious police attack on the May Day march of the Nava Sama
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The battle over Australia's forests is set to erupt again with a Queensland company applying to the federal government for an annual licence to chip 140,000 tonnes of timber. Wilderness Society spokesperson Virginia Young


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