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Sex tours On any given day in the big cities of Thailand and the Philippines, buses pull up in the "red light" districts, letting loose dozens of Australian men determined to give themselves a good time. It is estimated that about 50,000
By Tracy Sorenson Raspad Directed by Mikhail Belikov Showing at the second festival of new cinema from the Soviet Union At the Academy Twin and Walker cinemas, Sydney Until August 29 Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen "Raspad" translates as
By Bruce Marlowe SYDNEY — In its 1991-92 budget, brought down last month, the Greiner government took aim at 12,500 jobs in the public service. Now that the lists of victims are going up on departmental noticeboards, the New South Wales Labor
By Bryan R. Thomas BONN — Doubts are beginning to be aroused about the intentions of the German government since reunification just over one year ago. At that time many critics expressed fears that a united Germany might revert to the
By Ulrike Erhadt Defending Your Life Written and directed by Albert Brooks Starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry Reviewed by Ulrike Erhadt Don't bother Defending Your Life because Judgment City , somewhere
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — The Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) government has opened a serious attack on the country's new trade unions, which have grown in strength since last October's taxi and transport workers' blockade. Parliament passed
South African artists must consolidate the gains made through the liberation struggle by means of a Bill of Rights, according to African National Congress constitutional lawyer Albie Sachs. At the recent Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Sachs
By Pip Hinman Against a backdrop of increasing economic and political instability, Nicaragua's largest party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, held its first congress in Managua beginning on July 19. The three-day congress (sessions of
Profits in pollution Pork bellies, soybeans, wheat futures — and now sulphur dioxide allowances. The Chicago Board of Trade voted on July 16 to add sulphur dioxide emission allowances to the list of commodities in which it trades. Under 1990
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — When the 35 member governments of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) met here on August 8-9 to draft an appeal for a cease-fire in the bloody conflict in Yugoslavia, they must have suspected
By Will Firth BERLIN — Debate has flared in the German media about compulsory military service. The weekly Der Spiegel reported last month that the Ministry of Defence was planning to abolish conscription. This was promptly denied by a ministry
Mindless entertainment for the boys in the reformatory school choir in Freedom is Paradise, another offering from the Soviet film festival.
By Nick Carroll MELBOURNE — The Rainforest Action Group and the Forest Lands Action Group will stage an action against a ship entering Corio Quay South to pick up a supply of woodchips from the Midway woodchipping company. Supporters are urged
By Pete Malatesta CHAELUNDI — The Lismore Greens will send a protest to the NSW ombudsman and Amnesty International alleging the use of excessive force and torture by police against Chaelundi protesters. Peter Smith, the Lismore Greens'
By Peter Boyle The latest national account figures confirm that Australia is still deep in recession. Gross domestic product over the 12 months to June contracted by 0.9%, and unemployment is set to continue at around 10% well into next year. Yet
By Reihana Mohideen and Norm Dixon "The reporters [used to] come to me and say 'What makes you so strong? You are alone, you're left with the children, you're in and out of jail. What makes you so strong?'. It's determination. It is knowing that

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