Sex and the Old Testament At the September 7 rally and march in Sydney against the Reverend Fred "Festival of Light" Nile's bill to restrict abortion in New South Wales, the familiar black and white habits of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

By Lisa Schofield WOLLONGONG — Under the slogan of "Wollongong — Clean and Green in the 1990s" the Active Community Team (ACT) is running three tickets in the local government elections. The ACT has released a comprehensive environment

Story and photo by Kim Shipton SYDNEY — Over two nights in August, a team of six graffiti artists created and dedicated a huge mural to the people of Newtown. The mural features planet earth, US civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King and a

Women rally against Nile bill By Rose McCann SYDNEY — Three thousand people rallied and marched here on September 7 to support a woman's right to choose abortion. The rally was called by the Women's Abortion Action Campaign and sponsored by

By Peter Boyle Bran Nue Dae A documentary film by Tom Zubrycki State Film Theatre, Melbourne Reviewed by Peter Boyle I wish I hadn't missed the stage musical performance of Bran Nue Dae in Sydney last year — especially after seeing

By Tracy Sorenson Walk into any supermarket, turn the pages of any glossy magazine, and you'll find bountiful evidence of the corporate world's sudden conversion to the environmental cause. Petrochemical companies, logging companies, transnational

Comment by Marit Hegge Much has appeared in this paper over the last few months about the possible formation of a national Green Party. Most of it has inferred that the process is "top down", undemocratic and, at the worst, that its leading

Picket opposes hospital closure By Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — More than 300 people gathered outside the NSW Industrial Commission offices here on September 4 to demonstrate community support for keeping Wallsend Hospital open. The

By Fiona Fort The Edinburgh Years Directed by Cameron P. Mellor Reviewed by Fiona Fort The Doug Anthony Allstars, middle-class Canberra boys and musical comedy group the world loves to hate, wreak havoc once more in their new feature-length

By Peter Boyle and Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The More Not Less Campaign (a coalition of 28 groups) and the Campaign Against Newstart are organising a "rank and file contingent" at the September 10 Jobs and Justice rally to demand a "militant


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