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Dances With Wolves Directed by Kevin Costner Staring Kevin Costner Reviewed by Jacqui Kavanagh Set in the 1860s, Dances With Wolves offers a refreshing alternative to the usual Hollywood stereotyping of indigenous Americans and glossing over of
Connie Fraser joined the Women's Action Coalition in 1972 and has been active in the women's movement ever since. She also writes poetry and has had one book, Other Ways of Looking, published. "Feminism is not just relevant — it's basic to
By Norm Dixon An Australian military official helped cover up the involvement of Australian-supplied Iroquois combat helicopters in the brutal execution of six Bougainvilleans by PNG troops in February last year, according to the second part of a
By Gunhild Jonsson I had one too — an oral history of abortion in South Australia before 1970 by Barbara Baird is a study that grew out of the public debate about a private member's bill introduced (and narrowly defeated) in South Australia in
... and ain't i a woman?: Taking safety seriously Victorian Premier Joan Kirner is so outraged by recent violent attacks against women in public places she is considering a range of initiatives to protect women. These are said to include
Alissar Gazal came to Australia from Lebanon in the early '70s. She is currently active in the Bring the Frigates Home Coalition in Sydney. "My first step towards recognising myself as a feminist probably occurred when I suddenly realised that
By Peter Boyle What did the Gulf War achieve? The liberation of Kuwait? The triumph of democracy over dictatorship? A safer, more equitable and peaceful world? It may be too early to draw a final balance sheet, but some of the most lasting effects
The following statement was released by the Sydney office of the African National Congress on February 24. Should South Africa be readmitted to the international sporting family? The ANC is of the opinion that sporting sanctions imposed against
By David Mizon MELBOURNE — Conditions for workers at Shell's Geelong plant are to worsen seriously under proposals put forward late in February by the plant Award Restructuring Steering Committee. The steering committee was made up of
Secondary students denounce US war By Wendy Robertson and Tony Iltis MELBOURNE — About 100 people attended a rally outside the GPO called by Secondary Students Against the Gulf War on Friday, March 1, to highlight that, for the people of the
By Leon Harrison PERTH — The state government's plans for tourist development of Rottnest Island are meeting determined opposition from Aboriginal people are fighting to protect burial sites and to turn the old jail into a museum. From 1838
By Pip Hinman Women's problems in Nicaragua stem largely from the country's poverty. Fifty years of military dictatorship ensured that the majority of women were excluded from all aspects of public life. While the Sandinista government encouraged
By Guillermo Fernandez A humble 37-year-old former parish priest is Haiti's president. Survivor of five assassination attempts, repudiated by the Catholic church hierarchy, expelled from the Salesian order, Jean Bertrand Aristide amply defeated Marc
Illawarra Steelers and State Rugby League player Rod Wishart and women's surf champion Jenny Gill were among the 190 participants in the inaugural Swim for Guatemala in Wollongong on February 23. Jointly oragnised by the Committee in Solidarity with
Aborigines claim Cape York land By Philippa Stanford BRISBANE — A furore broke out in Queensland when it was discovered that Aborigines are seeking more than 60 million hectares of Cape York land (including the proposed Cape York space base site)
In Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, women's role in society is undergoing a re-evaluation as profound as that which took place in the late 1940s and '50s, when women were brought en masse into the job of constructing socialism. TRACY SORENSEN

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