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Review by Brian Reeves Jesus the Man (Doubleday, 1992, 624 pp., $15.95)Jesus of the Apocalypse: The Life of Jesus After the Crucifixion (Doubleday, 1995, 462 pp., $15.95)The Book That Jesus Wrote (Doubleday, 1998, 362 pp., $29.95)By Barbara
By Marie Oldman and Boadie Walters In late October, we came across an intimidating sight: a three-storey-high Santa Claus bearing down on the mall from the adjacent department store. Looking somewhat like a giant human Coke can, he brings a message
A more loving world By Brandon Astor Jones "One wordFrees us of all the weight and pain of life:That word is love." — Sophocles Yes. Love frees us. A few days ago a postcard arrived for me. It was sent by a sister in Vermont, who has
By Rafael Duffleaux France's two major far-left parties, Workers Struggle (LO) and the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), will probably present joint candidates in the next European elections. LO spokeswoman Arlette Laguiller attracted 5.3% of
Ramos Horta: 'A common struggle' By Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — The links between the struggle for freedom in East Timor and democracy in Indonesia were the focus of public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne on November 28 and December 3. Both
Philippine socialists unite in new party By Reihana Mohideen MANILA — November 30, the birth date of Andres Bonifacio, a left-wing leader of the 1898 Philippine revolution against Spanish colonial domination, is marked as National Heroes Day by
By Zanny Begg From December 7 to 11, delegates to the national conference of the National Union of Students will be gathering in Ballarat. It's a pivotal conference, one which finds Labor stronger and the left weaker than in many years. The time
NTEU wins increase in permanent employment By Tyrion Perkins SYDNEY — Hundreds of fixed-term contracts are to be converted to permanent following an agreement the National Tertiary Education Industry Union has negotiated with the University of
What are they going to do with your life? It's the end of the year, a time when many of us are considering our "life options" — what the hell we're going to do next year. Despite all the hot air about Australia being "free" and everything being
No cobwebs on this radical Something Borrowed, Something NewCountry Joe McDonaldBig BeatTo order, visit <http://www.countryjoe.com>. Review by Barry Healy "Country Joe! Where's he been all these years?", older Green Left readers may
Who owns Australia? By Norm Dixon The Salvation Army expects to help a record 100,000 families cope during the Christmas period. Other charities are gearing up to help similar numbers. The 1.7 million Australians who survive below the poverty
Maths lesson "Twenty per cent loading for women means nothing when Labor thugs follow zero per cent of the rules." — Susie Carleton, defeated in a NSW ALP preselection ballot after the party's credentials committee excluded 36 votes from a branch
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News —
A crucial time for East Timor By Jon Land Since the fall of the Suharto regime in May, a new phase of the independence struggle has developed within East Timor. Not since the invasion in 1975 have so many large pro-independence demonstrations,
Where does the money come from? By Allen Myers When we consider the huge wealth of people like Kerry Packer or Westfield tsar Frank Lowy or corporations like BHP, the question naturally arises: where and how did they get all this money? The
By Jacquie Moon Many people were disgusted by last month's brutal murder of Matthew Shepherd, a young, gay US student. But there's also the story of Melbourne high school student James Anderson, who committed suicide after suffering continual

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