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Women and medicine It is 20 years since the US Food and Drug Administration banned the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic hormone given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. The drug was banned after it was linked with a rare

Tasmania gets women's abortion clinic By Kath Gelber HOBART — Tasmania's first independent abortion clinic opened here in November. Previously, only limited abortion services were available in some hospitals, and many women were forced to go

By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Outrage on the part of many trade union activists over the massacre in Dili and persistent activity by the Timorese community and solidarity groups have produced a response from the organised trade union movement.

Trust Written and directed by Hal Hartley Produced by Bruce Weiss Starring Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Hal Hartley's first successful film, The Unbelievable Truth, an off-beat romantic comedy set in Long

George Bush and the Khmer Rouge The several thousand Cambodians who drove Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan from Phnom Penh on November 27 have been described as a lynch mob. In fact, they were angry Cambodians justifiably terrified of any

By Tracy Sorensen There has been a new round of arrests of Emerald Beach residents and supporters. They are opposing the construction of an ocean outfall sewage system at the Look at Me Now headland near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales.

By Norm Dixon The Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of a coalition of 12 environmental, cultural, neighbourhood and business groups, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Hawaii. The suit challenges the state's pursuit of the Hawaii

Conference on fighting the New World Order By Bill Mason BRISBANE — International and Australian issues facing the left under the New World Order were the focus of a conference at the Resistance Centre in New Farm on the weekend of November

AIDS quilt displayed in Sydney By Kim Spurway SYDNEY — As part of World AIDS Day events, 1000 people living with AIDS and their friends and family attended the unfolding ceremony of the Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt here on November 30. The

Adelaide protest against Aidex Story by Liam Mitchell Photo by Rob Graham ADELAIDE — "Unless we in Australia end the traffic in war, the blood will be on our hands", Uniting Church minister Reverend Lee Levitt-Olsen told a 300-strong rally

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