Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Commercialization of IdentityBy Sharlene Hesse-BiberOxford University Press, 1996, 190 pp. Review by Rachel Evans This book is a worthy successor to The Beauty Myth (1991) by Naomi Wolf. While Am I Thin Enough Yet?
By John Meehan DUBLIN — In early June 1998, the Good Friday agreement (GFA) was endorsed by huge majorities in parallel referendums on both sides of the border dividing Ireland. One month later elections to a new devolved Northern Ireland
By Max Lane The commander-in-chief of the Indonesian armed forces (TNI), Admiral Widodo, has met President Abdurrahman Wahid to assure him that the TNI is not planning a coup. Other key generals have given the same assurances in the wake of strong
Olympic plan targets homeless By Sean Healy The NSW government plans to get homeless people off Sydney's streets during the September Olympic Games. Dossiers are being drawn up on individual homeless people and unused government buildings are
By Kim Bullimore In 1996, Pauline Hanson was catapulted onto the national stage when she was elected as the federal member for Oxley in Queensland. For the next two and half years, Hanson became the public face of racism in Australia. Hanson vowed
'Liberal' Herald backs Labor's attacks on migrants By Sue Boland The Sydney Morning Herald prides itself on being the capitalist media's "liberal" voice; in 1998 its editorials denounced the crude racism of One Nation and called on Australians to
Indonesia's militant trade union, the Indonesian National Front for Labour Struggle (FNPBI), on January 20 condemned the minister of finance Bambang Sudibyo's proposal to increase the salaries of senior politicians. The increases are contained in the
Statement by the Campaign to Stop the War in Chechnya We, the undersigned, condemn the Russian invasion of Chechnya. We call for the immediate withdrawal of all Russian forces, and for the recognition of the Chechens' right to self-determination.
By Keara Courtney International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8 is a beacon in the struggle for women's liberation. IWD's history goes back to February 28, 1907, when socialist women in the United States organised national demonstrations to demand
By Roberto Jorquera In the mid-1980s, the objective political and economic situation began to pose major challenges for the Cuban Revolution. The economy was starting to show signs of stagnation and increased bureaucratic practices. The gains that