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By Sally Low A large majority of voters in Estonia and Latvia cast ballots in favour of independence on March 3. Voter turnout was 82.8% in Estonia and 87.56% in Latvia. In both republics, over 64% voted yes to questions that, as in Lithuania on
Sixteen environmentalists from the island of Palawan in the Philippines have been arrested and charged with subversion. They are members of Haribon-Palawan, a well-known and respected organisation which is cosponsoring with Friends of the Earth an
An Encounter With Fidel By Gianni Minà Ocean Press. 1991. $21.95. Reviewed by Alex Bainbridge In the last year, Cuba has received a lot of attention as popular revolutions swept through Eastern Europe. The media turned their eyes to Cuba
By Tracy Sorensen PRAGUE — The view over Prague formerly enjoyed by a gigantic statue of Stalin is justly famous — all Gothic church spires, patchwork roofs and stone bridges crisscrossing the Vltava River. Unfortunately, on most days it's
By Stephen Robson LONDON — More than 80 Iraqis are being held in prisons or army prisoner of war camps, without charges being laid, and facing possible deportation. Home secretary Kenneth Baker gave the orders to imprison and then deport 88
By Tracy Sorensen PRAGUE — Czechoslovakia's ruling Civic Forum formally split into two camps on February 24, ending a long period of wrangling between more free-market oriented forces and those advocating a measured, state-controlled transition
SAN FRANCISCO, February 13 — Residents of the small town of Kettleman City today brought a major civil rights suit over the siting of a toxic waste incinerator in their low-income, Latino community in Kings County. The suit marks the first time
A new international organisation was formed at a February meeting in the Netherlands of representatives of peoples and nations not represented at the United Nations because their countries are occupied, colonised or forcibly integrated in bigger
The appallingly bad media coverage of the war has been remarked by many. But why was it so bad? Media analyst MAGGIE EMMETT explains how it's done. On February 13, 300 journalists from 23 countries, including those providing military and economic
By Rob Miller If you believe the "mainstream" media, the Palestine Liberation Organisation has irretrievably blotted its copybook by supporting Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, while a peace-loving Israel exercised admirable restraint by not retaliating
The Royal Commission into the Australian Economy By John Clarke and Ross Stevenson Director and Designer: Bruce Petty Belvoir Theatre, Sydney Reviewed by Angela Matheson The monster that is the economy looms above the royal commission as a
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In a number of sessions since mid-November, the parliament of the Russian Republic has intensively debated the "land question". Citing constant shortages of most food, right-wing liberal deputies have been calling for
Alice Written and directed by Woody Allen Starring Mia Farrow Alice is a whimsical comic fantasy about a very rich New Yorker who finds her life and her relationships unfulfilling, her frustrations manifesting themselves in a back ache. The
The Beauty Myth By Naomi Wolf Chatto and Windus (London). 1990. 276 pp. Hardback $29.95 Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg "The qualities that a given period calls beautiful in women are merely symbols of the female behaviour that period considers
Hamlet Directed by Franco Zeffirelli With Mel Gibson as Hamlet, Glenn Close as Gertrude Reviewed by Chris Canute As Shakespeare's longest and best known play, Hamlet is a daunting proposition for directors, actors and audience alike. Zeffirelli's
People Like Us One Extra Company Choreographer: Kai Tai Chan Director: Peter Kingston Musical Director: Mara Kiek Design: Tim Kobin Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre. March 4-16 Reviewed by Angela Matheson Kai Tai Chan understands the common

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