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Dr Andrew Katelaris Give hemp a chance The first European Conference on Industrial Crops was held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in November. One of the main items discussed was the Dutch government's hemp project. This is investigating the

By Laszlo Andor BUDAPEST — Following persistent attempts by the ruling Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) to concentrate more power in its own hands, key figures in the Hungarian liberal intelligentsia signed a Democratic Charter summarising

By Charlie Brady It should be known in about three weeks whether exhibits which helped to convict Ray and Peter Mickelberg of the 1982 Perth Mint swindle were fabricated. Last month, WA Chief Justice David Malcolm ruled that it was "in the

An Irish hero At Easter 76 years ago in Dublin, Irish Republican rebels declared independence, hoisted the tricolour flag over the GPO and fought courageously for a week to defend their dream of a free and socially just Ireland. One of the

By Kevin Healy It was a week when Phil Cleary won the Wills by-election, but absolutely nobody lost. Even though both the Coalition candidate, Mr Delacrumb, and the socialist candidate, Mr Couldamissedus, both knew from the outset that they

Beyond Interdependence. The meshing of the world's economy and the earth's ecology By Jim MacNeill, Pieter Winsemius and Taizo Yakushiji Oxford University Press 159pp. $13.95 Reviewed by Steve Painter With such a title it's obvious the

Faith, Hope and Psychotherapy Written and performed by Liz Sadler Directed by Kirsten von Bibra Courthouse Theatre, Carlton, until April 19 Mistress Written by Tobsha Learner Performed by Michele Williams Directed by Rose Clemente Anthill

By Peter M. Sales Corazon Aquino was swept into office six years ago on the crest of an amazing People Power uprising in the Philippines. But the upcoming election provides stark evidence that the system has not been overhauled. Opportunities

A secret US Navy document instructs commanders that they may not need to contact all the relevant authorities, like foreign governments, when a nuclear-powered vessel has an accident in a foreign port. The document, "OPNAVINST 3040.5B, Nuclear

By Jack Colhoun WASHINGTON — A congressional investigation has revealed that backing by key Bush administration officials for arms shipments to Iraq before the Gulf War may have been in pursuit of the officials' private interests. House

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