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By Peter Annear PRAGUE — Despite President Vaclav Havel's pledge last year to curtail Czechoslovakia's arms industry — the country was the world's eighth largest weapons exporter in 1986 — the Civic Forum government has signed a deal, worth
By Michael Bell BRISBANE — Green Alliance candidates polled up to 26% in local government elections here on March 23. While the Greens didn't win any seats, their preferences are expected to decide several. In a surprise win for the Labor Party,
By Peter Boyle "If you want the last of Australia's ancient forests protected, don't vote Labor." This blunt comment from Wilderness Society spokesperson Alec Marr indicates how badly relations have soured between peak environmental groups and the
By Kevin Healy Talking to a listener this morning, no doubt in a state of shock, feeling that just another little bit of his or her life has been extracted from him or her: never again the excitement of a party political ad on telly. In the media
The Removalists By David Williamson Directed by Marcelle Schmitz Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle. Tues-Sat nights until April 13. Reviewed by Ian Bolas "You dead cunt", Kenny yells at the police sergeant who has beaten and humiliated him. It's a
By Harry van Moorst For three days in March, the sleepy old fishing village of Port Fairy comes to life with the ballads, shanties, jigs and reels that characterise Victoria's largest, and Australia's most charming folk festival. Amidst the
Large Stars Looking Small By Connie Frazer Gasp with shock, you spaced-out wide bright twinklers. Soon there will be more of us than you. Yet consider the power of small things together — as trillions of fleas in a house kept out the
Green Left schedule Green Left is taking a one-week Easter holiday. The next issue will be dated April 10.
New ideas dept. "The October 14 New York Times has a big article on the 'Wildmen'. Apparently this is a growing cult among men who are getting together to rediscover the primitive, soulful wildman inside themselves. On the one hand these 'wildmen'
By Norm Dixon Mecky Salosa, a senior leader of the Free West Papua Movement (OPM), which is fighting for independence of Indonesian-occupied West Papua, was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 18 by an Indonesian District Court in Jayapura.

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