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Stan Plumridge By Peter Limb PERTH — Veteran peace and social justice worker Stan Plumridge died here on June 15, aged 84. He was active in the working class, peace and anti-fascist movements in England, raising funds in the Spanish Civil

Greens and birth rates Your correspondent Ed Lewis (Write on, July 22) equates Green enthusiasm for a falling birth rate with rejoicing over a higher death rate (reply to my earlier letter about Russia's "catastrophic" falling birth rate). This

By Catherine Brown The on-again off-again talks among the British and Irish governments and select political parties from northern Ireland move into their summer break without progress. Politicians have hailed the talks as the most historic

Labour chooses new leader By Frank Noakes LONDON — On July 18, John Smith became Labour's 14th parliamentary leader. The result was never in any doubt. Smith, from the party's right wing, won the leadership with 91% of the vote in a

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — What's the difference between the Labor and Liberal youth wages packages? About 29 cents, according to Wendy Robertson, 17 years old and out of work. She's looked closely at the figures. "If you're under 18, you'd

By Pip Hinman It's almost received wisdom within some sections of the women's movement that to be a feminist is to support censorship of pornography. But a growing number of feminists are concerned about anti-pornography campaigns. We

By Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — Two hundred and fifty local residents attended a rally to save two Erskineville parks on August 1. The rally demanded that the two adjoining parks (on the corners of Erskineville Road and Albert Street) be preserved

Camp humour and a serious subject The art of being still Written by Steven Dawson Directed by Karl Steinberg Universal Theatre, Melbourne, until August 16 Reviewed by Mark Urban Described by its writer as a "serious comedy", The art of

Gambling On The First Race By Steve Mickler Commissioned and published by the Louis St John Johnson Memorial Trust Fund Centre for Research in Culture and Communication, Murdoch University Reviewed by Geoff Spencer This comprehensive

The former ironworkers' union (FIMEE) has taken another step towards becoming a general manufacturing union with an 80% vote by the 3500-member Glass Workers' Union to amalgamate with it. The 100,000-member FIMEE already has extensive coverage

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