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BRISBANE — "Who pays the foreign debt in Latin America" was the topic of a forum held here in August 14, organised by the Chilean group Pablo Neruda Cultural Centre. A highly informative video on the Latin American debt crisis and the ensuing
Melbourne discovers Columbus The 500th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of America has aroused controversy around the world. People in Latin America are particularly upset at the celebration of what became a bloody conquest, leading to the
Vengeance is whose? Vengeance By E.P. Watts and Whistling in the Theatre Directed by Richard Murphet At the Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne, until August 29. Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey Vengeance, devised jointly by writer, director and
By Ann Wigglesworth Josefina was married with three children, and a fourth was on its way. Josefina was from a different tribal group from that of her husband, and his family did not approve of the marriage. Belonging to a highly polygamous
By Norm Dixon The Australian government's recent decision to give Papua New Guinea another Iroquois combat helicopter, and to continue to fund the maintenance of the Australian-supplied helicopter fleet, can only further escalate the conflict
Members of the former building workers (BWIU), united mineworkers (UMFA), engine drivers and firemen (FEDFA) unions and the small plaster workers union (OPPWFF) have voted overwhelmingly for the final major stage in an amalgamation process to
Deadly A film by Richard Moir Showing at Hoyts cinemas Reviewed by Linda Paric Deadly is in the western genre. A broody and tough but fair lawman goes to a small town, Yabbabri, and brings justice. In this case it is white man's justice
Stompen Ground '92 Stompen Ground '92, the Kimberley Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Festival, is being held in Broome over the September 5-6 weekend. More than 40 different acts will take part. Participating will be Australia's top Aboriginal
A fascinating account of an investigation into the lost marsupials of the Flinders Ranges appears in the July 1992 Habitat, the magazine of the Australian Conservation Foundation. Linguist Dorothy Turnbridge had been working with the
Blow against censorship in Ireland By Catherine Brown A landmark decision by the Irish High Court on July 31 ruled against some of the censorship practised by the state-owned radio and television station, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE). RTE
By Zanny Begg SYDNEY — Ice-T and Public Enemy are both known for their uncompromising political stance and hard-hitting, angry lyrics. From that standpoint, the thousands of people who shelled out $40 for a ticket at the packed Hordern
Grim reaper LONDON — Lady Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, is not noted for her compassion or humanity. During her repose at 10 Downing Street, nose tilted skyward, she chanted the refrain "a crime is a crime is a crime" as
The following is the text of Fidel Castro's speech on July 23 at the Ibero-American Summit in Madrid, which commemorated the 500th anniversary of the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. The translation is by Radio Havana. Your
Earlier this year, a sizeable portion of the US Communist Party broke from that organisation, charging that it was unwilling or unable to break with its Stalinist heritage. They regrouped in "Committees of Correspondence" to discuss among
By Allen Myers George Novack, well known as both a scholar and a defender of civil liberties, died in New York on July 30 at the age of 86. Novack became a Marxist in the early 1930s, joining the (Trotskyist) Communist League of America
Envy of the playground? "What happens to your five-year-old daughter who finds that the shares or debentures given to her as a present are suddenly made public?" — NSW National Party MP Duncan Gay, opposing a proposal that a register of

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