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Army of Darkness Directed by Sam Raimi Starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz and Marcus Gilbert Showing at Hoyts, Greater Union, Village Roadshow and independent cinemas Reviewed by Max Lane Without realising it, I went the other
"We are not trying to do live priests out of business. However, the robot never forgets an anniversary." — Japanese curator of a cemetery and chapel staffed by a robot priest which says prayers of the appropriate religion for those buried in the
Beatings in the bush 98.5% of domestic violence offenders are male. Research identifies lack of financial independence, support services and options as traps for women in violent situations. US women are successfully suing
Cambodian emergency This week's issue of the Bulletin magazine has a cover feature on Cambodia by Australian journalist and film maker John Pilger. It is must reading. Pilger describes the growing threat of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, who
By Max Lane Thousands of Indonesian young people rioted in Jakarta last month after they were excluded from a major stadium where the heavy metal band, Metallica, was playing. Metallica and heavy metal have developed a strong following
A magical portrait of Frida Kahlo Viva la vida — Frida Kahlo Written by Karen CorbettDirected by Angela Chaplin Performed by Melita Jurisic, Carmelina de Guglielmo, and Handspan Theatre At the Gasworks, Melbourne, until May 22
Trade unionists against US blockade HAVANA — Trade unionists from 40 countries have agreed to spearhead a worldwide drive against the 30-year US blockade of Cuba. The resolution, adopted at a meeting of visiting trade unionists who attended
Another drug raid bungle By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — Following the highly publicised drug raid bungle of May 21, in which a van was pulled up outside St Vincent's Hospital and a group of charity collectors for the Muscular Dystrophy
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In Russian warships based in the port of Kaliningrad, the English-language Moscow Tribune reported on April 26, the vote in the April 25 referendum went heavily against President Boris Yeltsin. This was not just a
By Poul Funder Larsen MOSCOW — When participants in the communist May Day demonstration here — including this correspondent — neared Gagarin Square on Lenin Prospect south of the city centre, they found the entrance to the square
CONSTANCIO PINTO, exiled former executive secretary for the National Council of Maubere Resistance, headed a delegation of East Timorese youth which toured North America in April. They spoke to some 30 missions at the United Nations, lobbied
Perth May Day dinner By Stephen Robson PERTH — Two hundred people celebrated May Day at a dinner here on May 1 organised by the Democratic Socialist Party and Resistance to raise funds for Green Left Weekly. Those delivering toasts
Sustainable agriculture in CubaIn November, 1992, an interdisciplinary group went to Cuba to investigate the government's claims of recent large-scale adoption of sustainable agriculture. The multi-country delegation included scientists,
Abattoir axed By Geoff Spencer PERTH — Robb Jetty meat workers walked off the job for 24 hours on May 4 with the announcement of the closure of the abattoir and the loss of 220 jobs. The state Coalition government decision came a
Residents say no to auto fares By Katherine Doyle SYDNEY — One hundred angry Erskineville residents gathered on May 4 at a public meeting to protest the proposed installation of automatic fare machines by the NSW State Rail Authority.
'DAGS' demonstrate MELBOURNE — A new group calling itself the Direct Action Group Survivors (DAGS) organised a demonstration of about 60 people outside the Liberal Party headquarters here on May 7. Speakers condemned the Kennett

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