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Fax me a prayer em = By Willy Bach Lord We beseech thee Let Alan Bond Recover from His present troubles So that my BM shares Will steadily rise Above the four cents I paid for them Back in July And Lord We pray that BHP Will be able to
By Tom Jordan Guilty by Suspicion Written and directed by Irwin Winkler USA 1991The Ear Czechoslovakia 1969 Written by Jan Prochaska and Karel Kachyna Directed by Karel Kachyna Both features of the Sydney film festival Reviewed by Tom
Bio-technology em = By Duncan Richardson New onco-mouse lab inspired, having been persuaded to shrug off the last eighty million years, finds itself sprouting carcinomas galore after ten months of life, then dies unmourned but fully
A warning for green democracy By Richard Ingram The latest issue of Chain Reaction, published by Friends of the Earth, is a special double issue with a cover story likely to create controversy — but also, one hopes — serious discussion in the
A helpful poem for simple folk em = By Rosemary Evans (After Rudyard Kipling's "If") If you keep muddling Kurds up with Kuwaitis (It's easy, as they both begin with K), And if the two Husseins sometimes confuse you — There's Saddam, and
White Chrysanthemums — No longer flavour of the month em = By Willy Bach Human Rights In polystyrene As we walked In sombre file Remember Savage slaughter Tienanmen Just two years ago And no-one wants To know Broken bodies That don't
The alternative folk scene has found a new venue in Sydney: the Resistance Centre's Cultural Dissent evenings. Featuring acts like the south coast women's acoustic band the Strummettes, the Anglo-Celtic folk band Taliesin and left-wing songwriter
The seven day song cycle One: the wisdom of Solamundy em = By Tony Smith This is the tale of a man called David. At his black birth they estimated that things seemed well enough on Monday. Schooled, trained, but not indoctrinated his heart
By Kaarin Davies-Cassin Australian band Mixed Relations will not be touring France this month. Because of overspending by the French government on the Gulf War, half the gigs were cancelled. Steve Pauner, the band's manager, explained, "We were
Communications for Progress By Graham Lane 1990. 152 pp. $22 Available from Pegasus Networks, PO Box 424, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Reviewed by Andrew Garton An unfortunate title, but a book that has come none too soon, Communications for Progress

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