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Terry Waite: Why was he kidnapped? By Gavin Hewitt Bloomsbury, 1991. 230 pp. $39.95 Reviewed by Sean Malloy This book explores the activities of Oliver North in trading arms covertly with Iran in exchange for the release of US hostages
By Louisa Foley The book Fact and Fantasy File and the Making Sense of Sex Hotline have created a stir among reactionaries in NSW, with the Sunday Telegraph running a campaign against them, Premier Nick Greiner condemning them and Prime
The Famine Within By Katherine Gilday Canada, 89 minutes, colour From February 21, Valhalla, Sydney, and the Carlton, Melbourne Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen One of the more engaging moments in this devastating film occurs when a girl, perhaps
By Norm Dixon Abdul Tejan-Jalloh (aka Tee-Jay), from the west African nation of Sierra Leone, is midway through a two-month tour of Australia. Concentrating on outdoor music festivals, pub and club appearances, he has introduced to many here
Young Soul Rebels Starring Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay Directed by Isaac Julien Produced by Nadine Marsh-Edwards Reviewed by Alex Aitkin The alternative film industry in Britain is alive and kicking. Isaac Julien, is black, British and now
See Abdul Tee-Jay free Green Left Weekly has 10 double passes to Abdul Tee-Jay's Thursday, February 20, concert at the Paddington RSL to give away. The first 10 people to call between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, who can tell us
By Miguel D'Souza The movie Boyz 'n' the Hood has brought the realities of black America to all who have seen it. Director John Singleton has created a picture of the struggle to survive in Amerikkka that is chilling in its portrayal of the
Socialism: past and future By Michael Harrington NAL/Dutton. $9.95 Reviewed by Craig Brittain It was characteristic of Michael Harrington that when he learned he was dying of cancer in 1988, he began to write what he knew would be his last
Debts By Stefo Nantsou Zeal Theatre, Civic Playhouse, Newcastle, February 17 & 18 Reviewed by Frank Razmovski Stefo Nantsou's play of corporate and political corruption sketches the past 30 years of Australian history as an epic cartoon
Mythical Past, Elusive Future: History and Society in an Anxious Age By Frank Furedi Pluto Press, London and Concord, Mass, 1992 Reviewed by Ian Bolas Reason, progress, change — the words are rarely spoken today without an apologetic

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