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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

From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War In American Film Linda Dittmar and Gene Michau (eds) Rutgers University Press, 1990. 387 pp. $26.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon "Boy, I saw Rambo last night; now I know what to do next time", said

Radio features World Environment Day By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — Public access radio station 2SER-FM will mark World Environment Day on June 5 with a full day of special programs, reports, interviews, features and music. "Public radio was

Jaywalkin' Big Jay McNeely and the Mighty Reapers ABC records. Available on CD and cassette The Big Jay McNeely Show can be seen on Thursday, June 6, at the Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide; Friday, June 7, at the Birkenhead Point Tavern, Sydney;

By Alastair Davidson Manning Clark will be remembered by me in a series of vignettes of kaleidoscopic variety. Together they form a composite picture which explains why he attained the status of Australia's first great historian as much as do the

Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations For Environmentalism By Warwick Fox Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1990. 380 pp., $32.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon Some keepers of the secular philosophical and political faiths of

Black Cargo Melbourne Workers Theatre Anthill Theatre, South Melbourne Reviewed by David Adamson Based on the short story of the same name by John Morrison, himself a wharfie for 10 years in the '30s and '40s, this play has been adapted by John

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