Volume 16 No.9

25 July 2006

  • Eureka Street Volume 16 No.9


 

  • AUSTRALIA

    Poor People's Summit on the Niger River

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    As the leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful countries gathered in St Petersburg this month, a few hundred activists were meeting in a dusty frontier town 350km beyond Timbuktu, for what they dubbed ‘the Poor People’s Summit’.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opportunity passes over Beazley and Costello

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The idea that neither Peter Costello nor Kim Beazley will ever be Prime Minister of Australia has been reinforced in recent months

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    More 'special features' in store for DVD technology

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Special features are the DVD equivalent of a free set of steak knives. The appeal isn’t solely economic, either-film buffs are attracted to the idea of expanding their bank of esoteric movie knowledge. But special features are not the extent of the big studios' bag of tricks.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Moment of moral truth

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland has condemned the destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes in Beirut as a 'violation of humanitarian law'. Meanwhile the website of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leads with his proclamation to the Members of Knesset: 'This is a National Moment of Truth'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Young Bobby Darin meets mature Bobby Darin

    • Sebastien De Robillard
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Director Kevin Spacey has no need to use normal screen tricks to indicate time or emotion in Beyond the Sea. He achieves this by having young Darin and older Darin interacting thoroughout the film

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Scanning the Horizon

    • Mark Miller
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The fiery clusters of the coral trees / lining the road / to the left, towards Nowra

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Military power no way to uphold human dignity

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 July 2006
    5 Comments

    Suicide bombing, kidnapping and rocket attacks are morally indefensible. They commonly demean the humanity of those who indulge in them and those who suffer them. The response to acts of violence is morally more complex.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Times Square's slice of life in the Big City

    • Gary Pearce
    • 24 July 2006

    Despite overweening corporate visions, the exploding lights and multicultural crowds of New York's Times Square show that people will continue to claim their right to be part of the city spectacle.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Carmen Lawrence exposes the Politics of Fear

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Former ALP heavyweight Carmen Lawrence asserts that the developed world is safer today than it's ever been. Her argument flies in the face of the reality that there has never been greater rewards for politicians willing to peddle fear.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Mid-East crisis triggers 1974 memory

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 July 2006

    While musing on current events in Lebanon, Brian Matthews' globe of memory begins to spin back to a time and place perhaps not so different to today.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Characters unpredictable, unsettling, but compelling

    • Donald Russell
    • 24 July 2006

    Hard Candy begins inside an Internet chat room. The characters fake innocence but show they are increasingly capable of manipulation and violence. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    East Timor Catholic Church caught in the crossfire

    • Paul Cleary
    • 24 July 2006

    The Catholic Church has been actively involved in the crisis in East Timor from the very beginning. It has been both a safe haven for the people affected by it, and a political player.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Graphic smoke packs a shock to the system

    • Alice Bergin
    • 24 July 2006

    The Federal Government is seeking to scare the smoking public with the replacement of tamer text warnings with a range of photographs depicting cases of lung disease, tongue cancers and even a dissected brain.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Images that stick in my mind

    • Morag Fraser
    • 24 July 2006

    Out of the chaos of the past weeks, three images fix themselves in my mind. Images from Israel, Lebanon, London. Three people, three individual experiences. If only the boy could be educated by the woman. If only the man could mentor both boys.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Paddington [Brisbane]

    • A.H. London
    • 24 July 2006

    Renovator's paradise, these dwellings / rising off their tall stilts, / shouldering each other aside, / up and down the slopes

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  • RELIGION

    The World Game of ecumenical dialogue

    • Richard Treloar
    • 24 July 2006

    In the years ahead Faith and Order will address potentially church-dividing issues relating to biblical interpretation, theological anthropology, religious pluralism, mutual recognition of baptism, and other aspects of ecclesiology. The FIFA World Cup is an intrusion of the carnivalesque into ‘realpolitik.’ Richard Treloar muses on the intersection of these

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Hezbollah, Israel, and the damage done

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Lebanon is a state founded upon division. The fighting in the south of Lebanon is nothing new. Today, Hezbollah and Israel are joined in battle. The Middle East could be a very different place by the time this fight is finished.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Aboriginal life without the colonial backdrop

    • David Streader
    • 24 July 2006

    Australian cinema has historically depicted Aborigines in relation to modern-day white society.  But the pre-colonial setting of Ten Canoes enables us  better to identify with the characters.

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