keywords: Mayan

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Through the window a Eucharist of moon

    • Rory Harris
    • 18 February 2019
    2 Comments

    On the flight out of Manila / clouds sculpt prancing herds / & then the long drive south / to a home as we know it / back to a sound of almost rain.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Greek village rides the rise and fall of plastic

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 09 March 2018
    7 Comments

    Yiayia Aphrodite always practised frugality. She cut old dresses into strips and wove cotton rugs out of them, and used matches twice if she could. When plastic bags came into supermarkets, she immediately made use of them: I think every house in the neighbourhood received presents of circular blue and orange bathmats and doormats.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Shariah-compliant swimming in Geert Wilders' world

    • Irfan Yusuf
    • 22 February 2013
    27 Comments

    Suddenly some young lads started swimming across us. One even swam under me, and joined his friends at the other end of the pool. They were giggling and speaking to each other in Dari. In a few weeks, these kids will join other Hazara Australians for a massive 'new year's' festival. Should Wilders and his friends be afraid?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Guatemala the grave

    • Colm McNaughton
    • 23 September 2009
    3 Comments

    The exhumation of mass graves in Guatemala, sites of decades-old massacres, rarely leads to convictions. The history of Guatemala's indigenous Mayan communities is marked by slavery, poverty and genocide. Not much has changed.

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  • MEDIA

    Indonesia's lax logo laws

    • Dewi Anggraeni
    • 10 October 2008
    1 Comment

    Growers of Kopi Gayo coffee in Aceh highland can no longer use the name they've used for generations, since a Dutch firm claimed Gayo coffee as its trademark. Intellectual property rights are not a high priority for Indonesian authorities.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Models for a good life and an honest death

    • Clive O'Connell
    • 16 October 2006

    Historian Inga Clendinnen's reviews, childhood recollections, multi-coloured reminiscences of her working career, and informed discourse on simple events or complex ideas, are collected in a way that reveals a tempered tolerance seemingly inherited from her favourite essayist, Montaigne.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Evolving Guatemala

    • Peter Hamilton
    • 05 June 2006

    Peter Hamilton reflects on Guatemala, and the features of the old city, Antigua.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Wigs, Darwin, polls, gongs and fiestas

    • Eureka Street
    • 11 May 2006

    Thoughts from around the nation

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    A hard rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    If our actions are contributing to a climate which makes catastrophic hurricanes more likely, surely we owe it to the dead, maimed and homeless  to examine those actions more closely.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Guatemala’s unforgiven

    • Lucy Turner
    • 23 April 2006

    As the government apologises to victims’ families for state-sanctioned atrocities during the civil war, the perpetrators remain free

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