CONTENTS OF September 2002 ISSUE
Features

The Diana Myth: A surreal and satirical look at the 5th anniversary of the Princess of Wales death and how the 'fates' dictated it all according to the myth of the classical goddess.

International Human Rights

Kashmir's War: Travels into India's cold war zone - interviewing a militant Islamic freedom fighter, this is a photojournalist's exploration of this Muslim state caught between Pakistan and the Hindu giant. Next edition we discuss solutions and reasons with the General-Secretary of the JKLF.

My Lai: An American atrocity revisited - an historical analysis of the U.S. massacre of a village in the Vietnam War. Next edition re-examines why this command failure occurred and sheds new light on who in fact may have been responsible.

Environment

Goolengook: "The Government cover-up of its own scientific reports opposing 'old growth forest' logging in East Gippsland." - first in an investigative environmental series of articles on the DNRE's justification for logging an unique area of temperate and cool rainforest and the truth that came out through their scientists.

GM? NO!: The pharmaceutical and food industries exploitation of genetically manufactured food and introduction of Tebuthiuron spray for crops is examined using the Internet as a research tool by a Dutch writer and green social activist.

Dangerous tropical wildlife: The tropics offer some of Australia’s most beautiful camping - but also most of the country’s deadliest creatures. Serious attacks are very rare however, so with a little knowledge and respect, your visit to their territory will be exciting and enjoyable.

Social

Lockhart River: An example of Aboriginal success or failure? - a journey into an Aboriginal community destroying itself through drugs and alcohol, investigating why the Australian government has allowed this to occur.

Consumer

Dating Fraud: A story of single's computer dating fraud and an attempt to gain recompense using the consumer affairs agency and the police. How to avoid the problem and deal successfully with dating agencies.

Politics

Clinton's Anti-Personal Mind: An opinion on the demise of America's last President. His use of force and drift to the right, making a comparison to Justinian's reign and the collapse of the Roman Empire

Editorial

Second Referendum for an Australian Republic if G-G goes?: An editorial piece on Australia's need for patriotism. Reluctant Republicanism due to betrayal in the referendum, the need for Presidential powers and a new constitution to properly replace the check the Crown provided.

General Interest

Genology: Hyphenated Names - trying to adopt a system of equality in surnames between the sexes - an article attempting to resolve the paternalistic system of hereditary surnames in a society of equal opportunity.

- Fashion

Sub Urban III Fashion Parade National Gallery of Australia: What happens when you watch more than fifty fashion design students parade their work? House lights go down, conversation stops, music pounds out of the speakers, parents start to look slightly uncomfortable and then the fun begins.

 
- Health

Project Eden: Utopia in the tropics - this is the plan for a rawfood community in Australia, supported by scientific research to begin to investigate the solution to degenerative diseases, ageing and the spiritual quest for immortality. Embracing sustainable hi-tech environmentally controlled in synchronicity with Gaia.

Osho Samaya: A dream retreat destination - Samaya is a beautiful 100 acre bushland property nestled in the lush hinterland of Rosebank, 30 minutes from Byron Bay. Open your heart in an unique weekend retreat where the focus is to celebrate the ecstasy, joy and spirit of life.

Literature

Efil Ym: The life and times of a Melburnian born in the 60s and brought up in the city's elite private schools. A serialised autobiography. Chapter One covers arrival from England and the Vietnam War.

The CHRIST OF KLON SAGA: Ophicius A Templar fantasy - a manuscript leads an investigative journalist through a nuclear conspiracy in Pakistan, a terrorist attack and to the cathedrals and chateaux of France (then the monasteries of Spain). A serialised sci-fi fantasy novel historically based on the Templars and the mystical Order of Sion.

East doesn't quite meet West: Story of the emotional conflict between an old vicar with his conservative Christian values and a young seeker exploring other religions.

Poetry

Marigolds in the light of Wordsworth: An epitaph to a god mother of the Gordon Highlanders.

Wendy: Destitute and borderline insane, an artist and actress ends up on the streets of St Kilda with visions of Tasmania.

Travel

Diary of a lost backpacker: Zany travels broke through tropical North Australia in search of raw foods, women, yoga, discos, a good time and work on the reef.

Victoria Falls: Luxury resorts amidst terrorists that are colonial relics of the past, steam trains through Safari Parks and young romance tells a love story of Zimbabwe just after independence.

Cairns Connect: Step off the plane in Cairns, and that’s it! You’re on holiday. The warm, humid air melts your stiff body and the perfume from the frangipani trees immediately switches your tired brain into vacation mode.

The Dive: A photo story of a student's dive for his PADI in the Great Barrier Reef off the Whitsundays.

On Being A Divemaster Trainee The perils of being a trainee at the mercy of dive companies in Cairns can lead to breaches in workplace safety. It appears there is little recourse in which the authorities can prevent or change these poor practices.

Dive Trainees seek fair wages: Senator Jan McLucas sees that there is a problem that needs solving with the Cairns Dive Tourist Industry. She believes that the Dive Master Trainee's should be placed under the State Training Council's traineeship program.

Business

The Advertisers' Trends: Internet or Printed Media? The question for a lot of companies is where to advertise - in a magazine or on the Internet? Ecommerce will be worth $1.3 billion by 2002 in Australia.

Is Internet news replacing television news? And do people still care about the environment?

NEXT EDITION Stuff up on one.tel, yet .coms will go up : Gleaned from the top accounting and law firms.

Reviews

Book Review: The Great Media Debate - Barry Lowe's - "Media Mythologies" reviewed in the context of who decides what we consume - the consumer or the media?

Film / Video Reviews:

  • Virgin Suicides: **** This film almost has it. We start in middle class affluent America of the 70's. The beautiful innocent young America with its catholic naivety and young cherubs bursting with anticipation for love.

  • Supernova: * This film with fairly unknown actors is about a fairly remote portion of the galaxy and should have been made in Italy, because that's about as close it gets to a supernova. The young and sexually exuberant crew of the paramedic ship receives a distress call from a rogue moon.

  • The Return of Nothing: The esoteric masterpiece in the process of being produced that will have the art critics raving. 'The Return of Nothing', a satire on 'the second coming of Jesus', coming back now and going insane only to be saved by Tibetan monks, rejecting them as corrupted and setting up the new religion combining East and West which leads him back to his home planet KLON, now owned by Apple-IBM-Microsoft: 'The Trinity'.


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