Steve Jenkins (March 10, 1956 — December 13, 2009) was one of the 47 elected Liverpool City Councillors who fought a titanic battle against the right-wing Thatcher government in the 1980s.
Friends of Palestine Western Australia performed Seven Jewish Children on November 21, after a scheduled performance was cancelled the week before due to pro-Israel pressure.
Socialist Alliance WA co-convenor Sam Wainwright was elected from the Hilton Ward to the Fremantle Council in the October 17 poll.
The Justice for Mr Ward campaign organised a lunchtime rally to hand over 5000 petitions to the WA state government on September 16, followed by an evening public meeting. More than 100 people attended the rally and about 200 attended the meeting.
More than 20 people marched through Perth handing out leaflets and calling for the release of the “Cuban Five” — political prisoners held in US jails for investigating terrorism against Cuba.
The October 17 Fremantle local government elections will take place in the wake of the May by-election that resulted in the historic victory of Greens candidate Adele Carles.
August was a terrible month of climate vandalism in Western Australia.
Cuban ambassador Abelardo Curbelo spoke to members and supporters of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society on August 27.
The Socialist Alliance WA state conference took place on August 15. In the same week, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) failed to pass through the senate.