Alex Bainbridge

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.

Cuban ambassador Abelardo Curbelo spoke to members and supporters of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society on August 27.

August was a terrible month of climate vandalism in Western Australia.

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.

“I would have been concerned if it was a dog or some other animal who died in those conditions, but since it was only a black-fella …”

In the wake of the inquest into the shocking death in custody of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward, more than 1000 people rallied in Perth in rainy weather on June 20. Ward was roasted in a prison van on a four-hour journey on a 42ºC day.

Greens candidate Adele Carles is set to win a historic victory at the May 16 by-election – the first time the Greens have won a lower house seat in Western Australia. Carles polled 44% of primary votes and 54% of two-party preferred votes at the close of counting on election night.

News that millionaire developer and Fremantle Labor candidate Peter Tagliaferri has been a member of the “500 club” — a Liberal party fundraising group — has mired the Labor campaign in controversy in the final weeks of campaigning for the May 16 Fremantle by-election.

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