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By Susan Price BRISBANE — Sydney lesbian and gay rights activist Cath Phillips was guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association here on September 23rd. Much of the theoretical basis for her talk,
By Sam Wainwright In the next few weeks Environmental Youth Alliance activists in cities around Australia will be protesting against the increasing pollution of the environment under the banner "People Against Pollution". The greenhouse
Troops beat demonstrators outside parliament By Kirill Buketov MOSCOW — Protesters against the coup d'etat by Boris Yeltsin suffered vicious beatings on the night of September 28, as club-wielding police drove them away from the building
Police blasted for Aidex violence The Commonwealth ombudsman has condemned as "inexcusable" the methods used by Australian Federal Police against protesters during the Aidex demonstration in Canberra in November 1991. A report released by
Good turnout for GLW dinner ADELAIDE — One hundred and seventy people packed into the Eastwood Community Centre for the annual Green Left Weekly dinner on September 24. Guests were treated to an array of Indonesian and African food, and heard
Egyptian trials a travesty, says Amnesty Mass trials of civilians in military courts in Egypt are grossly unfair, and many of those being tried have reportedly been tortured to extract confessions, said Amnesty International on September
Victorian mining bill a disaster By Mariana Tomescu MELBOURNE — Mining legislation introduced into the Victorian parliament by the state government last month disregards environmental safeguards and could lead to disastrous and
Workers protest compo cuts By Alex Cooper MELBOURNE — A rally was held to protest the against changes to workers compensation introduced since last November as part of Victorian Trades Hall Council's week of action against the Kennett
Cargo cult Is Sydney 2000 the ultimate in cargo cults? You can feel (and hear) the anticipation that riches and honours will fall out of the sky on us — when the only assured reality so far is a 2 or 3 billion dollar bill and a lowering of the
Mabo made understandable Mabo — its meaning for Australia A Community Aid Abroad Background Report 30 pp. $8 (plus $2 for postage and packaging) Reviewed by Lachlan Anderson Community Aid Abroad recently released a compilation of
By Poul Funder Larsen MOSCOW — The full-scale military attack on the White House (October 4), ordered by Yeltsin, and taking a terrible toll of some 500 deaths, is by all accounts the opening chapter of a dictatorship along the lines that
Rainforest banner a winner By Cam Walker MELBOURNE — Thirty activists from the Boycott Mitsubishi Coalition leafleted the National Basketball League's finals at Flinders Park on October 1. The action was part of the campaign at events
Socialists announce candidates By Liam Mitchell ADELAIDE — The Democratic Socialists have announced two candidates for the next South Australian elections. A major point in their platform will be greater democracy and the involvement of
Academic defends group named as cult By Michael Collins How free should academics be to lend the authority of their positions to doctrines which have not been subject to academic evaluation? The question arises in regard to the group Kenja,
How Australia won the Olympics By John Tomlinson At 4.20 a.m. on September 24, the secretary of the International Olympic Committee announced that Australia had won the right to host the year 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. It can now be
Unions plan struggle to defend wages By Boris Kravchenko and Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Defying heavy government pressure, Russia's main union body went ahead on September 28 with a conference that had been intended to map out a campaign of

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