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

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

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

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

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

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


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