Lesbians celebrate in Brisbane By Carolyn Ride BRISBANE — Lesbians, gay men and supportive heterosexuals celebrated International Lesbian Day, October 10, with a public mock wedding in Post Office Square. Deni and Solange,
By Norm Dixon "These Men Both Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Only One Deserves It." This was the bitter response of Sunday Nation, South Africa's leading weekly black newspaper, to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to both Nelson Mandela and
By Paul Oboohov SYDNEY — New Zealand brewing giant Lion Nathan bugged, spied upon, videoed and photographed union meetings of workers during a recent dispute at its Tooheys plant here recently. Criminal lawyer and Sun-Herald columnist
By Marita Mueller The fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 and the reunification of Germany a year later had many consequences for East German women. At reunification East German laws were simply replaced by West German ones, without any
October 8, 1993. Moscow Dear Friends, We have received many inquiries about the events in Moscow from September 21 to October 7. We have not had an opportunity to write a formal long letter about these events and thus we send you a brief
By Ray Fulcher MELBOURNE — Tony Longland is contesting Branch Executive and National Council positions in Public Sector Union elections in Victoria in November. Longland, employed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, has opposed the
By Vikki Langton ADELAIDE — Five areas of Kangaroo Island's valuable natural wilderness are the first section of South Australia to be fully protected by a state government act. Under the Wilderness Protection Act of 1992, the areas, totalling
What is it About Rap that I like? — Since the '80s, rap music has been gathering momentum all over the world. From music to fashion, this rap style has redefined popular culture. Why is it so popular? This two-part feature unravels the roots of rap
"One would think in a free and reasonable society that these things don't happen." — WA Liberal MLA Wayde Smith, after discovering that police had planted a bug in his home in 1991. Understanding "He is a great man — a martyr, not a crook.
COSATU calls general strike The Council of South African Trade Unions Central Executive Committee has voted to hold a general strike on November 15, a week before parliament is scheduled to approve South Africa's interim constitution. The
Operation Rescue and other right-wing Christian fundamentalist groups over the last nine years have carried out a campaign of terror and violence against abortions clinics, their staff, especially doctors, and the women who use their services.
By Vivienne Porzsolt SYDNEY — Human rights are at the core of a real settlement to the conflicts in the Middle East, said Dr Gabi Baramki, the president of Bir Zeit University, at a public meeting on October 13. Bir Zeit University is a
BeDevil Written and directed by Tracey Moffat At Melbourne's Cinema Nova and Academy and Walker Cinemas in Sydney from October 28 Reviewed by Peter Boyle The three films that make up BeDevil were shot together in six weeks — on a low
By Max Lane Important sections of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) have joined the break from the Stalinist politics of the CPP's past. The regional committee of the Negros CPP, the democratic bloc of the Panay regional party
By Sean Healy BUDAPEST — With the recent confrontation in Moscow, Russia seems to be entering a new stage. TAMAS KRAUSZ, a leader of the Hungarian Left Alternative and a member of the Institute for Russian Soviet Studies, spoke to Green Left
The Nostradamus Kid A film by Bob Ellis Starring Noah Taylor and Miranda Otto Reviewed by Peter Boyle This is one of those films that annoys some people, intrigues others and makes some people laugh a lot. The subject matter of The