By Philip Baker SYDNEY — More than 800 gays and lesbians and supporters marched in a May 12 protest against bashings and of lesbians and gay men and the murders of several gays. The march was sponsored by groups including the Gay Solidarity
By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Who would work up to 50 hours a week, without meal breaks, sick leave or holiday entitlements, for around $2 per hour? On top of that, your only communication during the working day is with a group of preschoolers.
By Bob Cummins BYRON BAY — With the NSW state elections over, protesters in the Chaelundi state forest are preparing for expected government efforts to dislodge them. Since late March, up to 50 protesters have blockaded the Liberation Trail and
By Philip Baker SYDNEY — The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) has cautiously welcomed the announcement last week of a long-awaited Anti-Discrimination Board inquiry into HIV/AIDS-related discrimination. While ACT UP has been pressing for
By Steve Painter and Dick Nichols "There's no right way to form a green party", says Steve Kisby, a leader of the Canadian Green Party who visited Australia for the Ecopolitics V conference at the beginning of April. "We had that debate in
Manning Clark Professor Manning Clark died in Canberra on May 23. In our next issue, we hope to present an appraisal of the life and work of this distinguished historian.
Black Cargo Melbourne Workers Theatre Anthill Theatre, South Melbourne Reviewed by David Adamson Based on the short story of the same name by John Morrison, himself a wharfie for 10 years in the '30s and '40s, this play has been adapted by John
Editorial: Twin evils The NSW Labor right owes Liberal Premier Nick Greiner a vote of thanks. After tens of thousands of traditional Labor voters decided in 1988 that nothing could be worse than Barrie Unsworth and the Labor machine, Greiner has
By Debra Wirth It is in the world's poorest countries that population is growing fastest. In wealthier countries, higher living standards have produced lower birth rates. In Australia, a number of organisations are working to relieve problems in
Like many people in the former German Democratic Republic, HANNA BEHREND cannot find an appropriate term for the "events of 1989". An academic and feminist who has lived and worked in East Berlin for over 20 years, she says it "was a time when we