Stonewall in New York By Tom Flanagan An estimated 1.2 million people marched through the streets of New York to rally in Central Park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 26. Rodney Croome, invited to New York
By Chris Albertyn PIETERMARITZBURG, Natal — The new South African government of national unity has not only rejected strong and well-motivated calls for a commission of inquiry into the skulduggery surrounding the toxic waste importing
Meat inspectors' conditions for the chop? By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) agency bargaining negotiations broke down on July 8 over the issue of conditions for meat inspectors and field-based
Students reject ALP's anti-VSU "solution" By Alex Bainbridge MELBOURNE — Federal Minister for Employment, Education and Training Simon Crean's proposal to bypass state-based Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) legislation with a federal law
Whaling clash on high seas On July 6 the whale protection ship Whales Forever was rammed by the Norwegian Coastguard vessel Andenes, ripping open a section of the hull and damaging a fuel storage compartment according to reports from the Sea
By Stephen Robson PERTH — Former Labor Premier Brian Burke was found guilty on July 13 of four counts of cheating. Two days later he was sentenced to two years jail on each charge, to be served concurrently. The charges arise out claims
Campaign against privatisation By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — A July 13 meeting of activists from trade unions and community groups decided to launch a campaign against the federal and state government's plans to privatise parts of the
Wondering By Brandon Astor Jones The GLW article entitled "Whose magazines?" (June 1) caught my eye. Kath Gelber, author of the "... and ain't i a woman?" column made some poignant comments on these magazines directed at women. Some of
A tribute to women often forgotten Bread and Roses Directed by Gaylene Preston Written by Graeme Tetley and Gaylene Preston Featuring Genevieve Picot, Mick Rose, Donna Akersten, Tina Regtien and Erik Thomson Cinema Nova, Melbourne
In Australia's Spies and Their Secrets, author David McKnight uncovers a shadowy hand behind the events which shaped Australian politics from the end of the second world war to the 1970s. In this period the Australian Security Intelligence
By Lawrence Kilimwiko DAR ES SALAAM — Nine years into the structural adjustment program (SAP), Tanzania's workers, social workers and human rights activists are saying the program disregards basic human rights. They point out that
Gay businesses push boycott campaign By Kath Gelber The struggle to repeal Tasmania's anti-gay laws has taken on a new edge with the launch of a boycott campaign by gay businesses around Australia and internationally. The campaign aims to