By Lisa Macdonald PERTH — About 120 people from a variety of progressive movements and organisations attended the conference here over the Easter weekend. The agenda, which comprised more than 30 panel, feature and workshop sessions,
By Eva Cheng Increased repression of dissident and ethnic minority movements in China has failed to silence opposition voices. A section of the Xinjiang independence movement chose bombing to make its point, while protests rocked the city of
By Max Lane In the early morning of April 20, security forces raided a house in Medan, North Sumatra, arresting 13 student activists from the Students in Solidarity with Democracy in Indonesia (SMID), including its international affairs officer,
By Liam Mitchell The debate in the mass media around Rupert Murdoch's proposed new rugby Super League has been found wanting. The discussion is centred on a choice between a worldwide pay-TV-oriented corporate competition and the status quo —
US speakers for Nimbin hemp fest A Californian author and campaigner for the legalisation of hemp, Jack Herer, will be the special guest of the 1995 Mardi Grass Fiesta del Locoweed being held in Nimbin, on the NSW north coast, over the April
Fallen from Grace By Keith Vagg Today I saw a lyrebird, Magnificent, supreme. I listened to its music Like a sweet, fulfilling dream. As it played in filtered sunlight On a mossy forest bed With a fine array of feathers Proudly
By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Some 160 people gathered at Brisbane's Resistance Centre over the Easter weekend. The conference was the largest, most thought-provoking and inspiring gathering of socialists to be held here for many years.
Public meeting on jobs and the environment By Angela Jordan ADELAIDE - The Native Forest Alliance (NFA) organised a successful public meeting of 60 community activists on April 21 to discuss the campaign against the woodchipping of
By Dave Wright SYDNEY — The Marxist education conference, held at Glebe High School, attracted around 250 people from across NSW. The majority of participants were young activists from a variety of campaigns and movements in Sydney, Canberra,
By Kristian Whittaker CANBERRA - On April 17, about 150 people gathered on the site of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of the Old Parliament House to mark the site's entry into the Register of the National Estate, Australia's official
By Richard Giles Get set for a credit card that is so smart it will be able to pay for goods at a distance with just a wave of your hand. If you have a credit card or ATM card today, you can feed them into an automatic teller and they'll
By Maureen Baker PERTH — Up to 5000 people attended an anti-privatisation rally at lunchtime on April 12. The rally was initiated by the Trades and Labour Council in association with WA Council of Social Services (WACOSS) and the Evatt