By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Letters to the editor in the Courier-Mail newspaper indicate widespread rejection of attacks by a minority of public figures on the role of Resistance in the high school walkout here. "Quotes from educators about students
The white flag with its slash of blood Blowing in the wind Above a land of crosses Whose ground is scarred with sin. Rat-a-tat-tat the guns sing With the scream of war The rich live upon the fate Of the murdered poor. The oil fields are wet But the
By Karen Fletcher and Kath Gelber SYDNEY — Around 500 women and a sprinkling of men attended the 5th Women and Labour Conference held at Macquarie University, September 29 to October 1. The conference attracted feminists who had been active in the
The Jazz SceneBy Eric HobsbawmPantheon, 1993. 392 pp., $39.95 (hb)Reviewed by Phil Shannon During the Depression, the suburban teenager, Eric Hobsbawm, tried to convert his cousin to communism. He wasn't successful, but his cousin did convert Eric to
Visionary "If we stick to these hard-core issues, we are going to win the next election and we're going to continue to have the most visionary prime minister Australia has ever had." — Former NSW premier Neville Wran, waxing lyrical at the state
The Young Poisoner's HandbookOpening on October 19, Dendy, Martin Place, SydneyReviewed by Margaret Allan To be a good poisoner, one must remain undetected, but being a famous poisoner depends on getting caught. Such is the dilemma of Graham Young, a
MELBOURNE Solidarity groups for Bougainville and East Timor are organising a joint action to highlight Australia's complicity in both conflicts. AHAB (Australian Humanitarian Aid for Bougainville) and a new group, 9 Days Direct Action for a Free
By Sue Bull CANBERRA — The ACT Government Service Budget Disputes Committee of the Trades and Labour Council is finally ready to implement coordinated industrial action to oppose the Carnell government's budget cuts of September 19. At a meeting
In an historic decision the European Court of Human Rights has found the British government guilty of violating Article Two of the European Convention, which protects a person's right to life. In the first decision of its kind against a government,
Programs of interest on Sydney Community TV (UHF 31) — Perleeka, indigenous Australians' program, nightly, 7pm. Art Experimenta, Mondays, 8pm and 11.30pm, and Tuesdays, 3am and 6.30am. Bent TV, Gay and lesbian program, Thursdays, 10.30pm and
Fundamentalism takes aim at women By Sonia Correa One of the most recurrent concerns of the feminist movement in the late 1990s is the alarming spread of fundamentalism. This phenomenon affects women's lives across the globe. At the most diverse
CANBERRA — ACT Greens member of the Legislative Assembly, LUCY HORODNY, spoke with Green Left Weekly's JAMES VASSILOPOULOS four days before the handing down of the ACT budget. Question: It's been six months since you were elected to the