By Ernest Tomic As a former member of the Communist Party of Australia, I wish to respond to John Percy's recent articles in Green Left about the history of the CPA. I was a member from 1983 to 1985. I joined when I was 16 years old. Growing up in a
By Graham Mathews The federal government's final decision on the Deferred Forest Assessment areas (DFAs) is due to be made by federal cabinet on November 27. Since the decision on areas to be protected from logging was postponed in late October, the
By Norm Dixon On November 22, after 47 days on strike, 61% of striking Boeing workers in the United States voted to continue a strike that has virtually closed down the world's largest manufacturer of passenger jets. Workers rejected Boeing latest
By Brendan Kays HOBART — For the last two weeks, the Wilderness Society and the Tarkine Tigers have been holding vigils at Parliament House lawns to protest against the destruction fo the Tarkine wilderness. On November 22, 40 people held a "wake"
By Jennifer Thompson Senator Gareth Evans' comments to the Australian-American Association on November 21 leave no doubt about the Labor government's support for the continued presence of joint Australian-US spy bases here. He said, "The threat of
"A man may as well open an oyster without a knife, as a lawyer's mouth without a fee." — Barten Holyday Yes. Because I want to live, I desperately need money for expert witnesses and to retain a responsive and talented lawyer. At this writing the
Boycott Shell I was livid at the recent murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and others in Nigeria. "Saro-Wiwa has led the battle against the oil multinational Shell's environmental vandalism of the Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria — home to 500,000 Ogoni
By Kim Linden MELBOURNE — More than 50 people holding placards which read "Stop the racist Hindmarsh Bridge royal commission", "Boycott Brown's commission" and "Brown's inquisition sucks" gathered on November 18 outside the SA government travel
By Nikki Ulasowski WOLLONGONG — Pickets were set up outside Tradelink stores here and in Nowra on November 17 following the sackings of six workers from Tradelink Plumbing Supplies. All were members of the National Union of Workers (NUW). NUW state
Despite their partial victory won in the Industrial Relations Commission last week, the workers at Weipa remain on strike, determined to stay out until equal pay for equal work is the certain result of their six-week struggle. Green Left Weekly's
By Norm Dixon The Queensland Greens are to launch a campaign over the execution of Ogoni leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other leaders. Internationally, there are growing demands for an immediate imposition of sanctions on Nigeria's oil trade and for
By Shane Hopkinson In early October CRA merged with its parent RTZ to form the largest mining company in the world with an estimated $14 billion in assets. The company also has big investment plans — to the tune of $750 million in Queensland alone
MY FRIENDS — I'm setting forth upon a journey I'm not fleeing, I am searching For the side that will be fighting What I fear. I wish that I could stay here A moment longer, Hug you all a little harder For I know soon I must leave you On my quest.
By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The proposed "competition" bill arising from the Hilmer report is "the most regressive legislation in the history of the labor movement in Australia", Brian O'Halloran from the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace told
By Kevin Jardine or Mary MacNutt TORONTO — When France and China tested nuclear weapons this year the Canadian government expressed official "regret". However, PM Jean Chretien's effort to sell the Chinese government two nuclear reactors completely
This new dyke video-zine is planned to come out every two months, as a fundraiser for Community Access Technology's equipment drive. It's a low budget community production, and is on sale for $10 at Black Rose, Half a Cow and the Bookshops, Sydney.