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Sydney Greens divided By Doug Hine SYDNEY — The Sydney Greens, a Green political group in the Glebe-Leichhardt area, met on September 16 to deal with the issue of proscription of members of other political parties. A split was inevitable

By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Making its debut at the Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival is the Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-op, which is performing a new play, Up the Road, by Koori-Torres Strait Islander playwright John

Welch wins in Marrickville Bruce Welch became the first person to be elected as a Green in Sydney in elections to the Marrickville Council on September 14. The ALP has lost control of the council for the first time in over 30 years. Welch

Action against cruelty to animals in circuses By Mark Cronin BRISBANE — Concerned residents and interested persons have picketed a circus with performing animals — Circus Royale — in its current tour of Brisbane. A protester, Janette

From Milan and Turin, SALLY LOW concludes a report on trade union politics in the Italian car industry. After passage of a law to reduce the sliding scale, which tied wages to inflation, a strong movement based on the workers councils emerged in

By Tracy Sorensen The landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade decision of the US Supreme Court, which has guaranteed the right of women to choose abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, would almost certainly be overturned in the next six to 12

By Tony Iltis Two million people are at risk of famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea, reports David Armstrong of Community Aid Abroad, who recently returned from Ethiopia. The overthrow on May 28 of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, ending a 17-year

By Doug Hine SYDNEY — Balmain Green activist Nick Masterman is likely to be the last candidate elected to Leichhardt Council, contributing to a strong progressive majority of 10 on the 12-member council. Masterman was originally to have headed

ADELAIDE — The Australian National Railways Commission is about to issue more than 1000 forced redundancy notices in South Australia under an "inefficiency improvement" program. This follows the compuslory redundancy of 162 ANR employees in

Cuban women to tour By Bernie Brian A delegation of Cuban women will be visiting Australia from October 18 to November 9. Nieves Alemany is a primary school teacher, a member of the National Secretariat of the Cuban Federation of Women, a

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