Guatemalan military linked to bishop's murder In a press conference in Washington on June 25, US lawyer Jennifer Harbury revealed 23 names and pseudonyms of members of the death squad Avenging Jaguar (Jaguar Justiciero, JJ), which claimed
By Jon Land The determined protests for independence in East Timor look set to continue following the recent killings of Timorese by Indonesian soldiers and intelligence agents. The latest round of shootings began during the visit by diplomats from
By James Vassilopoulos Sack the entire Maritime Union of Australia work force; deregister the MUA; cancel MUA awards and agreements; use the Crimes Act and secondary boycott laws to smash the union: these were the options the Coalition government
Slave labour in ACT schools CANBERRA — The ACT government has tendered to the federal government for funds to "employ" 140 unemployed people under the work for the dole scheme in ACT primary schools next year. The Australian Education Union and
Youth band competition SYDNEY — South Sydney Youth Services are holding a youth band competition on August 8 in conjunction with the Mascon 3 Festival 1998, at Sydney Park in St Peters. Young female musicians are particularly encouraged to
By Jorge Jorquera MELBOURNE — More than 300 anti-racist activists and local residents protested against the policies of One Nation in Footscray on July 4. The rally was organised by the Democratic Socialists and Resistance. Participants came from
Secondary student network formed HOBART — As a result of the rally against racism here on June 26, a new activist group of secondary students was formed. The Secondary Students Anti-Racist Network aims to politicise secondary students and
By Phil Shannon Industry leaders, business executives, corporate entrepreneurs — what a much misunderstood community we have here, unjustly maligned by ungrateful plebs unable to see that their well-being depends on the noble spirit and good
Free Burma conference MELBOURNE — To mark the 10th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising in Burma, the All Burma Students Democratic Organisation is holding an Activists' Conference for a Free Burma here on July 18-19 at Ridley College,
Stop these tragic deaths By Brandon Astor Jones and Jeffrey von Arx “Aboriginal inmates have been victimised, intimidated and ... abused. [Their] ... basic human rights have been defiled and are being defiled on a daily basis.”
Delegates rally against award stripping By Michael Bull MELBOURNE More than 1200 job delegates and union officials rallied against the introduction of award stripping at Melbourne Town Hall on July 1. The meeting was organised by the Victorian
By Allan Little and Adam Baker One of Pauline Hanson's former secretaries alleged recently that One Nation voters were "losers" and "half-wits". While the party's supporters may include a few half-wits, it is definitely true that many are losing