...and ain't i a woman?: Abortion under attack, again The tabling of the Paul Osborne anti-abortion bill in the ACT parliament should not have come as much of a surprise to people who are pro-choice. The bill is an attempt by the mis-named
By Max Lane As rioting and looting spreads to more provincial towns in Indonesia, there is a growing danger that these outbreaks may be transformed into anti-Chinese riots. During the last 30 years, social and economic frustration amongst
By Graham Matthews BRISBANE — The mass media has been attempting to quieten fears of the possibility of One Nation winning seats at the federal election. The September 6 Sunday Mail said Hanson could lose the seat of Blair, claiming that an
A play for our century Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBy Bertolt BrechtDirected by David RitchieNew Theatre, Newtown, SydneyUntil October 24 Review by Brendan Doyle Fifty years ago, Bertolt Brecht was in Stockholm, exiled from his native Germany
Greens change their immigration policy By Francesca Davis At their national conference, held in Melbourne from July 31 to August 2, the Australian Greens made significant changes to their immigration and population policies. The Greens' 1996
Write on: Letters to the editor Immigration A reality check is useful in deciding who to believe as to the outcomes of having more of our species competing for a share of this planet's scarce resources. Well-meaning people such as Francesca
Incumbents complacent in UQ elections By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — Some left activists have expressed concern that Zest, the broad left ticket in the University of Queensland student union election, is running an apolitical campaign. The last
By Margaret Allum A recent TV commercial showed two school girls eating their morning tea. One has a shop-bought cake and is admonished at length by the other about how her mother always bakes her own cakes at home, with the most important
By Max Lane Speaking at a media conference on September 11, Indonesia's armed forces chief General Wiranto said the military would take strong action against student demonstrations. Wiranto warned, referring to student actions, that "freedom
By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — Senator Bob Brown spoke to around 100 people on September 12 at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel to launch the SA Greens' federal election campaign. The meeting also marked the third anniversary of the formation of the
Series glosses over the real Mosley MosleyA Channel Four productionWith Jonathan Cake and Jemma RedgraveABC TVSundays beginning September 20, 8.30pm The screening of this four-part drama series on the life of British fascist Oswald Mosley spawned
By Geoff Payne NEWCASTLE — In the early 1980s, during the push for the 35-hour week, workers did not rely on Labor politicians winning office in the hope they would meet workers' demands. Instead, mass meetings of workers endorsed an