Forest protester jailed for not paying fines By Alex Bainbridge HOBART — Environmentalist Karen Weldrick was jailed for 31 days on February 24 for refusing to pay a fine of $3094.50 imposed for her involvement in a 1998 action to stop logging
By Jackie Lynch (Melbourne) This year, IWD rallies across Australia are raising demands around people's struggles in many other countries. From calls for war reparations for East Timor to demanding that the Australian government scraps its
How long does it take to change a child's mind? The Cuban government has published, as a new booklet titled How long does it take to change the mind of a child?, a round table discussion with psychologists and other specialists reflecting on the
Residents organise to save O'Connor ridge By Geoff Wasteneys CANBERRA — Local residents have formed an action group here, Save the Ridge, to protest against ACT government plans to build up to six lanes of freeway through the Bruce/O'Connor
By Stuart Martin CANBERRA — The ACT and Victorian branch executives of the Community and Public Sector Union have reacted angrily to undemocratic changes thrust on the union by its national management committee. Conferences have been called to
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
Women of the world unite! Since its beginnings, IWD has been a day of unity, solidarity and action. On February 28, 1907, women socialists in the United States organised huge demonstrations and meetings around the country to demand political rights
By Trisha Reimers (Perth) When women's right to control their bodies is under attack ... when sexist advertising surrounds us ... when 1 in 4 women is sexually assaulted by the time she is 18 ... when media commentators and politicians tell us that
By Ben Leeman Thirteen anti-logging protesters were injured in an attack by 50 pro-logging thugs in East Gippsland on the night of February 20 and the early morning of February 21. The thugs attacked the long-established protest camp at 11.30pm.
The Eye has vision Review by James Vassilopoulos Politics Can Be FunEyeSend $10 to PO Box 1327, Woden, ACT 2606Visit <http://www.teknet.net.au/~eye/> The Canberra paste-up scene has been dominated by posters for apolitical techno and DJ
Port Kembla Hospital protest By Marg Perrott WOLLONGONG — More than 300 people marched from Warrawong to the Port Kembla Hospital on February 26 to protest against the closure of the accident and emergency (A&E) department. There has been a
Castro condemns US for Elian tragedy On December 23, Cuban president Fidel Castro gave a speech to the school children outside the United States Interests Section in Havana, in which he condemned US immigration policy towards Cuba for encouraging
Action for the south-east forests CANBERRA — Eighty people attended an art exhibition, slide show and public meeting organised by The Wilderness Society and the Friends of the Mongarlowe River here on March 2. Paintings, photography and poems
Killer cops go free By Norm Dixon On February 25, residents of New York City's African-American, Latino and immigrant neighbourhoods were stunned to hear that a jury had acquitted the four police officers who shot Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo
Upcoming discussions on feminism sponsored by the Democratic Socialist Party and Resistance — all welcome ADELAIDE Resistance feminist video night & party. Sat March 11, 6.30pm. Resistance Centre, 34 Hindley St (upstairs), city.
End legalised racism By Sean Healy The Northern Territory and Western Australia's mandatory sentencing laws have provoked an enormous public outcry. And so they should: the laws are punitive, draconian and racist. Yet mandatory sentencing laws