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BY JACKIE LYNCH MELBOURNE — Chanting "Shame, Nike, shame!", Fairwear activists staged a lively demonstration at the Australian Open tennis tournament on January 23. The sportswear giant Nike sponsors the event and has reportedly signed Australian
BY VIV MILEY With more allegations emerging of full fee-paying students receiving preferential treatment and soft marking and universities accepting bribes, Australia's tertiary education system appears to be in a state of serious decay. The
BY SIMON BUTLER BRISBANE — Angry at the expulsion of two gay men from Southbank parklands for kissing in public, 100 protesters gathered at the park on January 14 for a public "kiss off" denouncing the idea that such public displays of affection
MELBOURNE — The queer community hit the streets of St Kilda for the Midsumma festival's annual Pride march, which was given a militant, political colouring by a large, noisy contingent of anti-capitalist activists. Melbourne's Pride march, which
By Rohan Pearce Behind the facade of a growing "global village" lies the reality of brutal exploitation of the Third World by the corporations and banks of the First World. The mass media tells us that "globalisation" is bringing us together, when
Adelaide IWD on the move ADELAIDE — The International Women's Day collective took to the streets here with a campaigning stall on January 27 to publicise the theme and demands for this year's rally. "This year's theme 'Women fighting for global
BY SEAN HEALY Undeterred by an unprecedented crackdown by Swiss police, several thousand anti-capitalist demonstrators have descended on the up-market ski resort town of Davos to protest the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) of top
BY EVA CHENG At the April Summit of the Americas meeting of government leaders, to be held in Quebec City, Canada, the United States will seek endorsement for the extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the rest of the
BY ROBERTO JORQUERA PERTH — The Deaths in Custody Watch Committee launched its prisoner rights campaign at a public meeting attended by 100 people here on January 24. "The time is long overdue for a broad-ranging and concerted community
 The first full bench hearing of the Yallourn power workers' arbitration case begins in Melbourne on February 5 at 11.30am. The workers are asking for as many people as possible to come and fill the arbitration court. We must keep the
BY MAX LANE On January 23, Budiman Sujatmiko, chairperson of the People's Democratic Party (PRD) led a delegation to meet the leadership of the Nahdatul Ulama (NU), the religious organisation which Abdurrahman Wahid led before his election as
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — The campaign to save Western Australia's old-growth forests has become a major issue in the February 10 state election campaign. On January 23, the ALP released its "controversial" policy which pledges to stop old-growth