SYDNEY — Gaywaves, the gay and lesbian radio program broadcast on Radio 2SER FM, is looking for people interested in helping to produce the show. Gaywaves is run by a small collective. Its aims include affirming gay and lesbian identity and
GEELONG — On January 18, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union's (construction division) opened its new Victorian branch office in the presence of 400 members and guests. The new premises will also be home to the Australian
BY MARGARET ALLUM A trial of 42 women accused of violating Portugal's strict anti-abortion laws has resulted in a string of convictions, including eight-and-a-half years in prison for Maria do Ceu Ribeiro. Ribeiro, a midwife, was convicted on
Make the night your bodyDark child of the chest,how not to clutchthe face to your neck?Symbol of the war,the wonder, the ruin,can this gloryof a thousand black thingsbe born nowin your one last raidon the night?Whisper, day,to the basket droppedat
BY SARAH STEPHEN Guards daily tell detained asylum seekers to return to their countries and try to screen phone calls to prevent detainees speaking to the media. Asylum seekers who had stitches forcibly removed from their lips reinserted them. An
Imagine that your cupboard was also a dishwasher — simply pile in dirty dishes, and don't bother taking them out until they are needed again. Imagine a self-cleaning toilet. What about having your clothes washed and dried in the same closet you
US relatives of victims of the September 11 terrorist strikes delivered compensation claims to US officials in Kabul on January 22 on behalf of Afghan civilians who have lost family members or homes in Washington's bombing of Afghanistan. Agence
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — Two-hundred and fifty people rallied in the Queen Street mall on January 25 to support the rights of refugees protesting inside Woomera detention centre. The rally, organised by the Brisbane Refugee Action Collective,
BY KATE WILSON "A boy my age inside tried to hang himself with his bed sheet last night", 16-year-old Resistance member Jess Melvin told protesters holding a vigil outside western Melbourne's Maribyrnong detention centre on January 24. "I can go to
BY GARY MEYERHOFF DARWIN — The Northern Territory's draconian Public Order and Anti-Social Conduct Act may soon be repealed by the NT Labor government. Pippa Rudd, spokesperson for NT Attorney-General Peter Toyne, told Green Left Weekly on
BY SAM WAINWRIGHT Lost amid the Howard government's refugee bashing re-election hype was the news of its success in trying to crush another one of its targets, the union movement. In November the long-running Federal Court case brought against
BYTAMARA PEARSON SYDNEY — Around 250 of the refugees in Woomera belong to the Hazara ethnic group from Afghanistan. Zaher, a long-time activist in Afghanistan before he escaped in 1999, explained to Green Left Weekly why immigration minister
The Coalition government is facing a serious political crisis. The desperate and heroic actions of more than 300 hunger strikers at Woomera and Maribyrnong detention centres have again focused the spotlight on the inhumanity and illegality of the
GLW sets fundraising target BY JON LAND 2002 will mark an important milestone for the Green Left Weekly — the 500th issue comes off the presses mid-year. With the contraction of media ownership in Australia during that decade, GLW is an
New Zealand and refugees The news that New Zealand has taken a number of refugees from the Tampa and integrated them directly into the community shows up the extreme inhumanity and injustice of the Australian government. It is also worth
On January 12 Lakes Creek Consolidated Meat Group (CMG), owned by Kerry Packer, broke the news to Rockhampton 1350 meatworkers that it was closing its doors and they no longer had jobs. Lakes Creek CMG management claims the plant's closure is due


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