Acclaimed Cuban director Juan Carlos Cremata is in Australia to present his two films Viva Cuba and Nada Mas (Nothing More) as part of the Latin American film festivals in Sydney and Melbourne. He spoke to Green Left Weekly's Roberto Jorquera. Viva
Farida Iqbal, Canberra On February 15, the University of Canberra Queer Collective (UCan Q) launched a campaign for a "queer space". The UC Students' Association, while supporting the queer space campaign, does not have adequate spare rooms to
The Bogus WomanWritten by Kay AdsheadLeicester Haymarket TheatreQueens' TheatreFrom February 25 until March 19Bookings, phone (08) 8418 8666 or visit <http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au> REVIEW BY JONATHAN STRAUSS The presentation by
On February 13 and 14, more than 400 women were arrested for protesting against high prices and unemployment, after inflation shot past 600%. More than 240 were arrested in the capital, Harare, on February 14 for participating in an annual march led
Unions representing workers and academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) on February 16 — after eight days of militant strike action and demonstrations — agreed to suspend industrial action following a 7% wage offer from management.
NEWCASTLE — A Socialist Alliance and Green Left Weekly-sponsored public meeting on February 7 was addressed by GLW journalist Sarah Stephen on Australian nationalism and the role of racism in the white settlement of Australia. Stephen described
Alex Bainbridge, Sydney While rich celebrities and politicians gathered at the Opera House on February 17 for the state-organised glamourisation of the life of Australia's richest person, around 40 people protested outside. The protesters pointed
Sue Bull, Ballarat In the first action of its kind, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has launched a class action on behalf of 700 academics and general staff at the University of Ballarat claiming that their employment contracts are
Emma Murphy, Adelaide The February 13 Advertiser reported that the US-owned company Halliburton, which has a subsidiary based in Adelaide, has imported Indonesian workers and paid them slave-like wages to dig ditches at their gas extraction plant
Stuart Munckton On October 8, 1967, the Argentinean-born socialist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara was murdered by a CIA agent in Bolivia. Having helped lead the successful Cuban Revolution, Che was in Bolivia attempting to spread the struggle
Are we all just too greedy? It's a dog-eat-dog world. Whites are susceptible to racism against people of colour, men to sexism against women, etc. But this isn't "human nature". Greed and competition are not instincts. Early tribal societies
As campaigning for the March 18 election in South Australia gathers pace, state Labor treasurer Kevin Foley will be in for some unpleasant surprises. Labor's campaign will make general promises to improve the dismal state of South Australia's