By Unna Liddy [This article is based on a talk presented to a Brisbane forum in April on behalf of the Women's Abortion Campaign.] The current legislation governing abortion access for women constrains women's rights. It limits the rights
HOBART — Trespass charges against 54 waterside workers were adjourned until next March after they marched on the court here last week. The workers were arrested in a dispute over attempts to use non-union contract labour to unload a fishing
By Frank Noakes and Catherine Brown LONDON — Even by its own criteria, the British Tory government is an economic failure. Talkback radio programs have been inundated with questions from a British public still in a daze from four changes to
By Lee Wallace During World War II, as a means of maintaining public interest in baseball, US businesses sponsored a league of all-female teams. Like Rosie the Riveter, they were a temporary measure, just until the boys came home. The story
By Norm Dixon The Australian government has "blood on its hands", Moses Havini, Australian representative of the Bougainville Interim Government, said in response to the lethal September 12 raid on Komaliae, a Solomon Islands village, by
By Louise Christian In Turkey's Kurdish areas, more than five people die every day (nearly 2000 so far this year) as security forces continue their indiscriminate spree of extrajudicial killings, torture and repression. Locals describe the
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Russian President Boris Yeltsin intervened personally during August to block his own corruption-fighting unit from investigating crooked deals by officials of the Moscow city administration. Responding to
'Morning Star' relaunched By Frank Noakes BLACKPOOL — Britain's only alternative daily paper, the Morning Star, was relaunched here on September 9, at the annual Trade Union Congress. The newspaper has been in production for over 60
By Peter Anderson Robert Green has seen the nuclear industry from the inside, and what he found convinced him he should do everything possible to stop it. A former British navy commander, he is now seeking international support for a campaign
Public radio barred from NSW budget lockup By Sean Malloy SYDNEY — Three journalists from public radio station 2SER-FM was denied entry to the September 15 NSW budget "lockup". According to current affairs producer Stafford Sanders, 2SER
Nicaragua changes police chiefs amid US pressure MANAGUA — The Nicaraguan government has embarked on a series of changes within the national police force amid mounting pressure from the United States and official anger at what is seen as
Story and photo by Tamara Desiatov MELBOURNE — About 200 people attended a September 12 protest against the proposed Williamstown Mobil oil refinery expansion into a two-kilometre buffer zone around the plant. Construction in the zone, which
Police bashing in Melbourne MELBOURNE — An allegation of police violence has been reported to Green Left Weekly. The victim, Scott Baker, says he was walking to the local "7-Eleven" store in Fitzroy at about 3 p.m. when he was stopped by
Barbra Q stirs a storm By Mark Urban MELBOURNE — Shane Tonks alias drag performer Barbra Quicksand, is running for inner-city Albert Park in the Victorian elections as a gay, independent candidate. His relatively high media profile is
Petition on Nicaraguan sodomy law By Carolyn Beecham SYDNEY — In response to a call for solidarity by Nicaraguan gay and lesbian activists, Lesbian and Gay Solidarity has begun circulating a petition demanding the repeal of a new sodomy law
Czecho-Slovak federation set to dissolve By Peter Anderson The Czecho-Slovak federation will dissolve on December 31 following an August 26 meeting between leaders of the major parties in the Czech and Slovak republics, the ODS and the HZDS.


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