Five Alice Springs men have been charged for the July 25 bashing of Aboriginal man Kwementyaye Ryder. The killing is part of a spate of racist violence that has plagued Alice Springs over recent months.
In one of the longest and most expensive criminal trials in Australian history, five Muslim men were convicted in Parramatta Court on October 16 of “conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act”.
The Greens released a set of 22 amendments to the Rudd Labor government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on October 12.
Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular and influential 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died on September 16 after treatment for leukaemia. She was 72.
NEWCASTLE — Climate change campaigners have ridiculed the Australian Coal Association’s “cut emissions, not jobs” ad campaign, announcing their own campaign “to cut emissions, create jobs”.
South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson has come under fire from Indigenous leaders over his October 11 statement that a “hard core group of repeat offenders” were “pure evil” and could not be rehabilitated.
Wake up Australia. Do not trivialise the racist attitudes coming from various sectors of our society.
SYDNEY— In the early hours of October 9, the Latin American Community Centre (Casa Latina), in the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville, burned to the ground. All contents were destroyed. NSW police are investigating the fire but are yet to determine a cause.
“When uncertainty in the law exists, it opens the way to police corruption”, Marg Kirkby from the NSW Women’s Abortion Action Campaign told a Pro-Choice Action Collective (PCAC) forum on October 12.
Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health By Hans Baer & Merrill Singer Left Coast Press, 2009 240 pages, US$32.95 (pb)
MELBOURNE — “The government wants the land because there’s uranium underneath it!” Aboriginal activist Robbie Thorpe told a vibrant October 16 rally protesting against the NT intervention. He was referring to the compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land, one of the intervention’s policies. “Racism has reared its ugly red face.”
The program for the 27th Southern Cross work/study tour to Cuba is packed with visits, meetings and other activities that will give participants a wide-ranging insight into the cultural, political and social conditions in revolutionary Cuba