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Cuban women to tour By Bernie Brian A delegation of Cuban women will be visiting Australia from October 18 to November 9. Nieves Alemany is a primary school teacher, a member of the National Secretariat of the Cuban Federation of Women, a

Harsh US jail conditions for peace activists By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Australian peace activists Ciaron O'Reilly and Moana Cole are facing harsh prison conditions in the US, after their conviction for damaging a B-52 bomber and a US Air Force

By Tracy Sorensen The Victorian government's standing committee on infertility has approved experiments on embryos up to 14 days old. Previously, the committee's guidelines allowed limited experimentation to embryos between 22 and 48 hours old.

Actors Equity criticises Perth cops By Leon Harrison PERTH — The WA Police Union has been slammed by Actors Equity over its defence of the Tactical Response Group intimidation of two Aboriginal actors a fortnight ago. On the evening of

Story and photo by Col Hesse SYDNEY — More than 2000 residents of packed the Marrickville Town Hall on the night of September 18 and heard nurse Sue Larkings condemn the state government's decision to close Marrickville Hospital without any

By Chris Perkins WOLLONGONG — Throughout the Illawarra region, an estimated 50,000 workers took part in protests against the Greiner government's Industrial Relations Bill on September 17. Participants included public sector, health and welfare

Feminist campaign for reproductive freedom By Adrienne Barrett MELBOURNE — An ambitious project has been launched here by the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights. The group aims to hold a host of activities, large and small, to publicise

WA Greens meet By Frank Noakes PERTH — About 30 members and supporters of the Greens (WA) met at the scenic Lake Leschenaultia Tea Rooms, near Perth, on September 8 to discuss the recent national green party meeting held in Sydney. Differing

By Dick Nichols SYDNEY — The long-running campaign by the Australian Chamber of Manufactures to turn the dispute at the Vista Paper Products plant in outer Sydney into a precedent-setting smashing of working conditions is beginning to run out of

By Bernie Brian WOLLONGONG — Wollongong Out of Workers Union (WOWU) convener Nick Southall believes that after 10 years of consistently high unemployment, a renewed spirit of anger is emerging in the community. WOWU was formed in 1982, when

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