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International solidarity with the wharfies News of actions in other countries in solidarity with the sacked waterside workers is beginning to come in. In addition to the actions being organised by participants at the Asia Pacific Solidarity
Historic conference begins new era in left cooperation By Max Lane SYDNEY — More than 750 people participated in a historic event, the first Asia Pacific Solidarity Conference, held here April 10-13. The conference was characterised by an
By Sean Healy The crackdown against student protest by the Suharto regime in Indonesia requires a loud and clear show of solidarity by students in Australia. Suharto sees the current campus upsurge in Indonesia, and the students' commitment to
London protest for Aboriginal rights LONDON — In a March 26 "Sorry Book" protest outside the Australian High Commission, a group of Australians, including celebrities Mark Little, Kathy Lette, Jonathon Coleman and Peter Tatchell, and British
By Kamala Emanuel LAUNCESTON — Seven hundred protestors braved the rain on March 28 to demonstrate their opposition to logging of old growth forest in Kooparoona Niara/Great Western Tiers. The rally followed a picnic of 1000 people at the
By Sarah Peart Student organisations and activist groups in Australia have responded to the recent crackdown on student activists in Indonesia by calling a national day of protest on April 24. The feature of the protests will be a national
By Rina Anticich PERTH — Registered nurses in WA's public hospitals have taken further industrial action in their fight for a 15% pay increase. Nurses have received few pay increases over the last decade, yet their workload has increased
By Lisa Macdonald In a cynical attempt to woo the migrant vote, Labor leader Kim Beazley told the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia annual conference in Sydney on March 28 that the ALP unequivocally supported multiculturalism
By Justin Harman PERTH — Private schools in WA have been playing an active role in spreading the message of the anti-abortion lobby. Students at Perth's largest — mostly Catholic — private schools were urged by their principals to attend a
Bradbury promotes alternative media By Adam Leeman NEWCASTLE — More than 100 people turned out to celebrate alternative media and hear David Bradbury speak about his films Jabiluka and Loggerheads on March 29. The event was organised by
Opposition to Kumarangk bridge strong despite ruling By Martin Iltis ADELAIDE — On April 2, the day after the High Court decision which effectively allows construction of the Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island) bridge, 50 Ngarrindjeri women and their
Patrick 'to sack all maritime workers' By James Vassilopoulos There is growing evidence that Patrick Stevedores, the company on the offensive against the Maritime Union of Australia, plans to sack its entire work force in Brisbane, Sydney and