By Julia Perkins SYDNEY — More than 100 women and men demonstrated outside the offices of Kerry Packer's Australian Consolidated Press in Park Street on May 26 to protest against the sexist portrayal of women in the media. The rally was
By Ian Jamieson BURNIE — At the end of an eventful week, the Liberal Tasmanian government and the Labor federal government indicated they were losing patience with Associated Pulp and Paper over its failure to resolve the dispute at its mill
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Amid a poisonous hail of racial slurs, union-bashing, unsubstantiated allegations and red-baiting, the Royal Commission Into Productivity in the Building Industry in NSW issued its final report on May 26. The
By Sue Bull SYDNEY — "The Australian government's attempts to eject 37 Cambodian boat people applying for refugee status is racist, heartless and uncaring", says Rosanna Barbero, a member of the Action Committee for Refugees in Australia.
Launch of new paper An addition to the alternative media is due to appear this week with the first issue of a new paper, Broadside Weekly. Described as "an independent, broadly based left and progressive weekly", Broadside will be formally
International speakers at July conference By Sean Malloy A range of international guest speakers will be a feature of the 21st national conference of Resistance, to be held in Melbourne July 4-6. Speaking from the Indonesian National Youth
Raul Macias tours Brisbane By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Raul Macias, Asia-Pacific head of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, visited here from May 21 to 24, as part of a nationwide speaking tour. Macias addressed a public
Wastebusters support recycling bill By Liz Humphrys MELBOURNE — Community and green groups attended a May 20 Wastebusters rally in support of the Victorian government's Environment Protection (Resource Recovery) Bill, which aims to halve
Suzuki: Learn from indigenous peoples By Andrew Kitto ADELAIDE — Scientific thought is moving away from limited technical frameworks towards a more complete "web of life" approach, and therefore more towards the beliefs of the indigenous
Cuba stands up to blockade By Elizabeth Llewellyn SYDNEY — Cuba is successfully adopting emergency measures to cope with the United States economic blockade and the collapse of its trade with the former eastern bloc, visiting Cuban trade


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