Laws that offer equal rights and provide benefits and protections to same-sex couples mark major changes in social attitudes. But they leave queers who reject traditional models of domestic coupledom out in the cold.
Alert! Anti-woman zealots in action: National pro-choice movement needed now!
Around the world, the Church, the State, religious zealots and the bosses are lining up against women. They want to rein us in, particularly to get control of our bodies.
Self Defence is No Offence! The fight to free Heather Osland confronts sexist laws
In September 1996, Heather Osland was convicted of the murder of her second husband and sentenced to 14 years in prison. She was tried with her son, David. Although he… Read more »
The Republic Debate: Capitalism vs Democracy
For the first time, the whole population – including women and Indigenous people – has the opportunity to shape the country’s political future. This calls for the widest possible debate. The many injustices of this society will only begin to be redressed when we have a government of the people, for the people and by the people – all of the people. Here’s to a Socialist Republic of Australia.
Organising Against Intimidation at Northern TAFE: Support Swells for Union/Community Campaign
Former union leaders from the Australian Education Union (AEU) sub-branch at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) are prepared to campaign for as long as it takes to bring the… Read more »
Political Snooping: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It!
Governments regularly invoke the “public interest” as the reason for increased police budgets and expanded police powers.
Real Rape Law Campaign Gathers Momentum
Rape is a largely unreported crime. And, given the myriad obstacles which a rape victim must endure, it is hardly surprising that many women decide not to notify the police. As a starting point, the law needs to be changed to mitigate the rape victim’s trauma from simply reporting the crime.
Hawke Government Declares Open Season On Migrants
At the very time the government is laying the foundations for its anti-migrant witch-hunt, migrants are being blamed for everything, from the destruction of the environment to the crisis of the economy.
Stop the Witch-hunts Against Browning and Anderson!
Two Australian political activists, Kerry Browning and Tim Anderson, are fighting separate frame-ups by Australian intelligence’ forces in bizarre prosecutions against them. We know that the bourgeois state does not choose its targets randomly: its targets are activists in struggles considered to be threatening, or they are pretexts for the state to unleash attacks against mass struggles.
An Interview With Tim Anderson
“As to my case, I think that there is a wider sort of context of law and order that doesn’t just deal with terrorism or political activism but deals with economic crisis. I think that law and order generally speaking, law and order regimes are bankrupt political responses to broader social, economic and political [issues]…”