civil liberties & police

The Ombudsman must go!

Winter/Spring 2001

The Victorian Ombudsman, Dr Barry Perry, has produced a disgraceful report, giving police the green light to bash protesters who participate in mass blockades. Nine months to the day after… Read more »

Zero Tolerance for Police Brutality!

Winter/Spring 2000

In February 1999, New York City police killed Amadou Diallo in a hailstorm of 41 bullets as he reached for his wallet. Diallo’s murder made the special plainclothes squad these… Read more »

Dita Sari is free! Mumia Abu Jamal must be free!

Winter/Spring 1999

The release of Dita is a vindication the continued and uninterrupted struggle of the Indonesian working class. Another is needed: with the deck stacked against him, freedom for Mumia can only be won through massive, irresistible public pressure on his behalf. Now is the time to act!

No justice, No peace Letty Scott: The story of a fighter

Winter/Spring 1999

Letty Scott is a fighter. Her husband allegedly hung himself at Berrimah Prison in the Northern Territory on 5 July 1985. For the last decade-and-a-half, Letty has used her anger to campaign for the reopening of his case to expose the truth surrounding his death.