In 1992, Indigenous Nations celebrated the Mabo Judgement, which finally recognised, partially, their traditional ownership of their country. Since then, both major parties have stacked the High Court with judges… Read more »
East Timor: A victory to celebrate and a struggle ahead
When the Freedom Socialist Party established a branch in Melbourne in 1983, one of our first affiliations was with the Australia-East Timor Association. Nineteen years later, we were overjoyed to… Read more »
ALP must NOT fudge on mandatory detention
The ALP leadership is tying itself in semantic knots. It now wants to politically distinguish itself from the Coalition over refugee policy while at the same time continuing to support… Read more »
Howard’s agenda for Indigenous people is assimilationist
Aboriginal leaders are right to be outraged by the Howard Government’s blatant ideological assault on the right to self-determination. At the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Policy Conference last… Read more »
Immunity from prosecution: International Criminal Court can’t touch the real war criminals
The definition of a crime against humanity is often a question of politics. It depends upon which side of the class divide one stands. Take the question of Palestine. Capitalist… Read more »
Fully paid maternity leave now! Women must not fund motherhood
Australia and the United States are the only two wealthy countries which do not provide a national paid maternity leave scheme. Compare this to Haiti and Jamaica, where women not… Read more »
The right to dissent — use it, before we lose it!
Alert! The Howard government plans to use the climate of fear resulting from the September 11 attacks in the United States to follow the lead of Canada, New Zealand, the… Read more »
New Palestinian leadership needed to counter Israeli State Terrorism!
During the first year of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, sparked on 29 September 2000, 560 Palestinians — 472 of them civilians, including 140 children — were killed by the Israeli army… Read more »
Assisted Reproductive Technology: The new pro-choice battleground
It seems the Liberals’ desire for Australian women to have more babies only applies to some women! During the last Federal election campaign, Prime Minister John Howard announced plans to… Read more »
Execution stopped! Redouble the fight to free Mumia!
We join with supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal the world over in celebrating the 18 December 2001 ruling which removes the imminent threat of the African American journalist’s execution. The decision… Read more »