On a hot summer’s evening, family, friends and comrades gathered at the home of Delia Maxwell, who had died from breast cancer, to pay tribute to a remarkable woman. It… Read more »
Bosses alarmed by working women’s “fertility strike!” Finish the fight for reproductive rights now!
I’ve been a working mum for 25 years. Having raised two daughters as a sole parent, I know all about navigating the minefield for women, commonly referred to as “choices.”… Read more »
Crush incipient fascism whatever its guise: Build the campaign to shut down the patriarchal Blackshirts!
I remember the morning I opened up the newspaper to find a huge spread on a Christian fundamentalist “men’s rights” group calling itself the Blackshirts. I felt sick. A couple… 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 »
Philip Smith: “The economy is at the basis of discrimination.”
“I am unsure of how I developed my hearing disability. It was gradual. I am diagnosed as having a nerve deafness caused by bronchitis. I left school in Form 5,… Read more »
Brigitte Ellery: “In societies where profit doesn’t exist, people with disabilities are respected.”
“In 1993 I was hospitalised. I had been having depression on and off. After being misdiagnosed a few times, I finally found a doctor who diagnosed Multi Personality Disorder, which… Read more »
Fight to overturn sexist laws: Free Heather Osland!
On 7 September 2001, Heather Osland’s five-year battle against a 14-year sentence for killing her violent husband came to an abrupt halt. After the High Court upheld her conviction in… Read more »
Refugee Women: Desperate but Defiant!
Five hundred and eighty-two refugee children, some of them alone, some of them orphaned, are incarcerated in concentration camps. Their only offence is to seek a new life, free from… Read more »
“The solution is to stop wars that make people refugees.”
A 2002 interview with Carmen Guzman, who fled El Salvador for Australia, brings home the life experiences that still drive displacement today.
Angela Acosta, El Salvador: “Working class Australians will not tolerate injustice in their name.”
“I was born on September 19, 1972 into a politically active family in El Salvador. I grew up with my mother and part of my mother’s family. Because our lives… Read more »