Chasing votes. Enraging the remnants of One Nation, the Howard Government has pinched its immigration policy by enacting the Border Protection Act. This cruel law permits officials to board refugee… Read more »
After 24 years of brutal occupation by Indonesia, there was never any doubt that this year’s referendum on independence for the Maubere people of East Timor would succeed. Unfortunately, by… Read more »
U.S gay activist and award winning author, Will Roscoe, is to visit Australia in early 2000. On February 19, he will speak at a special Melbourne event hosted by the… Read more »
One morning in early June, as I was checking email messages, I found several postings on an international feminist list with the subject title, “Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party… Read more »
The people of East Timor have plenty of reasons to want to be free of rule from Jakarta. Since the Indonesian invasion in 1975, over 200,000 East Timorese — or one in every three — have died as a result of the occupation.
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.
The panels at the Women & Labour Conference reinforced Wik as a feminist issue. They showed how non-Indigenous rural people are hurting badly from a crisis-ridden system, which is becoming increasingly brutal. The profiteers are attempting to use small farmers to incite mass panic in Australia – a panic fuelled by misinformation.
“Nearly 80% of the Aboriginal people lost their lives to the soldiers’ and squatters’ guns and poison; to starvation and disease; and from the acute anguish arising from the loss… Read more »
Elizabeth Hoffman, is chair of the Yorta Yorta Clans Group. She shared insights into the hidden history of the Indigenous peoples of the continent’s south-east. Like so many other such histories, it is about the murderous onslaught of the white invaders and of the struggle of the people to survive.