australia

Hawke Government Declares Open Season On Migrants

September – December 1990

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.

Hands Off Bougainville!

September – December 1990

The ink is hardly dry on the August 5 agreement signed by the interim Bougainville government and the national government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), yet already PNG has reneged on its side of the bargain by landing seventy troops and thirty police on Buka Island, just north of the main island. Moses Havini, the… Read more »

Defending Reproductive Freedom: An International Struggle for Women’s Rights

Summer/Autumn 1990

Abortion is about the right of women to biological and sexual self determination. It is about our right to be economically independent. Because abortion is such a fundamental issue it is one of the first targets picked out by the right wing for their agenda to shore up the institution of the nuclear family through compulsory pregnancy for able-bodied white women but forced celibacy or sterilisation or DepoProvera for Aboriginal women, disabled women and women in institutions.

Stop the Witch-hunts Against Browning and Anderson!

Summer/Autumn 1990

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

Summer/Autumn 1990

“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]…”

A letter from Kerry Browning

Summer/Autumn 1990

Both Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party have been actively supporting Kerry Browning in her campaign against a police harassment and a frame up. This is an edited version of a 23 October 1989 letter sent by Kerry Browning to Radical Women. Dear Radical Women Greetings to the sisters of Melbourne Radical Women. It… Read more »

Public Transport Attacks Must Be Defeated

Summer/Autumn 1990

This dispute must be widened, now, if it is to succeed. ARU members must ignore the union’s Executive Officers’ sellout policy and take industrial action, both in support of the workers and for their own jobs and conditions. This government is out to get all of us and if we don’t hang together, we’ll be hung separately. 

Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee

Summer/Autumn 1990

“…the story of a working man…the story of Wanamurraganya, the son of a tribal Aborigine. Then again, it’s the story of a man who is fighting with being black and white. A man who chooses not to live in the tribal way, but who can’t live in the white man’s way because the government won’t let him.”

The Growing Fascist Menace: What Is It And How Can We Fight It?

Summer/Autumn 1990

On 10 April 1989 members of the fascist organisation, National Action, invaded a meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force in Sydney. Twelve men stormed into the meeting wearing masks and balaclavas and dressed in black. They took photographs of task force members. They also seized documents including an invitation to the group’s… Read more »