That capitalism is in bad shape is not news. What is news is the sharpened polarisation of class forces, which has the decaying system as its source. Attacks by fascist groupings are on the rise. Anti-Semitic slogans, such as ones recently daubed on a synagogue in Brisbane and another in Perth, follow a global trend.
AIDS Council Needs Urgent Change: A Founding Member Speaks Out!
A change is needed in the Victoria AIDS Council (VAC). The organisation, which now employs 50 workers, must open up to give all groups affected by AIDS a genuine share… Read more »
More Aboriginal Genocide: Miners Battle White Death at Baryulgil
“If the bullet takes 20 years to kill you, it’s not called murder, it’s called business” – (Paul Brodeur in Blue Murder by Ben Hills) The Aboriginal community of Baryulgil,… Read more »
Filling the Glass of Struggle
Much has been said already about the record 6% swing against the Australian Labor Party in the October 3 Victorian state elections, resulting in the election of Kennett and his… Read more »
Meriam People Win Land Title Case Indigenous rights not extinguished by invasion
Mer Island is the largest of the easternmost group of islands, the Murray Islands, in Torres Strait. About 400 Islander people live there. In 1879 the Murray Islands were annexed… Read more »
Workers Demand More, Not Less
The connection between workers and users of public and community sector services is a natural alliance. The demands of the More, Not Less campaign, adopted at its public meeting in August 1991, reflects the diversity of support and the unity of our struggles.
THROUGH BLACK EYES: A Unique Approach to Family Violence
Aboriginal women have developed a unique approach to combating domestic violence. Through Black Eyes is a landmark document that, in its approach to combating violence in the home, places the focus on community-inspired, rather than state-driven, solutions.
Hands Off Bougainville!
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… Read more »
Real Rape Law Campaign Gathers Momentum
Rape is a largely unreported crime. And, given the myriad obstacles which a rape victim must endure, it is hardly surprising that many women decide not to notify the police. As a starting point, the law needs to be changed to mitigate the rape victim’s trauma from simply reporting the crime.
State Genocide of Aboriginal People Goes on: The Murray Family Fights Back
In 1981, Eddie Murray was found dead in a police cell. In 1987, two cops bashed Eddie’s sister, Anna. Eddie’s murder and Anna’s persecution have a history, and they typify what happens to Aboriginal people regularly. The persecution of the Murray family for their militancy is an effort to break them and Aboriginal fighters like them.