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… Read more »
Labor’s “Graduate Tax” – Will It Make the Rich Pay?
The National Conference of the Australian Labor Party held in Hobart during June removed the plank from the ALP’s platform, which stated that tertiary education will be free. This policy… Read more »
Obituary – Manda Biles
On March 30 1988 the struggle for a better world lost a fighter with the death of Manda Biles. Right from the early seventies Manda was in the thick of… Read more »
Radical Women Statement to AZT Rally and Candle light Vigil
Melbourne, 3 March 1988 Radical Women is an international socialist feminist organisation comprised of women workers, students and welfare recipients of many races, both gay and straight, older and young…. Read more »
Obituary – Ted Hill
Ted Hill, who retired from his post of chair of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) late in 1984, died in Melbourne on February 1 1988 after a long battle with cancer…. Read more »
Bosses’ court cuts pay again, but demands “work harder!”
For more than 80 years the working class in this country has been shackled to the capitalists through the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. This has held workers back, kept them impoverished, derailed their attempts to break the chains. The Accord, which is the parent of the new wage system is the latest attempt to clothe the emperor.
Clara Zetkin – Revolutionary Fighter for Women’s Liberation
Zetkin was a pioneer who paved the way for many fighters for women’s liberation who followed. She was a great leader of working class women. One of her greatest contributions was to successfully challenge the dangerous and incorrect notion that socialism and feminism and incompatible ideologies.
Lesbians and Gay Men say “Our relationships are not ‘pretend’ ones” — Fighting Clause 28
Since Clause 28 has become law it has meant that any positive lesbian or gay male programs that promoted lesbian and gay male relationships as a viable alternative have lost their funding. It has virtually outlawed the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by prohibiting discussion and distribution of information. This attack by the right wing is happening world-wide, not only in Britain. There is a strong push by the right wing to strengthen the image of the monogamous, heterosexual nuclear family as the only ‘acceptable’ and ‘proper’ relationship.
Fifty Years of the Fourth International: What future for World Trotskyism?
Political cancers ravage the Fourth International today… The FI majority’s refusal to settle accounts with the US SWP is objectively an acquiescence to Stalinism.
Two Hundred Years of Oppression Sparks Resistance – and an Unexpected Controversy
Millions have been spent by the government in its ongoing attempts to generate mass bicentennial enthusiasm but the January splash had petered out to a mere whimper before the year of “celebration” was even one third over. There is nothing for ordinary people to celebrate in 1988.