||Issue No. 177||09 May 2003|
Joining The Dots
Interview: Staying Alive
Bad Boss: The Ultimate Piss Off
Industrial: Last Drinks
National Focus: Around the States
Politics: Radical Surgery
Education: The Price of Missing Out
Legal: If At First You Don't Succeed
History: Massive Attack
Culture: What's Right
Review: If He Should Fall
Poetry: If I Were a Rich Man
Satire: IMF Ensures Iraq Institutes Market Based Looting
The Locker Room
A Saharawi Woman Speaks Out in Australia
In May/June 2003 a representative of the Saharawi people, Fatima Mahfoud, will visit Australia and New Zealand to tell the story of the Western Sahara conflict from a Saharawi woman's point of view. She will share her experiences of life in the refugee camps where her people have been living in unbearable conditions for 26 years whilst their families remain trapped in the territories occupied by Morocco where they suffer human rights abuses. It is the first time a Saharawi woman has visited Australia.
Fatima is visiting Australia to explain the history of the conflict in Western Sahara and to raise awareness of the crucial need for a UN-brokered referendum. There are strong parallels between the East Timorese and the plight of the people of Western Sahara who are still waiting for their referendum.
Hear Fatima speak:
Sydney Uni Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
10 June 12.30 - 2.00 pm
Public Meeting at Sydney Trades Hall, 10 June from 6 - 7 pm Politics in the Pub on Friday 13 June, 6 - 7.45 pm
n Find out about the Australian tour:
n Phone: Lesley Osborne: (02) 9810 5372 or Paul Reid 0407 242 092
n Contact Cate Lewis 03 9489 4007 about the Melbourne part of the tour
Find out more: www.awsa-westernsahara.org
1956: REMEMBERING AND REFLECTING.
A discussion by participants and witnesses about 1956 and the impact of Nikita Kruschev's "secret speech" upon Australian communists.
Speakers are Bob Walshe, Eric Aarons, Elaine Bryant, Bob Gould.
Venue: PSU House, Level 7, 191 Thomas Street, Sydney
Time: 2-5pm Sunday, May 18.
Organised by the Sydney Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History.
Inquiries to Julie (02) 9557 8097.
Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture
Wednesday 21 May 2003
6.15 pm for 6.30 pm start
Jubilee Room, Parliament House
Macquarie St, Sydney
Guest Speaker: Maree O'Halloran
President, NSW Teachers Federation
Maree O'Halloran will deliver this year's Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture, focusing on Aboriginal education. Maree is a strong campaigner for social justice and an advocate for public education.
Introduction: Dr Rae Francis, Australian historian
Rae will speak about the significance of the Green Bans era and Juanita's contribution.
Chair: Soraya Kassim, community development worker
Juanita Nielsen, publisher of the independent paper Now and active campaigner against high-rise development in Kings Cross, disappeared in July 1975. Her murderers were never brought to justice. The investigation was reopened last year. The circumstances of her disappearance remain unresolved but it is commonly believed that she was murdered because of her stand for the environment and the rights of low income residents.
Organised by Greens MP Lee Rhiannon
RSVP - (02) 9239 3551
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