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Filipino socialist group, the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), released the statement slightly abridged below on September 3 after the Australian government announced to it would send special forces to work with the murderous Rodrigo Duterte regime in Mindanao in the name of the “war on terror”.

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The PLM demands that the Australian government withdraw the two Australian air force Orion spy planes participating in combat since June in Marawi, Mindanao, and abandon plans announced by Australian government ministers to send special forces.

Nathan is a young London-based activist who has joined the British Labour Party as a supporter of the platform of socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn. A student who is part of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and a member of Socialist Resistance, Roberts was recently in Australia for the Radical Ideas conference in Melbourne organised by Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance over August 18-20.

Exciting the brain

Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
Performed by the Sydney Theatre Company
Opera House Drama Theatre
Reviewed by Minnie O'Shea and Helen Jarvis

The celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard continues to excite the brain

Mining takes its toll on West Papua

In the shadow of glacier-capped Puncak Jaya in West Papua the US-owned Freeport Mining Company is extracting ore from the largest gold reserves and above-ground copper deposits in the world. The mine earns

The regional and the global

Energy
By Stefo Nantsou
Zeal Theatre
Reviewed by Frank Razmovki.

In the comfortable and informal surrounds of the Newcastle Leagues Club, Zeal Theatre premiered Energy, a documentary-style show about the

By Jon Land

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Bishop Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, has condemned the Australian government for its soft stance on human rights in East Timor. He has been joined by church leaders and human rights activists in Australia who

Democracy and Nation — The White Australia Policy — The period 1890 to 1940, marked the high-point of racial determinism in the West. The response in Australia was the formulation of the racist White Australia Policy. Prominent union, Labour

By Reihana Mohideen

A number of activist groups, including the People's Coalition against Vat (KOMVAT) and Kill VAT are planning major protest actions against the Ramos governments' expanded value added tax (VAT) law. The actions are being timed

By Allen Jennings

"With the president indicating that the military option is still there, we clearly need to be in a position to be ready, should he ask us," said Pentagon spokesperson Dennis Boxx, justifying the massive United States military

July 26 is a special day in the history of the Cuban revolution. On this day in 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba. The attack was crushed and Castro was tried and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

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