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By Boris Kagarlitsky MOSCOW — Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbaev has always stood out among political leaders in the former Soviet Union for his skill at manoeuvring in quickly changing situations. As a Communist Party official of Kazakh
By Malik Miah The United States is the first country on the planet to completely overcome centuries of racial oppression of African Americans and other people of colour. We can now proudly say, "We are a non-racial, colour-blind society".
Support for Steel-Line Doors strikers By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Some 200 people attended a Multicultural Night to Support the Steel-Line Doors Workers at the Trades and Labour Council Building on April 7. Organised by the Central American
By Anthony Benbow PERTH — The latest public sector cuts announced by the Court Liberal government are the most direct attacks so far on working people, and on our right to organise and fight for better work conditions. Behind the somewhat
No fees campaign launched at Newcastle By Alex Bainbridge NEWCASTLE — Confirmation from the vice chancellor of Newcastle University, Raoul Mortley, that up-front fees are to be increased, as well as reports of the introduction of fees for
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The short film, a poor relation of cinema for years, is experiencing something of a resurgence. Films like Ana Kokkinis' Only the Brave have won international awards and cinema distribution. Some of the more
Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal Issue number 4 New Course Publications Reviewed by Salim Muktar While the promise that the New World Order would usher in an era of peace lies in tatters, the claim by neo-liberal
By Lisa Macdonald Activists from the environment, women's, solidarity and workers' rights movements will be gathering at a Marxist Education Conference in Perth over the Easter weekend, April 15-17. This conference, the first of its kind in
Australia 1995 By John Tomlinson As we woodchip our way towards a forest policy, setting up bilby abattoirs in Pitjantjatjara country, our journalists inquire of highly paid bankers whether we should put up interest rates in order to
The Essential History of Europe: Spain — Behind the lavish amount spent on Expo and the Olympics in Barcelona, suburban slums were hidden from view by hastily erected facades — a contradiction that this program maintains is typical of modern

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