SANDRA MARTIN, recently returned from a visit to England, gives her impressions of the post-Thatcher scene. The England I knew has all but gone. It is surrounded by the shadow of a motorway which cuts a scar through the once lovely green fields and
BRIAN CAMPBELL, from the Irish weekly An Phoblacht/Republican News, recently visited Euskadi — the Basque Country — which straddles the border between Spain and France. The Basque people have been involved in a long struggle for
By Dave Mizon MELBOURNE — After almost ten weeks of strike action, Bass Strait offshore rig workers voted to return to work at a mass meeting held in Sale on September 20. The return to work was based upon a settlement document proposed by
September 16 was the first International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, marking the anniversary of the signing in 1987 of the international Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. While the occasion was a PR
By Wayne Hall ATHENS — The Communist Party posters in the working-class neighbourhoods were unambiguous: "Not Wanted", they said. There were the familiar features of the great man, medals in the form of deutschmarks, dollars and pounds
Action against fascist violence MELBOURNE — A small but vocal group rallied at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on September 20 as National Action leader Michael Brander faced assault charges. As he arrived the group began chanting "Nazis out".
By Melani Iona MELBOURNE — On May 18, a public meeting was held to protest against the possible closure of the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital. At the meeting the Fairfield AIDS Action Coalition (FAACT) was formed, bringing together
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Brazil Carnival of the Oppressed: Lula and the Brazilian Workers' PartyBy Sue Branford and Bernardo KucinskiLatin American Bureau, 1995. 120 pp.Reviewed by Roberto Jorquera Since its formation in August 1980, the Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) has
Professor PETER SINGER is a well-known writer on ecology and animal rights and a Senate candidate from Victoria for the Australian Greens. He was interviewed by JOHN T. RANKINE. Question: What were the main outcomes of the fourth national conference
By Roslyn Moloney The World Rainforest Report has launched the "100 Club", a campaign to raise funds for the magazine, published quarterly since 1983. World Rainforest Report is the only magazine in the world focusing entirely on in-depth
By Dave Wright SYDNEY About 270 people attended the annual Green Left Weekly dinner on September 16. The theme for the night was Liberation, in particular focused on the Asia Pacific region. Speakers included Alico Santos, a Fretilin activist