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Analytical Marxism: A CritiqueBy Marcus RobertsVerso, 1996. 268 pp., $39.95 Review by Neville Spencer Probably most Marxists would barely have heard of Analytical Marxism. However, within those academic circles which still maintain some
Indonesians to boycott rigged elections By Max Lane The militant section of the Indonesian pro-democracy movement has launched a campaign to galvanise the general sentiment to boycott the May 29 general elections into an active movement to
Every Secret Thing: My Family, My CountryBy Gillian SlovoLittle, Brown & Company, 1997282 pp., $35 (hb) Review by Phil Shannon Gillian Slovo, born the daughter of Communist parents Ruth First and Joe Slovo in 1952 in South Africa, always felt
Only BMW drivers are human? "My wife is not obliged to withdraw from the human race because you will attack her." — Victorian treasurer Alan Stockdale, replying to opposition questions about his wife being given free use of a BMW for a year;
By Andy Gianniotis SYDNEY — The University of Sydney Senate met on April 7 to decide whether to introduce up-front fees for undergraduate places from 1998. Within hours of university reconvening from the Easter break, more than 500 students
By Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — Community activists are organising an alternative to the "Pathways to Sustainability" conference, which will be held here on June 1-5. The official event, one of a series of international follow-ups to the Rio de
By June McKay CANBERRA — Electioneering by national officer incumbents in Australia's largest union, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), shifted into full swing in early April. In addition to finally preparing a response to national
Would socialism work?Would socialism work? By Dave Holmes Socialists condemn capitalism because it has failed the overwhelming mass of humanity in the most decisive way. It promises freedom, democracy and prosperity but spectacularly
Beijing curbs Hong Kong rights By Eva Cheng The Beijing-appointed chief executive of Hong Kong after the British withdrawal on July 1, Tung Chee-hwa, on April 9 announced plans to curtail basic democratic rights. Under the sweeping cover of
By Eva Cheng In an act of defiance towards Beijing, Taipei test-fired two US-made surface-to-sea missiles on April 1, two days after China's President Jiang Zeming offered Taipei leaders a vice-presidential position in exchange for their
Call for Foster's boycott MELBOURNE — The Ethical Investment Group has called for a boycott of Foster's beer and other Carlton United Brewery products because of the company's involvement in Burma. Foster's has been operating in Burma,
By Jennifer Thompson The recent spate of food poisoning in Victoria has heightened concern over safety. In response, national health officials are only proposing to improve company-operated "quality assurance" programs — industry
By Maurice Sibelle MELBOURNE — At the end of National Day of Action for a Living Income on March 26, the organising committee of the Coalition for a Living Income decided to put a motion that the rally march to the ALP headquarters. The
PERTH — The Greens (WA) have three seats in the state Legislative Council. GIZ WATSON, MLC for the North Metropolitan region, was elected in December along with Christine Sharp in South-West. Jim Scott, in South Metropolitan, was re-elected. Watson

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