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Three Tamil prisoners in Colombo were killed and seven injured on December 1 in an attack by Sinhala prisoners allegedly incited by prison officials. "The latest attack on Tamil political prisoners had a political motive and was quite clearly
No compromise On January 22, 25 years ago, abortion was made legal in the United States. On the anniversary of that important victory, feminists must confront the grim fact that, since then, the struggle for women's reproductive rights has
By Chow Wei Cheng There are two misnomers regarding the Asian currency crisis. The first is that it is an Asian crisis and the second that it is a currency crisis. This is a global, not a regional, crisis. It is not a currency crisis but an
South Korean workers fight jobs threat By Eva Cheng Seizing on the current economic crisis, South Korean bosses succeeded in pushing through the National Assembly on January 12 a new labour law that further erodes working conditions and makes
Native title: Labor's real role By Jennifer Thompson In the flurry over John Howard's Wik bill attacking native title rights, it is easy to forget that Paul Keating's 1993 Native Title Act was intended to restrict the native title rights
I am sorry By Brandon Astor Jones "In the expression of the emotions originality merits the first consideration ... The words used, however, should be old ones." — Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) While the jury was still out, during my
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Access News — Melbourne community
By Marina Carman The federal government has clearly signalled its intention of making 1998 a crucial year for its plans to restructure higher education. The final report of the West review of higher education, due for release in March, will outline
1998 fighting fund 1998 is already shaping up as an eventful year in Australian and world politics. Across Asia, the capitalist "miracle" is looking decidedly dodgy; the negotiations in Ireland and the Middle East are fast approaching crunch
From Wounded Knee to Chiapas By Darrin Wood According to the Mexican secretary of foreign relations, US President Bill Clinton has "interfered in Mexican internal affairs" by demanding an investigation into the massacre which occurred in
Secret files Following revelations in the Age last year about the keeping of secret police files on community and political organisations and activists, I submitted a Freedom of Information request for my file as I had been named in the Age
Growing resistance by Chinese workers HAN DONGFANG, 34, an organiser of the Beijing Workers Autonomous Federation, which was formed and crushed in May-June 1989 in Tiananmen Square, has been a vocal defender of Chinese workers' rights since he
Roberto N. Múndez PANAMA — Panama's government announced on December 24 that it has reached an "agreement in principle" with the United States regarding the presence of US military bases in Panama beyond the year 2000. The government has
Profits take priority over planet By Norm Dixon In early December, the rulers of the richest capitalist countries had the opportunity to set aside their self-interest and economic rivalry and agree to cuts in greenhouse gas emissions large
'Day of Mourning' anniversary On January 26, 1938, more than 100 Aboriginal people from communities in NSW, Victoria and Queensland gathered in Sydney to mark the "Day of Mourning" — the 150th anniversary of the invasion by British colonists at
Links. Number 9 Review by Allen Myers After an irregular publication over the past year or so, Links, the international journal of socialist renewal, has been relaunched on a three-times-a-year schedule. Issue number 9 leads with the mass struggle

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