Semaphore community rally against racism ADELAIDE — The serenity of the suburb of Semaphore was interrupted on September 19 by more than 100 activists rallying against the racism of Howard and Hanson. The rally, organised by the Democratic
By Wang Fanxi Zheng Chaolin, a veteran of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a Chinese Trotskyist, died on August 1 in Shanghai. He devoted his entire life to the cause of the liberation of the Chinese workers and peasants. He was at once a
Why socialism is back on the agenda By Pip Hinman "The United Nations annual Human Development Report confirms, yet again, that capitalism has failed the majority of the world's people", said Max Lane, the foreign affairs spokesperson for the
Filthy Rich According to the recently released United Nations Development Program report on global inequality, the filthy rich continue to own and control most of the world's wealth. The Human Development Report calls for urgent action to improve
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In a clear warning to Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, Iran has staged the largest military exercises since the 1979 Islamic revolution along the border with Afghanistan. Seventy thousand of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary

Brambles breaks guarantee By Sarah Harris SYDNEY — Casual workers employed by the security firm Brambles have been threatened with the sack and workers at the Beaconsfield, Smithfield and Lane Cove depots have gone on strike in protest. A
Chile: coup anniversary brings heavy repression On September 11, Chileans commemorated the 25th anniversary of the bloody 1973 coup d'etat that overthrew democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende Gossens. The coup was led by
By Chris Spindler MELBOURNE — After a long campaign, the Electrical Trades Union has won an agreement with Kilpatrick Green on the Docklands site for a 36-hour work week with an increase in pay. The 38-hour week formally remains, with one day off
Women, work and Howard's agenda Melanie Sjoberg Each time we turn on the TV we are confronted with images reminding us that life as a woman is extremely complex. But dominant amongst these images is that of the tireless mother and homemaker —
Dark nights in the valley In the Winter DarkDirected by James BogleWith Brenda Blethyn, Ray Barrett, Miranda Otto and Richard RoxburghAt major cinemas Review by Margaret Allanand Francesca Davis Something sinister is out there. It mutilates
By Will Offley CANADA — Abortion providers in Canada and Québec are facing a new threat. A systematic and well-organised campaign now under way aims to identify and expose abortion providers, increasing the risk of terrorist attacks
On September 11, the National Security Archive, a Washington-based non-profit research group, posted declassified US government documents on its web site which detail US attempts from 1970 to 1973 to prevent the Socialist Party's Salvador Allende
By Helen Basili Mounting controversy over immigration policies and native title in the last few years have left many people asking if there has been a corresponding increase in acts of racism. There are numerous barriers to measuring whether racism
IN A REPORT released in Geneva on September 9, the Center for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, a component of the International Commission of Jurists, called for the prosecution of armed forces, police and local militia personnel who, it says,
Nowra reconciliation meeting By Margaret Perrott NOWRA — More than 80 people attended a "meet the candidates" night organised by the Berry Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee. The meeting, held at the Nowra Aboriginal Cultural Centre on


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