East Timor: send aid, not troops!
Green Left Weekly's JON LAND spoke to MAX LANE, national secretary of Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor about the latest developments towards self-determination for East Timor, and the Australian

PRD to register for Indonesian election
By Max Lane
The People's Democratic Party (PRD) has decided to participate in the June election in Indonesia. The chairperson of the Central Leadership Council of the People's Democratic Party (KPP-PRD),

Fear of MirrorsBy Tariq AliArcadia, 1998239 pp., $24.95 (pb) Review by Phil Shannon
Everyone, from his ex-lover to his son, seems to be giving Vladimir Meyer the same advice: "Stop living in the past! Wake up! Marxism is dead!". The wall is down,

Protest against parallel runway
By Robyn Marshall
BRISBANE — The peace and quiet of the tree-lined streets and coffee shops of suburban Bulimba were disturbed on February 14, when 4000 people marched down the hill to demonstrate against the

Immediately after the February 17 demonstrations in Sydney and Melbourne last week calling for the release of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan (see article page 14), newspaper editors began pumping out the same line as that

By Norm Dixon
The brazen February 15 abduction of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan in Kenya by a squad of armed, balaclava-clad Turkish commandos has been greeted with fury by Kurds throughout the world. While all the details of the operation

By Jon Singer
A confidential paper by employment minister Peter Reith, revealed on February 17, shows that the Howard government's recent claim that a 5% official unemployment rate is possible is based on pursuit of wage cuts, especially among the

By Jon Land
Tens of thousands of East Timorese marched through the streets of their capital city Dili on February 16. They were accompanying the coffin of 25 year-old Benedito de Jesus Pires, who was killed during an incident involving a

By Ana Pararajasingham
The Australian government's "historic shift" in policy to recognise East Timor's right to self-determination was a factor forcing Indonesia to consider granting East Timor political autonomy, or even independence. Similar

Socialists: 'Migrants don't cause unemployment'
By Paul Benedek
PARRAMATTA — The Democratic Socialists will be standing two candidates in Sydney's western suburbs in the March 27 NSW state election. Shane Bentley, 27, will contest the seat of


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