'Forward ever, backward never!' — 20th anniversary of the Grenadian Revolution By Kamala Emanuel "Sisters and brothers. At 4.15 this morning, the People's Revolutionary Army seized control of the army barracks at True Blue. The barracks were
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In defence of 'throwback' unionism By Chris Spindler MELBOURNE — Eight months ago, the Workers First team won the leadership of the Victorian branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU). Workers First's platform
A nostalgic company history of Australian Stalinism The Reds By Stuart Macintyre Allen & Unwin, 1998. $49.95.  Review by Bob Gould Stuart Macintyre is a competent historian where either his past Althusserian
By Norm Dixon Lawyers representing Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) abducted by Turkish commandos in league with US intelligence agencies, say he is being psychologically tortured and denied his legal rights. The
By Liam Mitchell and Vannessa Hearman The issue of possible international involvement in an independent East Timor dominated the discussion at an Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) seminar titled "East Timor: the way
By James Balowski In a surprise turn of events, on February 24 it was announced that the People's Democratic Party (PRD) has been officially registered as a political party. Earlier, the body overseeing the election registrations had "postponed" a
Strike at Sun Metals By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A strike by more than 1000 workers has halted construction of the $1.2 billion Sun Metals Zinc Refinery, south of Townsville. The action is over workers' right to choose their unions. A meeting of
Coalition attack on student unions unveiled By Wendy Robertson After two months of shadow-boxing, federal education minister David Kemp has "leaked" the proposed "voluntary student unionism" (VSU) legislation. It is expected that the legislation
By John Tomlinson The Coalition government's announcement last month that young people's unemployment payments will be decreased if they "continue to remain illiterate and innumerate" leaves many wondering if Howard's concept of "mutual obligation"
By Pamela Currie GLASGOW — Statistics published by Scottish Women's Aid (SWA), the main organisation providing care and support to women and children fleeing domestic violence, reveal the extent of the crisis in the provision of these
By Chris Latham Last year featured the largest protest movement in the history of Indonesia. These protests, which mobilised millions of people, ended the dictator Suharto's 32-year reign. They were primarily built by students. How did students, a
The army's new manual, Fundamentals of Land Warfare, suggests two uses for the organisation: “The Army provides expeditionary forces to support Australia's national interests offshore and territorial forces to protect Australian sovereignty.”
VSU in Victoria: 1) prohibits administrations from making students' membership of student organisations compulsory; 2) limits the expenditure of funds from compulsory non-academic fees on facilities and services or activities of direct benefit to
By Dot Tumney The Kumarangk Legal Defence Fund (KLDF) has re-launched a web site dealing with 10 defamation cases against 18 people and organisations in relation to the Hindmarsh Island bridge affair. Members of the local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal
By Norm Dixon Nigeria's corrupt and brutal military — which has ruled Africa's most populous country with an iron fist almost continuously since independence — has succeeded in placing its favoured candidate, former military dictator Olusegun


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