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By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — On April 18, the Russian Communist League of Youth (RKSM) held its fourth national congress here — and survived as the largest, best organised force on the Russian far left. For the RKSM — often known by the
'Commercial use' possible for navy wharf By Andrew Parker The Australian Greens fear a proposed naval ammunitions wharf on the far south coast of NSW may also be used to export logs for woodchipping. The $57 million wharf and jetty and an
Socialism for the new millennium conferences — "Socialism for the new millennium" conferences, organised by the Democratic Socialist Party and Resistance, were held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney over the Anzac Day
The Democrats present their support for a goods and services tax which excludes basic foodstuffs as a progressive stand against a conservative onslaught. They claim that their exclusions are a feasible solution to the problem of the inequity of the
Marchers demand new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal By Barry Sheppard Two mass marches and rallies were held on April 24 in defence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a revolutionary journalist and former Black Panther leader who has been on death row
Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor. April 23, 1999 Cut all military ties with Indonesia! Disarm the pro-integration terror gangs! Indonesian army out of East Timor! Self-determination now! We oppose the war against the
High school walkouts boost Jabiluka student rallies Rallies against the Jabiluka uranium mine were held on April 29 by tertiary and high school students, who joined the rally after walking out of school. The mine is being built inside Kakadu
How the media fan war By John Pilger At the height of World War I, the British PM, David Lloyd George, confided to C.P. Snow, editor of the Manchester Guardian, "If people knew the truth, the war would be stopped tomorrow. But they don't know and
East Timor Australia subsidises the Indonesian army with a yearly donation of $8 million, as well as training their troops in jungle warfare, and heaven knows what else that does not reach the newspapers! It is a proven fact that the relationship
EE By Danny Fairfax Last July and August, high school students in Australia gained notoriety when 25,000 of them walked out of school against racism. In Indonesia, high school students are also organising. Alongside workers, peasants and the urban
By Jon Land While the people of East Timor contemplate the prospect of voting in August on whether to reject or accept the Indonesian government's offer of "autonomy", they are also preparing for an increase in attacks from the pro-integration
A highwaymen's romp Plunkett and MacleaneDirected by Jake ScottScreening from May 20 in major cinemas Review by Jonathan Strauss The production notes for Plunkett and MacLeane describe it as "the quintessential buddy movie ... a hybrid classic
By Chris Latham The movement that developed last year in Indonesia, culminating in big upsurges in May and November, was based on concerns arising out of economic insecurity, and growing anger and rejection of the undemocratic and repressive
By Angela Munro MELBOURNE — A costly "review" of the 1987 master plan for Royal Park in Melbourne's inner north has been used to legitimise the construction there of a corporate hockey, gridiron and netball stadium, and associated administrative
' ... have us believe' ' ... have us believe' By Brandon Astor Jones 169>The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under brides, to beg in the street and to steal bread" — Anatole France, 1844-1924 In


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