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To our brothers and sisters in Australia, struggling to defend the right of students to organise to defend their rights and oppose the unjust policies of the Australian government, we send our support and solidarity. The Australian government's
East Timor's freedom in the balance By Jon Land On April 27, as Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Indonesian President B.J. Habibie joked and chatted following their discussions on the situation in East Timor, the people of East Timor
Eight young people — university and high school students and young workers — recently returned from a 10-day tour across Indonesia. They saw first-hand the unfolding struggle for democracy. JO WILLIAMS and BRONWYN JENNINGS recount the experience.
ANU restructuring' CANBERRA — On April 12 the Australian National University council announced a review of the structure and programs of all faculties in order to reduce an alleged 15% deficit in funding. The review will be carried out by a
By Dave Gosling The radical wing of the Indonesian democracy movement has long supported the struggle of the East Timorese people for national self-determination. These forces, especially those organised in the People's Democratic Party (PRD),
By Norm Dixon Britain's Independent Television Commission (ITC) on April 23 revoked the licence of Med TV, the satellite television station watched by millions of Kurds in Kurdistan, Turkey, the Middle East and Europe. "The decision is undoubtedly
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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

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