The rules of the game By Noam Chomsky There is a regime of international law and international order, binding on all states, based on the United Nations Charter and subsequent resolutions and World Court decisions. In brief, the threat or use of
Man Mohan Adhikari, 1920-1999 On April 23, the chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), Man Mohan Adhikari, died. He was 78 years old. Adhikari had been a tireless leader of the Nepalese communist and workers'
By Farooq Sulheria LAHORE, Pakistan — The young women of Punjab University have launched a movement against the Islam Jamiat Talaba (IJT), the largest student organisation of fundamentalists in Pakistan, which has links to Afghanistan's brutal
Green Left Weekly spoke to JON LAND, a member of ASIET (Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor) who has recently returned from East Timor, about the United Nations agreement on East Timor. Question: What does the UN agreement contain?
NZ students say: 'Butt out of student affairs' By Zanny Begg In April university students across New Zealand were asked to vote in referendums on whether membership of student unions should be compulsory or voluntary. Initially the private
Free East Timor campaign escalates By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The East Timorese community held a rally in the city centre to coincide with the New York signing of an agreement between Indonesia and Portugal on East Timor on May 5.
Support for East Timor and democracy in Indonesia By Bea Brear and Jenny Long SYDNEY — On May 5, around 25 people attended a Univeristy of NSW Resistance Club public forum about the political situation in East Timor and Indonesia. Green Left
Hunger strike As part of the international day of solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor on May 22, high school students and Resistance are organising a 24-hour hunger strike. The aim is to raise money for the People's Democratic Party (PRD)
Music for buffaloes and punters alike By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — "Buffalo Music", a May 1 concert raising funds which will go to East Timorese farmers for buying buffaloes, attracted more than 500 people and raised almost $7000. The crowd
Attempt to hide GST impact on indigenous people By Margaret Allum The minister for Aboriginal affairs, Senator John Herron, admitted on April 29 that he ordered the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) to remove from its web
Tamil priest calls for solidarity By Bronwyn Beechey ADELAIDE — Fifty people attended a meeting organised by the Tamil community here on May 1. The guest speaker was Father Kasparaj, who hosts a Tamil-language show on Radio Veritas Asia, a
Bronc Finlay, 1904-1999 On March 11, in his 95th year, Communist Party veteran Bronc Finlay died. One of Comrade Finlay's greatest contributions to the proletarian cause was spearheading the Communist Party of Australia's courageous and
Teaching what? "I think after this is all over, I'll take a lesson in humility and go back to teaching." — Jamie Shea, NATO's chief spokesperson on the war against Serbia, after his inability to put the line convincingly forced NATO to boost his
India: mafia, massacres and mass resistance DELHI — Class exploitation takes extreme forms in India. Workers are forced to sell their labour for a pittance. Landlords and bosses use criminal gangs to enforce subservience, with wholesale massacres
East Timor features at Australian May Day rallies Rallies and marches were held on the weekend of May 1 and 2 to mark May Day, the international day of workers' solidarity. Bronwen Beechey reports for Adelaide that around 500 people rallied on May
By Richard Ingram Issue number 12 of the socialist journal Links has just appeared. As is typical of Links, it ranges around the world, covering topics of importance to socialists and the labour movement in many countries. The theme of this issue