We can't all be Ian Thorpe By Marina Carman Now don't get me wrong, Ian Thorpe is a great swimmer. But watching the media coverage of "our" new Young Australian of the Year made me want to puke. It might seem like this is just a little award, but
Put Pinochet on trial British home secretary Jack Straw's January 12 statement that he is "minded" to release Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, rather than extradite him to Spain to face charges of torture and crimes against humanity, should be
International news briefs Britain to renew arms sales to Jakarta The British government looks set to resume its highly controversial sales of Hawk fighter aircraft to Indonesia. The European Union's embargo on arms sales to Indonesia, placed at
MAHAMMAD MA'RUF is a member of the central leadership committee of the People's Democratic Party and editor of the PRD's newspaper, Pembebasan (Liberation). This interview was translated by Green Left Weekly's JAMES BALOWSKI. Question: How is the
Cubans demand 'Bring Elian home!' By Gilberto Firmat ATLANTA — Elian Gonzalez is at the centre of what has become the bitterest dispute ever between Cuba and the United States. He was found on November 25, Thanksgiving Day, floating in an
Write on: Letters to the editor Refugees in 'jails' Refugees at the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney's south-west are living in conditions similar to jails. They are housed in rooms no bigger than cells, with inadequate leisure facilities and
Forums on this topic will be organised by Resistance on all major campuses during March. How well does Marxism explain the world today and help us understand how to change it? This forum seeks to answer this and many related questions. Is the
Australia nightmare for asylum seekers Australia: nightmare for asylum seekers By Anthony Brown BRISBANE - Kurdo is not his real name. Like the other asylum seekers at the Refugee Claimants Centre in West End, you don't reveal their identities
By Steve Myers Many commentators are saying that the replacement of Boris Yeltsin by Vladimir Putin, as acting president of Russia, represents a "new millennium turn" in Russian politics — a turn to a more assertive, nationalistic and militarist
Environment, Capitalism and SocialismDemocratic Socialist PartyPreface by Dick NicholsResistance Books, Sydney, 1999210 pp., $15.95 (pb)Available from all Resistance Bookshops (see page 2)or order by mail (see advertisement on page 7) Review by Sean
Can Howard put the feminist genie back in the bottle? Between 1900 and 1910, an average of 400 divorces were granted in Australian courts each year. Between 1961 and 1970, that figure averaged around 9000 per year. No-fault divorce laws were
The following is a statement, being distributed by the Democratic Socialist Party, in support of the BHP workers in the Pilbara. We, the undersigned, extend our support and solidarity to striking workers at BHP Pilbara in their action to defend the