By Malik Miah
OAKLAND, USA — Some 50,000 people, 90% African-American, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honouring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The protest was organised by the NAACP [National

Armed Insurrection MusicTet OffensiveOrder from 214 Ogden Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307, USA, or e-mail <TETLINE@aol.com> Review by Ben Courtice
Let's be frank, if you're looking for a polished metal or punk sound like the Offspring or

Mauritius government outlaws dissent
By Sean Healy
The president of the island republic of Mauritius assented on December 31 to the new Public Security Bill. The bill, introduced to parliament by Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on December

Advance Australia — not
By Sarah Stephen
Federal minister Philip Ruddock has announced that the government has rewritten the national anthem, "Advance Australia Fair", to reflect the threats to Australians' national identity. We must all learn

The Indonesian National Front for Labour Struggle (FNPBI) expresses our support and solidarity to those of you taking industrial action at BHP in the Pilbara in defence of the right to collectively bargain. This move by BHP, the "Big Australian", to

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Solidarity picket. Tuesday, February 1, noon, BHP headquarters. Organised by Resistance. Ph 3254 0565.
Speak-out in solidarity. Friday, February 4, 12.30-2pm, Civic merry-go-round. Organised by Resistance. Ph 6247 2424.

By David Wright
BRISBANE — The Queensland Labor government's proposed indigenous heritage legislation continues the trend of both Labor and Liberal governments winding back the clock on land rights for Aboriginal people. Premier Peter Beattie's

Trouble in the LandBlack 47Shanachie records Review by Bill Nevins
Loss and disappointment can sour the heart, but Irish bard Yeats built visionary poetry out of the failure of the 1916 Easter rebellion: a "terrible beauty" was born. Trouble in the

Campaigns to win with
For the last two and a half decades of neo-liberal attacks, the Australian trade union movement has been under siege from the bosses and their politicians. On the principle that the best form of defence is to go on the


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