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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
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
Bridge of Courage: Life Stories of the Guatemalan Companeros and CompanerasBy Jennifer HarburyCommon Courage Press, 1995. Review By Martin Schenke "Don't talk to me about Gandhi: he wouldn't have survived a week here ... For Gandhi's methods to
Seventy-three people deported to China By Sean Healy The federal government has deported 73 people back to China after only five weeks of investigation. The group arrived at Christmas Island, off Australia's north coast, in December and has since
By Lachlan Malloch SYDNEY — Members of the NSW Public Service Association (PSA) will be presented this week with a televised message from their union leaders urging them to vote for the state Labor government's offered pay rise of 16% over four
'Pink capitalism' can't avoid the rules By Daryl Croke Once upon a time, setting up a club for gays and lesbians with a sensible business plan was a licence to print money — but not now. Look around today and you'll see the considerable road
BRISBANE Solidarity picket. Tuesday, February 1, noon, BHP headquarters. Organised by Resistance. Ph 3254 0565. CANBERRA Speak-out in solidarity. Friday, February 4, 12.30-2pm, Civic merry-go-round. Organised by Resistance. Ph 6247 2424.
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
Marx through the keyhole By Phil Shannon Karl MarxBy Francis WheenFourth Estate, 1999431 pp., $49.95 (hb) Ever since he wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848, the theories of Karl Marx have been systematically pronounced dead and buried by the
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
Family By Brandon Astor Jones "The rise and fall of a people begin at home. Our future depends on the unity, love and support of the family." — Susan L. Taylor, editor in chief, Essence magazine I received a very nice letter recently from
Mater Hospital staff rally against privatisation By Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — On January 4, more than 400 Staff walked off the job and rallied in opposition to plans to privatise the Mater Hospital. The protest was part of a "public awareness