Nepali communists plan defeat for Congress Nepal's communist movement is amongst the largest and most popular in Asia. A leading force in the 1990 people's power movement that ended the autocratic Panchayat system, the Communist Party of Nepal —
Perth IWD invites men to march By Trisha Reimers PERTH — The International Women's Day Collective here decided on February 22 to allow men to march at this year's IWD rally, although at the back of the march. The compromise means that, for the
Old tricks from British Labour By Greg Harris LONDON — Tony Blair's Labour Party is under fire for a particularly crude manipulation of the selection process for its London mayoral candidate. Candidate Ken Livingstone was defeated despite
Demonstrations for Elian in the US By Hayden Perry SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of people demonstrated in six United States cities on February 19 demanding that six-year-old Elian Gonzalez be returned to his father in Cuba (see article on next
Politics in the Pub discusses East Timor By Bernie Wunsch LISMORE — Forty people attended a lively discussion on East Timor sponsored by Green Left Weekly on February 25. The event was a great start to this city's Politics in the Pub series
By Eva Cheng On March 18, the people of Taiwan will elect a president for the second time in the island's history. Around the time of the last presidential election four years ago, China's government "test fired" missiles near Taiwan to discourage
The party millennium Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2000getherLuke Leal and Sveta GilermanMardi Gras MusicGay in the Life: adventures in queer undergroundVarious artistsOdd Man Out Records through Festival Review by Mark Abberton Mardi Gras in
By Mark Abberton Following the downfall of the Suharto and Habibie governments, the election of the "reform" president, Abdurrahman Wahid, and the withdrawal of Indonesian troops from East Timor, the Indonesian government has been forced to grant
Forward into the past By Peter Sykes Some of the most popular writers of a century ago envisaged futures in which poverty and oppression had been eliminated and people led simple lives, working together in peace and harmony for the betterment of
Tug crews strike over job cuts By Dave Andrews FREMANTLE — Tug crews in Fremantle and Kwinana walked off the job for 36 hours on February 21 to protest against threatened job losses. The strike, by members of the Maritime Union of Australia,
WA's laws to stay By Roberto Jorquera and Sean Healy PERTH — Prime Minister John Howard has categorically ruled out federal intervention to overturn Western Australia's mandatory sentencing laws. Speaking on Perth radio on February 25, Howard
By Chris Spindler MELBOURNE — In a bold move, the rank and file Workers First group in the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has announced it will run a candidate against incumbent national secretary Doug Cameron. Long-time militant and
Yanner wins job back ABORIGINAL ACTIVIST Murandoo Yanner has been reinstated as coordinator of the Carpentaria Land Council (CLC). The board of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission on February 22 overturned a ruling last month by
How the generals got away with murder in East Timor By James Balowski "In a forest west of Dili, Filomena Amaral is about to learn the details of how her husband, a village schoolteacher and church leader, was tortured and killed. Photographs of
Why? By Brandon Astor Jones "All criticism is dominated by outworn theory that the man is the cause of the work as in the eyes of the law the criminal is the cause of the crime. Far rather are they both the effects." — Paul Valery,
Avoidable tragedy Following the accidental death of a 19-month-old child in Melbourne after being left unattended in a car for two hours in the summer heat, the establishment media have published pages of articles on the evils of gambling and


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