COLOMBIA: US to intensify support for terror state By Joseph Raso United States policymakers are preparing to substantially increase their materiel backing for Latin America's premier human rights violator. A $1.6 billion package for Colombia,
Public sector needs an industry-wide campaign COMMENT BY CHRIS SLEE Members First, the rank-and-file group within the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), fully supports the struggle by Australian Taxation Office workers for better pay and
VIETNAM: The inspiration hasn't faded When, on April 30, 1975, a single tank of Vietnam's National Liberation Front (NLF) rolled over the gates of the presidential palace in Saigon, it not only ended a decades-long war, it also ended any idea of
BY CHRIS ATKINSON MELBOURNE — "The year 2000 is the year of emergency", Xanana Gusmao, the chairperson of the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT), told 500 invited guests at the May 4 opening of the Melbourne office of the CNRT's
BY MARTIN ILTIS MELBOURNE — "In the new period, new struggles, we need new heroes", East Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao told those attending the launch of his autobiography here on May 4. He was explaining why he did not think he
BY JONATHAN SINGER Establishment economic analysts and media commentators are concerned that the federal government's 2000-01 budget surplus, projected three years ago to be $10.7 billion, was only $500 million in November. Some economists have
The 'new' relationship In the wake of Labor leader Kim Beazley's meeting last week in Jakarta with Indonesia's President Abdurrahman Wahid and PM John Howard's response to Wahid's announcement on April 27 that he was postponing his May visit to
Media spotlight on a socialist By Margaret Allum The newspapers of the establishment do, from time to time, cover the activities of those fighting against the system that the rich and powerful uphold. Occasionally, the media even interview them.
Tax workers start industrial campaign BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — Unionists at the Australian Taxation Office have voted in favour of a campaign of industrial action, including bans and a part-pay stoppage on May 11. Members of the Community and
Federation of Cuban Women Australian tour, July 22-30 You are invited to help organise the national tour of the Federation of Cuban Women! The Federation of Cuban Women, an outstanding champion of women's rights around the world, was organised


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