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ASIO stalks Burmese activists
BY SEAN HEALY
SYDNEY — The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been following Burmese refugees in Australia and phoning them every day to check up on their activities, Maung Maung Than,

Corporate mobsters to meet in casino
BY SEAN HEALY

If their rackets were heroin and prostitution, their meeting would
be called a Godfathers' convention. But their rackets are more legitimate,
or at least more legal, so their

Cubans discuss environmental sustainability
What can Australian environmentalists learn from Cuba, a country that still flirts with nuclear power, is besieged by many environmental problems typical of the Third World, and lags behind countries like

Opposition to the George Speight's terrorist coup in Fiji is coming mainly from the Pacific island country's trade union movement. As it becomes clear that the military and the elite have done more to help rather than hinder Speight, wider sections

BY DANIEL JARDINE & ALEX BAINBRIDGE
"Australians and New Zealanders rarely have any valid basis for questioning the safety of foods on the supermarket shelves for human consumption", Senator Grant Tambling claimed when he launched the

The first issue of RESIST!, "North America's only independent Marxist-feminist magazine", was released on June 15. The Canadian magazine is the work of the Resistance Collective, which is seeking to build a new, revitalised socialist organisation in

ALP betrays WA sex workers
BY AMIE HAMILTON
PERTH — After months of joining with the Australian Democrats and WA Greens to block a repressive new bill on prostitution, WA Labor has signed a deal with the Liberal Party to allow the bill's

Cuban women's tour
July 22-30
Berta Acosta Sequi and Nancy Iglesias from the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) will be visiting Australia on July 22-30. This is a special opportunity to share experiences and learn from revolutionary women.
If you

BY BILL MASON
BRISBANE — Residents of Springbrook, in the Gold Coast hinterland, have vowed to fight tooth and nail against a proposed Naturelink tourist cableway in the region. Thirty of them protested outside a June 18 meeting attended by

The Olympics won't benefit Sydney
BY MARINA CARMAN
SYDNEY — The mass media awash with pictures of the Olympics torch winding its way around the country. There are excited countdowns of the number of "sleeps" before the Olympic Games begin. And

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