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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

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

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

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

Race and class in the US: Why racism matters
BY MALIK MIAH
SAN FRANCISCO — The historic half-million march across Sydney Harbour Bridge on May 28 in solidarity with the Aboriginal people showed why race and racism remains an important issue for

Homophobia and Pride WA
BY ELENA JEFFREYS
PERTH — For 15 years the Pride WA parade has been based in Northbridge, which falls under the municipality of the City of Perth. It has been a successful event, with a steady increase in the number of

BY JONATHAN SINGER
A payroll worker in the banking industry recently told me, "We're well-paid, but we're not paid for overtime. We work until the job's done." That's become a common experience over the 1990s. In the 1980s, real earnings fell but,

An unfolding debate about the capitalist crisis
BY EVA CHENG
Released hard on the heels of the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis, which was threatening to become a global meltdown of the capitalist system, Robert Brenner's book-size thesis, "The

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