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
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 KATE CARR SYDNEY — The march for reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on May 28, and the series of protests against the racism of the federal government which came before and after it, introduced many people to the newly formed
Film reveals Saharawi people's long struggle REVIEW BY NICK EVERETT The Forgotten War, a documentary about the struggle of the people of Western Sahara against the occupation of their country by Morocco, premiered to a packed audience in the NSW
Up close and pass the deodorant Viewing Blue PolesBy Christos TsiolkasBelvoir Street Downstairs, SydneyUntil July 16 Review by Brendan Doyle The 80-seat downstairs theatre at Belvoir Street, one of the few intimate theatre spaces left in Sydney,
Nike, on your bike! BY WILL WILLIAMS SYDNEY — Clothing and footwear giant Nike copped it from all sides on June 24 as 150 angry activists marched on and briefly occupied its George Street store in the city to protest against exploitative labour
Bondi tenants fight back BY DANIEL JARDINE SYDNEY — Rent increases of 20-30% in the Bondi area in the last two years prompted 100 local residents to attend the June 21 launch of a new video from the Eastern Area Tenants Service (EATS), Against
BY PETER BOYLE Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspaper has been running a series of articles on the impact of economic deregulation in Australia. Entitled “Advance Australia where”, it analyses the results of studies commissioned from the
VIENNA — Austria's government — a coalition of the conservative People's Party (VP) and the extreme right-wing, racist Freedom Party (FP) — is showing its true colours. The FP managed to overtake the VP at last October's federal election by a


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