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BY BECKY ELLIS
TORONTO — Twelve hundred people demanded entry to the Ontario parliament building here on June 15, saying they should be allowed to address the provincial legislature about poverty and homelessness in the city. The protesters were

BY SUSAN PRICE
Women today face a concerted ideological backlash and escalating attacks on our rights as the leaders of neo-liberalism attempt to eradicate many of the hard won gains of the second wave of the women's liberation movement in the

BY KATH O'DRISCOLL
MELBOURNE — Socialists and anti-corporate activists from around Australia will descend on this city for the 29th Resistance national conference from June 29 to July 3. They will be joined by international guests from Pakistan,

BY MICHAEL STRUTT
SYDNEY — As this city shivers through the long nights of its Olympics year, New South Wales parliamentarians have been working overtime to pass into law sweeping new police powers to collect and examine our DNA, laws which will

INDONESIA: Situation explosive as economic and political crisis deepens
The 10 years to 1998 was a decade of escalating mass protest in Indonesia, climaxing in the 1998 mobilisations of hundreds of thousands of people across the archipelago which

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

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,

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

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