BY MICHAEL KARADJIS The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has turned to the Yugoslav regime of Vojislav Kostunica to help enforce stability in the south Balkans region. In late January, British and French troops fought pitched battles
BY ROHAN PEARCE The socialist youth organisation Resistance has thrown its weight behind the newly launched Socialist Alliance. Resistance activists have begun signing up members to the alliance on campuses, at their schools and workplaces, and on
Balzac: A BiographyBy Graham RobbPicador, 2000521pp., $20.78 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON For Honore de Balzac, a self-proclaimed defender of "throne and altar", to have had all his works placed on the Index of Prohibited Books by the Pope in 1864
BY IGGY KIM SEOUL — At its sixth congress on March 24-25, South Korea's Power of the Working Class continued its advance towards creating a revolutionary working-class party. While it will continue as a preparatory group until its seventh
BY NOREEN NAVIN SYDNEY — In November Prime Minister John Howard's Coalition government sparked public outrage when it introduced the State Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000. The bill was designed to allocate the bulk
Like putting profits before social needs? "If we're going to give each other [trade] preferences, we have to have fundamental common values." — Marc Lortie, personal representative of Canadian PM Jean Chretien to the Summit of the Americas being
BY BRONWEN BEECHEY ADELAIDE — Activists from the National Union of Students, the Australian Education Union, M1 Adelaide and the socialist youth organisation Resistance travelled from to Glenelg in a chartered tram on March 23 to protest outside
BY BEN COLLINS MELBOURNE — 27-year-old Palestinian asylum seeker Mohammed Dawood has spent the last eight months in solitary confinement, first at the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre and then at the centre in Maribyrnong, in Melbourne's
BY PAT BREWER CANBERRA — An added sense of immediacy will be added to the next National Labour History Conference — because it will be immersed in a labour struggle of its own. According to conference organiser Phil Griffiths, the conference
BY SEAN HEALY The military regime of General Pervaiz Musharraf has bowed to domestic and international pressure, finally releasing the last of 20 leaders of the opposition Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy almost a week after they were


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