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"Blockading the stock exchange today we have given renewed confidence to people suffering under globalisation, that it is not inevitable. And we can stop it. This renewed confidence will mean that the protests around CHOGM will draw in ever wider
BY JOHN PERCY SYDNEY — British Marxist intellectual Alex Callinicos will be a keynote speaker at the second Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference, scheduled for Easter 2002 in Sydney. Callinicos will represent the Socialist
BY PETER BOYLE Just seven months after S11, the radical left has once again tapped the powerful anti-corporate globalisation sentiment in the community. The 20,000 or more activists mobilised on May 1 across eight cities in Australia were cheered
e-Imperialism E-commerce isn't looking too healthy in the US today. The “new economy” of the “dot coms” has shown remarkable similarities to traditional boom and bust capitalist economies. If anything the rise and fall of the high-tech
BY PHIL DAVEY I confess I made a wrong call with the May Day "M1" protest this week. I predicted with great confidence a few days before that M1 would max out at maybe 1000 protesters. The march from Bridge Street to Martin Place at lunchtime May
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"One in four Americans has 'strong negative attitudes' toward Chinese Americans, would feel uncomfortable voting for an Asian American for president of the United States, and would disapprove of a family member marrying someone of Asian descent",
BY JOHN PERCY The magnificent M1 protests and blockades of stock exchanges in eight cities around Australia had an impact even beyond the specific demands of the 20,000 activists who took to the streets. The greed of the corporations and the role
BY LISA MACDONALD The May 2 Sydney Morning Herald editorial ("Globalisation for All") expressed surprise that May Day "should now be transmogrified into an all-purpose protest against a range of ills for which capitalism can, against all the
BY HEINRICH BOHMKE DURBAN — About 40 kilometres outside Durban is an industrial and farming node called Hammarsdale. It appears suddenly at the end of a short rural road just off the N3 freeway and consists of a grid of streets forming 16 blocks.
"M1 was brilliant. It will go down one of the most significant mobilisation in Australia's history. But one of the things that we can be a bit unhappy about is that the official trade union movement has brought relatively little to it, except in
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Just four weeks before the big day, M1 Sydney activists were debating the possibility of mobilising 2000 people for the May 1 blockade of the Australian Stock Exchange in Bridge Street. Despite persistent rain on the
Seeing with the HeartBy Judy KingAt the Galleries Primitif, Woollahra, SydneyOpens May 11 SYDNEY — A stint as a volunteer nurse in Africa was the inspiration for Judy King's exhibition Seeing with the Heart, which opens on May 11. The mixed media
BY MAX LANE At least 50,000 workers, mostly members of the Indonesian National Front for Labour Struggles (FNPBI), joined protests in 19 cities in Sulawesi, Bali, Java and Sumatra. The largest mobilisations were in Medan and the East Java town of
BY MARGARITA WINDISCH MELBOURNE — It was a dark and foggy morning, making the CBD's skyscrapers seem even more alien, but the air was filled with excitement and anticipation. By 6am, a solid number of protesters had gathered outside the
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — May 1 will be remembered for two connected reasons: it was the first sitting of parliament under Geoff Gallop's new Labor state government, and it was the day of one of the most violent police operations against

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