BY STUART MARTIN WOLLONGONG — "If the Socialist Alliance is going to gain the confidence of working people, we have to make a firm commitment to our policies. It's not enough to have a great platform, we have to be supporting these campaigns."
BY ALISON DELLIT "Why must anyone endure hunger, unemployment, early death from preventable diseases, ignorance, the lack of culture and all sorts of human and social afflictions for exclusively commercial reasons and profits?" — Fidel Castro.
BY EWAN SAUNDERS BRISBANE — The Queensland Council of Unions has backed a proposal for a march the day before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting begins here on October 6, but has refused to back a planned "people's unity march" on the
The internet's origins Talk to someone about the origins of the internet and you will get one of two views: the internet was originally developed to reduce the cost of US military research by allowing various research institutions to communicate
BY DALE MCKINLEY HARARE — Zimbabwe's worsening political and economic crisis is doing more than any Marxist text could ever do to turn ordinary Zimbabweans into potential revolutionaries. A majority of politicians and "experts" (both in
BY ANN PITSTOCK & KAMALA EMANUEL In the context of the racist media hysteria surrounding the rape allegations made against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission chairperson Geoff Clark, it was commendable that NSW magistrate Pat O'Shane
By Roberto Jorquera On June 8, a federal court in Miami convicted five Cuban citizens on espionage and murder charges. Three of them, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero, were convicted of "conspiracy to commit espionage" and
In partnership with the Augusto C. Sandino Foundation (FACS), and in response to a request for assistance from the Rolando Carazo Home for the Protection of Infants and Children in Managua, Nicaragua, CISLAC has completed another small project. In
BY NOREEN NAVIN SYDNEY — Some 400 people attended the Now We The People conference over the July 14-15 weekend to discuss the negative impact of economic rationalism and corporate globalisation on ordinary people's lives. Sponsored by a wide

The British Midlands are being engulfed by race riots, pitting the children of whites who lost jobs in the country's devastating deindustrialisation against sons and daughters of those who came to fill service jobs in the

BY BRONWEN BEECHEY ADELAIDE — Under the banner of "Save our state!" more than 5000 people marched through the city on July 14, demanding that Adelaide's live music venues be protected from inner-city residential development. The rally demanded
BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS GENOA, July 20 — Five hundred years ago, the Genovese Christopher Columbus "discovered" the Americas and opened it for plunder and genocide. Now, the Group of Eight is in town to continue that grand tradition. And thousands
BY NICK FREDMAN LISMORE — Activists from the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the Rainforest Information Centre held a vigil outside the offices of State Forests at Casino on July 20. They were protesting against the unsustainable practices
On July 9, in a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Chamber of the Santiago Appeals Court ruled that Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet suffers from dementia that makes him mentally unfit to stand trial on charges of covering up the murders of 75 leftists.
Corporate advisor "Maybe it's time for [moderate anti-globalisation] groups ... to go further and suspend large-scale demonstrations, like the one scheduled for Genoa." — Time magazine correspondent Romesh Ratnesar writing in the July 23, 2001,
Some 300 right-wing paramilitaries from the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) seized control of Peque municipality in the northern central region of Antioquia department on July 4 and ordered residents to leave by July 7. The


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