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BY JIM GREEN Australian government delegates played spoiler at the United Nations climate change conference, held in Bonn, Germany from July 16-23, where delegates from 180 countries met to finalise details on the Kyoto Protocol on reducing
BY ALISON DELLIT "We started election campaigning in a handful of seats, now we're moving towards 100 local branches throughout England and Wales", Marcus Larsen, the chairperson of the London Socialist Alliance told Green Left Weekly. In the
BY MAX LANE In October 1999, when Megawati Sukarnoputri won the consolation prize of being elected Abdurrahman Wahid's vice-president, tens of thousands of her supporters paraded around the streets of Jakarta celebrating. There is no doubt that had
BY PIP HINMAN At 4am on July 22, a tent occupied by hunger strikers in the Sumatran town of Lampung was doused with petrol and set alight by thugs, suspected to be military personnel in plain clothes. Two of the hunger strikers — GPK (Popular
BY NIKKI ULASOWSKI SYDNEY — Organised around the theme, "Which way forward for women's liberation? Women of the world working together", the 2001 Network of Women Students Australia (NOWSA) conference held in Sydney on July 16-20 was attended by
Dismal science "My theory is that the nakedness of a woman is related to the performance of an economy. When an economy becomes more developed, women seem to wear less." — unnamed economist quoted in Beijing Evening News. They're only
BY LEV LAFAYETTE & ANTHONY LEONG The crucial political question facing any inquiry into the erotica industry under capitalism is whether one places economic class or biological sex as the principal unit of analysis. The article in Green Left
BY EWAN SAUNDERS BRISBANE — Scenes of clashes between protesters and heavily-armed Italian riot police during the G8 summit in Genoa have proved the spark for a concerted propaganda campaign against anti-capitalist groups planning actions during
BY STUART MARTIN PORT KEMBLA — Unions representing workers at BHP Steel have been angered by a decision by Serco to reduce staffing at a number of ambulance stations, including two 24-hour stations. Serco also plans to replace some stations
Speaking to the world The language of the internet is English. This is a result both of its origin and of the dominance of the United States in the world's information technology industries. In the search for new markets there has been a major
[In the largest such march in the history of the country, 1.2 million Cubans marched through Havana on July 26, the 48th anniversary of Fidel Castro's assault on the Moncada Barracks, the first shot of the Cuban Revolution. Here we reprint an English
BY REBECCA MECKELBURG ADELAIDE — "The debate about globalisation is about moving from 'policy' to protest — not protest to policy", said M1 and Socialist Alliance activist Leslie Richmond, at a Politics in the Pub forum on July 26. The forum,