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Norm Dixon The African National Congress-led Johannesburg City Council is attempting to evict two of South Africa's leading activist organisations from their premises in the city's Newtown arts precinct. On July 1, more than 50 activists gathered
My Life is an extraordinary book that should be read and reread by every socialist. Of course, we mean My Life by the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. My Life by Bill Clinton, on the other hand, is a pompous piece of junk — lies and distortions
Eva Cheng Members and sympathisers of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, who have been leading grassroots worker and peasant struggles have been under increasing attack in the states of Bihar and Assam. In the northern
Dale Mills The ACT became the first Australian state or territory to benefit from a rights bill on July 1, when the Human Rights Act came into effect. Every country in the developed world, except Australia, has some sort of bill of rights. The
REVIEW BY JIM MCILROY Radical Brisbane: An unruly historyEdited by Raymond Evans & Carole FerrierVulgar Press, Melbourne 2004329 pages, pb, $50Available from <http://www.vulgar.com.au> Radical Brisbane: An unruly history is a timely
Lalitha Chelliah We can spend many hours discussing the atrocities that have taken place and are taking place in Iraq. The USA, after a Clayton's hand-over, will continue to exert its power in Iraq — no-one doubts that, especially the USA. The
Tom's first big political action was in 1981, when he was arrested for obstructing bulldozers on Mount Nardi in what is now Nightcap National Park. A campaigner on environment and social justice issues since the Franklin River campaign, Tom has
Zoe has been fighting for social and global justice since 1998 when she helped blockade the Jabiluka Uranium Mine in Kakadu national park. "The world is only going to get better if we organise for it to do so", she said. One of her inspirations are
Water, The Drop Of Life: A Price To Pay — Reveals the nature and politics of water transportation, and its impact on a growing number of people and enterprises around the world. SBS, Friday, July 9, 1pm. Message Stick: Aden Ridgeway — In 1999,
Kamala Emanuel, Hobart Hundreds of Tasmanian casino workers struck for 24 hours on July 3. A mass rally and march at Hobart's Wrest Point Casino attracted 150 workers and their supporters. This was the first state-wide strike ever held against
Jim Green The Coalition government's campaign to build a national nuclear waste dump in South Australia is going from bad to worse. The government has been subjected to a barrage of friendly fire in recent months, in the form of strong criticism
Sarah Stephen On June 24, a mosque in Melbourne suffered an arson attack. The following day, a Muslim prayer hall in the north-western Sydney suburb of Annangrove was vandalised. Pig's heads were put on spikes outside the hall and offal was smeared