February 23 1965: Thirty students are escorted out of Moree, NSW, after protesting discrimination against Aborigines using the town's swimming pool. February 24 1834: Six Tolpuddle Martyrs are arrested for organising a union and are deported
Matt Preston & Sarah Peart, Glasgow More than 400 delegates braved the Scottish winter to attend the annual conference of the Scottish Socialist Party, taking place in Perth on February 12-13. The conference was marked by diverse and wide-ranging
Iranian workers are circulating a petition calling for the right to form independent unions. The petition campaign was sparked by the recent passage of a law exempting small business employers from the country's Labour Law, and by attempts to deny
Pip Hinman Hasn't Labor worked out its position in the case of Mamdouh Habib's innocence? Or is it deliberately sending out mixed signals? Perhaps it's a bit of both. But what's disturbing is that the main line coming from the newly installed
Gunned down on February 21, 1965, at age 39, Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) evolved from a street-wise hoodlum to become one of the most prominent and militant leaders of the African-American struggle against racist oppression. A few weeks before
BY ELSY FORS HAVANA — Broadway may have dimmed its bright lights in respectful farewell to one of its greatest playwrights, but Arthur Miller, dead at 89, is praised and recognised the world over, including in Cuba, where his visit in the year
Dr Salam Ismael took aid to Fallujah in January. This account of his experiences is reprinted from British Socialist Worker, available at <http://www.socialistworker.co.uk>. It was the smell that first hit me, a smell that is difficult to
Jon Lamb, Darwin Civil rights and legal advocates have been angered by the cruel treatment of four Aboriginal teenagers, who were driven 1000 kilometres in the rear steel cage of a police wagon at high speed without breaks. The four were detained
Boris Kagarlitsky, Moscow Nineteen State Duma deputies have petitioned the prosecutor-general to ban Jews. The letter was published on January 27, right on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and coincided with President Vladimir Putin's
West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto — Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?By Professor Peter KingUniversity of NSW Press, 2004240 pages, $40 (pb) REVIEW BY PAUL BROWNRIGG The island of New Guinea, our northern neighbour, is a tremendously rich


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