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Vulgar Marxism "I wonder sometimes whether Hewson is a closet Marxist, because what Marx said was that all life was a combination of economic relationships." — Federal Labor Party president-elect Barry Jones in ill-informed attempt to get at
FOE condemns ANSTO amendment SYDNEY — Friends of the Earth has written an urgent request to the federal government to repeal the ANSTO Amendment Act. The recent act exempts the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation from state
By Sri Kandi PHNOM PENH — Nine months after the Paris peace accords were signed, peace still eludes Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge have used the past nine months to try to extend their control through military advances and guerilla penetration of
Tokyo Two A play by Open Cities Written and performed by Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch At the Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne, until August 2 Reviewed by Peter Boyle Against a black backdrop, a long glass tabletop is supported by several
The Other Economic Summit By Bryan R. Thomas MUNICH — A more positive, "shadow" summit took place some 10 minutes by foot from where the Group of Seven (G7) were meeting. The Other Economic Summit (TOES), sponsored by the German Greens,
By Catherine Brown MUNICH — More than 2000 people from across Europe attended the International Solidarity Conference held here on July 3 in opposition to the G7 Economic Summit. Despite attempts by the conservative Bavarian government to
Cotton pickin' in Rozelle By Col Hesse SYDNEY — "Back to the Roots: A Celebration of Blues and Acoustic Music", at the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle on July 19, featured 10 different groups and individual performers. With the exception of the
Light, heat, quick and convenient transport, power for industry: energy is a usually unnoticed but essential component of just about everything we do. In economically developed countries such as Australia, we use more energy to support our
By Marcelo Meir Even though the Labor Party currently holds a majority of seats in the Knesset — with the left liberal coalition Meretz, the Communist Party and the Arab Democratic List — its leader, Yitzhak Rabin, has said that to
SE forests blockade discontinued By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — The anti-logging blockade in coupe 922 of the south-east forests near Eden is over for the time being. Campaigners say it raised public awareness of the struggle to preserve
Little is known, outside of Serbia, about the oppositional movements challenging the Slobodan Milosevic government from within. On July 1 Green Left Weekly correspondents FRANK NOAKES and PETER ANNEAR spoke with MLADEN LAZIC, professor of
Grey-haired youth representatives By John Smith CANBERRA — Prominent at the jobs summit was an organisation that most people had not heard of before: the Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition (AYPAC). The young people who attended
By Nicola Haywood At the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, Pete Seeger introduced a new "topical" singer to the crowd of 37,000 people. Sick with nerves, the 22-year-old Phil Ochs came out onto the stage and performed two songs he'd written
The South Australian Superannuation Fund Investment Trust (SASFIT) is losing money because the Bannon government has been using it to shore up unsafe and military-based investments. Investigations carried out by the ABC point to a negative
By Sean Malloy CANBERRA — The July 22 youth jobs summit took a step forward the Keating government's plans to hide youth unemployment under compulsory "training" and starvation level wages. The gathering formalised proposals outlined in the
East Germans organise for justice By Catherine Brown MUNICH — "After the euphoria of the year 1990, many people in eastern Germany feel they are second-class citizens, marginalised politically, economically, socially and culturally",

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