Doug Lorimer Iran's January 9 decision to reopen its uranium enrichment research facilities after a voluntary year-long suspension has been seized on by the US and its European Union allies to push for Iran to be referred by the UN's Vienna-based
Jean Paul Sartre: A LifeBy Annie Cohen-SolalThe New Press, 2005602 pages, $29.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON "Shoot Jean-Paul Sartre!" was the slogan of the 5000 ex-soldiers demonstrating in the Champs-Elysees in 1960 in support of France's war
Simon Butler, Newcastle In the days immediately following the racist riots in Cronulla late last year, text messages began circulating in Newcastle advertising a "Cronulla-style" rally at the local Nobby's Beach. Within 48 hours of receiving this
Marce Cameron, Sydney "Alan, it's not just a few Middle Eastern bastards at the weekend, it's thousands. Cronulla is a very long beach and it's been taken over by this scum. It's not a few causing trouble, it's all of them" - Sydney radio 2GB
Patrick Bond, Johannesburg Unless political elites change strategy and tactics in 2006, North-South relations will continue to degenerate. By the end of last year, opportunities ranging from rock concerts to summits and trade negotiations were
Lisa Macdonald, Sydney Delegates to the Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP) Congress adopted a resolution which commits the DSP to continuing to find the ways of uniting the left in campaigns to defend working people. The DSP and the Socialist
The United States of NothingWitten and directed by Stephen SewellStarring Roy Billing, Katrina Foster, Kristian Schmid and Amelia CormackWorld premiere at the SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, SydneyTo February 4 REVIEW BY HELEN JARVIS With his
The Sixth World Social Forum will be held in Caracas on January 24-29, and is expected to involve some 100,000 participants in more than 2000 events. Themes include "Power, politics and the fight for social emancipation" and "Imperial strategies and
Roberto Jorquera The National Assembly (AN) elections held on December 4 marked another significant step forward in Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution led by socialist president Hugo Chavez. Pro-Chavez candidates won all 167 seats, receiving nearly
Indigenous resistance to previous terror laws Nicole Watson When Captain Arthur Phillip unloaded his cargo in Sydney Cove on that fateful day in 1788, Indigenous people became the victims of a number of legal fictions. The first was terra


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