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The following is based on the Socialist Alliance’s campaign leaflet for the September 6 Western Australian election.
PERTH — “The Cuban people work in the interests of humanity. They do not work only for themselves, but for the wellbeing of the people of the world”, Hilda Chacon, Asia-Pacific representative of the Cuban Federation of Workers, told an audience of around 30 at an Australia-Cuba Friendship Society function on August 18.
Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles: A History
By Greg Buckman
Jacuna, 2008
272 pages, $29.95
PERTH — With a state election set for September 6, the WA Labor government last week pledged a four-year extension of the current moratorium on GM (genetically modified) crops and a limit on GM canola trials to 10 hectares.
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Love War & Peace
Featuring the Sydney Soloists
September 1, 7pm, Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets $25
Bookings http://www.cityrecitalhall.com or (02) 8256 2223
Succumb
Music by David Bridie
Liberation Music
11 tracks, $26.99
Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency action
By David Spratt & Philip Sutton
Scribe Publications, 2008
320 pages, $27.95
When you see the line-up of candidates running for Newcastle council in the September 13 elections, you notice the average demographic is seriously out of whack with that of the region.
“We are the creditors!” insist a new layer of African social activists, victimised by the ongoing Third World debt crisis but now gathered to fight back.
The owner of Fundimeca, an air conditioning factory in Valencia, Carabobo, is waging an intense campaign of terror and intimidation against the factory’s work force.
The Sri Lankan government’s war against the Tamil people is intensifying.