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On January 19, Access Economics interrupted the rosy consensus among economists that the Australian economy may avoid recession, arguing that the economy was already contracting and would fall into recession within the first three months of 2009.

The scientific evidence is conclusive. The delicate ecological balance of the planet is being destroyed.

The December release of the federal government’s climate policy left little room for doubt. Kevin Rudd — Mr 5% — is no friend of the climate movement.

The federal Labor government, in coordination with state and territory governments, is forcing Aboriginal communities to give up communal land ownership in exchange for future housing and infrastructure improvements.

“Things will get worse before they get better.” These were the shrewd words of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaking on January 20.

“American Revolution: The Fall of Wall Street and the Rise of Barack Obama”

By Kate Jennings

Quarterly Essay 32

Black Inc, 2008

132 pages, $15.95

Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia

By Camilo Mejia

The New Press, 2007

312 pages, $45 (hb)

The article below is abridged from a January 21 US Socialist Worker editorial, http://www.socialistworker.org.

The Long March — Pieces together the Long March of 1934, in which the Chinese Red Army broke out of their base in Jiangxi, southeast China, under attack by the ruling nationalist forces. Besieged by over a million nationalist soldiers, the

The below article is abridged from a January 19 statement from the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, visit http://www.cispes.org.

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