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By Simon Butler Most students, and much of the wider community, recognise that there is a crisis in tertiary education funding. The Howard government promotes the introduction of increased student fees and university privatisation as the only
Scottish Socialists make big gains in first year By Pamela Currie and Lisa Young GLASGOW — The phenomenal rise of the Scottish Socialist Party since its launch in October 1998 is an inspiration to socialists. A working example of socialist
New Realism, New Barbarism: Socialist Theory in the Era of GlobalizationBy Boris KagarlitskyTranslated by Renfrey ClarkePluto Press, 1999166 pp., $38.95 Review by Allen Myers This is the first of an intended three volumes aiming "to provide a
The MountainSteve Earle and the Del McCoury BandE-Squared RecordsOrder from <http://www.e2records.com/index2.html> Review by Bill Nevins "To listen to the radio, you'd think that all was well,/ But you and me and Cisco know, it's goin'
Rally in defence of refugees By Douglas Hawthorne SYDNEY — Evening shoppers in Parramatta's Church Street Mall on November 25 were greeted by a rally of 40 people protesting against the new anti-refugee law. Organised by Resistance, the
Timorese condemn Ruddock's 'hampering' of inquiry By Karen Fredericks BRISBANE — The spokesperson for the Brisbane East Timorese community has hit out at the refusal by federal immigration minister Philip Ruddock to grant the International
Pro-choice supporters link By Kamala Emanuel COOLUM, Queensland — Two hundred people participated in four days of plenaries, workshops and informal discussion at the international Abortion in Focus conference here on November 12-15. The
'Where did the opposition go?' By Richard Ingram "What ever happened to the federal opposition? There was talk about one shortly after the 1996 election, but nobody's heard a peep out of anything that could be called an opposition for months now.
Speech's arrested development HooplaSpeechTVT Records through Mushroom Review by Norm Dixon In the early 1990s, an unpretentious and very political hip hop band briefly achieved worldwide popularity. Arrested Development starkly contradicted the
Seafarers stop Adsteam tugs By Robert Darcy SYDNEY — Seafarers on Adsteam tugs struck on November 26 to oppose company attempts to cut crew numbers. Tugs operate with two deckhands, a master and an engineer; Adsteam wants the tug engineer to do
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
By Natalie Zirngast "The car has made the big city uninhabitable ... Thus, since cars have killed the city, we need faster cars to escape on superhighways to suburbs that are even farther away. What an impeccable circular argument: give us more