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power" or working class politics by Martin Thomas
"Why should Marxists want to narrow our appeal to "the workers", enrolling
people from other classes only to the extent that they rally behind the
working class? Why not seek a broader unity of "ordinary people"? Read
working class?" by Hal Draper - founder, Centre for Socialist History
"Why do socialists believe there is a special connection between their
own great goal of a new society and the interests of labour, this one
segment of society? Is it because we "idealize" workers as being better,
or more clever, or more honest, or more courageous, or more humanitarian,
than non-workers? - Isn't it rather true that the workers have time and
again followed reactionary courses and leaders and have by no means shown
any invariable affinity for progressive causes? ... Aren't they filled
with race prejudice ... ? If it is true that workers are "naturally" pro-socialist,
why is it they have made such a mess of things, voting for reactionaries
and fakers and supporting the status quo? ... " Read
to stop global warming will hit world's poor hardest by Bernard Teissier
As we go to press, representatives of the world's governments are meeting
at The Hague to discuss cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that
cause global warming. Read on.
2000, the Left and 'Drop the Debt' Workers should not pay the bosses'
debt by Colin Foster and Leon Parissi. Read
Chains by Riki Revolutskaya
Satellite crashes: pink dollar goes down Gay and lesbian media
are nowhere to be seen in Australia right now.
Put lives before drug profits. 50 or more people held a lively
rally and speak out on World AIDS day .Read
concentration camps! Freedom for everyone who comes to Australia to live
and work by Lynn Smith
Interview with Cyrus of the Iranian Refugee Associations Centre who arrived
in Australia 10 years ago as a political refugee from fundamentalist oppression
in Iran. Cyrus is now an Australian citizen and is fighting to assist
those who came here under the same conditions as he did... Read
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editorial - Israel
out of the occupied territories! Self-determination for the Palestinians! Two
nations, two states!
Unity of Palestinian
and Jewish workers key to lasting peace by Martin Thomas
The key reason for
the outbreak of violence in Israel and Palestine has been the increasing
frustration of Palestinians with the painfully slow progress of the "peace
process"...Others on the left look to the United Nations to secure justice
for the Palestinians, this is foolish.
How Barak lit
the flames by Reuven Kaminer an Israeli socialist living in Jerusalem.
For a just peace
and full equality, from Gush Shalom (part of the Israeli peace movement)
Barak plans "economic separation" against Palestinians.
It could become
like Bosnia by Michel Warshawski
An appeal from
In February of this year, we, a group of Palestinian academics and activists,
addressed an urgent call to the Israeli public.
Milosevic out not NATO! by Bob Myers, (of Workers' Aid)
Anyone with a scrap of humanity will cheer the defeat of Milosevic. He does
not bear sole responsibility for tearing Yugoslavia to bloody pieces, but his
role was central.
The S11/M1 Alliances
and class politics by Melissa White
"If S11 is going to start to become a real threat to class relations
as they presently stand, it is a backward move to want to disenfranchise
the anti-capitalist/anti-corporate movement from the unions ... it is
sheer arrogance to think this at the same time as one hopes to put on
a global general strike on, of all days, Mayday - the international workers'
day - and to think that this can be done without the full weight of working
class organisations in the form of trade unions behind it. But do the
DSP even believe it themselves? The ISO is little better."
So much for children's
needs by Janet Burstall
The Howard Federal government's new child support policy will increase conflict
between separated parents.
fight the McBosses: struggle to unionise food processing workers wins support
from Duma Deputies by Stan Crooke
Two years ago this month a dozen workers at the "McComplex" McDonald's
food-processing plant on the outskirts of Moscow decided to set up a trade
exposed by Martin Thomas
It is not just Nike. Evidence given to the European Parliament shows that their
rival Adidas is just as anti-worker. They subcontract the making of their brand
name footwear and clothes to Third World sweatshops.
Call this democracy? by Martin Thomas
Call this democracy? The fiasco of the US presidential election is not
just normal trouble as might arise in any democratic system with a narrow
Corporate power by Naomi Klein author of "No Logo "
Naomi Klein agreed to discuss the new anti-corporate/anti-capitalist movement
with Workers' Liberty. This article is the result of that interview