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Summer/Autumn 2002

Appreciation from Pakistani women Warmest greetings from the Working Women’s Organisation of Pakistan. Please accept a bundle of thanks from WWO for the Radical Women Manifesto and the new issue of the Freedom Socialist Bulletin. Publications like the Freedom Socialist Bulletin are playing an  important role in building international workers’ solidarity by presenting a real… Read more »

The right to dissent — use it, before we lose it!

Summer/Autumn 2002

Alert! The Howard government plans to use the climate of fear resulting from the September 11 attacks in the United States to follow the lead of Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S. It plans to introduce repressive laws designed to outlaw dissent. They must be stopped. Cabinet has announced draft Australian legislation… Read more »

Federal Elections 2001: Sixty-four days promoting bold solutions to capitalism

Summer/Autumn 2002

Day 1: I’ve been preselected and I’m now officially the lead Socialist Alliance Senate Candidate for Victoria. I know the weeks ahead will be challenging and rewarding because I’ll have the opportunity to speak about socialism to people who’ve never thought about the concept before. My Senate running mates are Sarah Peart from the Democratic… Read more »

Refugee Women: Desperate but Defiant!

Summer/Autumn 2002

Five hundred and eighty-two refugee children, some of them alone, some of them orphaned, are incarcerated in concentration camps. Their only offence is to seek a new life, free from war, or State persecution, or poverty. Some have been tortured by their guards, others sexually abused. All are desperately traumatised by their disgraceful treatment. And… Read more »

New Palestinian leadership needed to counter Israeli State Terrorism!

Summer/Autumn 2002

During the first year of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, sparked on 29 September 2000, 560 Palestinians — 472 of them civilians, including 140 children — were killed by the Israeli army and settlers.  According to the Red Crescent Society, more than 15,000 Palestinians were also wounded, and 25 people died at border check points while being… Read more »

The Ombudsman must go!

Winter/Spring 2001

The Victorian Ombudsman, Dr Barry Perry, has produced a disgraceful report, giving police the green light to bash protesters who participate in mass blockades. Nine months to the day after the brutal assault by police on those protesting the World Economic Forum meeting, the Ombudsman presented his initial report in State Parliament. On the fundamental… Read more »

Finish the fight to stop Jabiluka!

Winter/Spring 2001

The fight to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine is close to victory. Rio Tinto, the new owner which took over North Limited, has announced that the mine will not be developed without the consent of the Aboriginal owners. The Mirrar people, led by feisty senior custodian Yvonne Margarula and activist Jacquie Katona, are rock solid… Read more »

Formation of Socialist Alliance: A historic step forward for Left

Winter/Spring 2001

The Freedom Socialist Party has long advocated a socialist electoral alternative in Australia and we are very proud of our efforts to date. The urgent need to put fresh socialist solutions before voters at election time — a time when the majority of people are thinking about politics — is why we have actively supported… Read more »

Quebec City: a first-hand account

Winter/Spring 2001

In April, I was one of thousands of people who flocked to Quebec City to march against the Summit of the Americas, the first meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Thousands more, including comrades of mine in the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women, turned out in solidarity at the border… Read more »