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Australia: race riots rock Sydney suburbs

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there have been several nights of violence on along the eastern beaches train line of suburban Sydney. Read more...

Australian anti-union laws pass Senate

Howard’s coalition government has succeeded in getting its anti-union, anti-working class legislation through the Senate. The Nationals’ senator Barnaby Joyce was again a pathetic attention seeker who of course made no effort to actually make any changes to the laws. Read more...

Hong Kong: 100,000 on democracy march

A report from the League member in Hong Kong on the demonstration.
It was big: reports vary from 40,000 to 250,000; I think 100,000 minimum. We left Victoria Park with the start of the demonstration at 3:00pm, and by mobile phone accounts people were still leaving the park at 5:30. There wasn’t enough room at the final assembly point for the whole of the march to squeeze in. Read more...

Australia: Only workers’ power can smash Howard’s attacks

600,000 workers demonstrated across Australia on 15 November against premier John Howard’s draconian anti-union laws. The demonstrations were the largest in Australian history with only one exception, the antiwar mobilisation of 15 February 2003. Read more...

Uzbekistan erupts

On Friday 13 May Uzbekistan armed forces opened fire on thousands of unarmed demonstrators including women and children in the eastern city of Andijan. It appears that some 500 people were killed. Rebellion spread on Saturday to the nearby town of Korasuv, where demonstrators opened a border crossing to Kyrgyzia. Read more...

Mass demonstrations in China

The Western media is full of reports of anti-Japanese demonstrations in China. But these are not the only signs of mass mobilisation in the last weeks. While nationalist marches have been tolerated by police, marches by workers and peasants are brutally repressed. Read more...

Krgyzstan: A revolution stolen from the people

A popular uprising in Kyrgyzstan has toppled the regime of President Askar Akayev. It brings to end his 15-year rule. Now this revolution is in danger of being stolen by rival cliques, each implicated in the crimes of the old regime. Read more...

Anti-war marches in Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne started the global anti-war demonstrations early with a rally and march on Friday March 18. The rally was lively, with over a thousand people, though this had dwindled to a few hundred by the time the march ended with a sit-in outside the main railway station. Read more...

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