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Halt the bloody assault on Aceh!

The end of May saw the Indonesian military launch an all out offensive on Aceh. In a land, sea and air assault 40,000 troops and military police stormed into villages throughout the province. It was Indonesia’s largest military operation since the invasion of East Timor in 1975. The aim is to wipe out the estimated 5,000 guerrillas of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) who are fighting for independence. Read more...

Obituary - Wang Fan-hsi, 1907-2002

Wang Fan-hsi, a key leader of the Chinese Trotskyists has died. Peter Main surveys the life and struggles of the veteran Trotskyist Read more...

North Korea: USA forced onto the defensive - for now

"Why does the sinister regime in Pyongyang desire to run nuclear stations?” “How can we exclude the danger that North Korea might attack other countries?” US imperialism demands North Korea drop its nuclear programme and a number of bourgeois regimes in the region, like Russia, South Korea, China and Japan, also expressed their “concern” and their “hopes for a dialogue of North Korea with the international community". Read more...

Bali bombings: Who are the real terrorists?

Since the Bali bombing, which mainly killed young Australian holidaymakers, Australia has been drawn even more directly into the “war against terror". But the media refuse look at the role of the west in installing the Suharto regime in Indonesia which was responsible for terror on a much greater scale than the Bali bombing. Read more...

China: oil workers spearhead fight

Peter Main reports on a growing revolt against capitalist restoration which threatens market reforms Read more...

Membership of WTO signals new attacks on workers

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which was agreed in Geneva on Read more...

China joins the World Trade Organisation

China's accession to WTO on November 11 is a symbolic recognition that capitalism holds sway in the country and the beginning of a new stage in the consolidation of business power. Read more...

Wahid fights for his survival

President Abdurrahman Wahid's position was shaken after the Indonesian Parliament voted 393 to four to censure him for his involvement in two corruption scandals. Read more...

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