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Trade unions protest at Fiji's coup

Trade unions in Fiji staged a one day strike and demonstration on 22 May against the coup attempt by Fijian nationalist George Speight. Read more...

Workers resist drive towards capitalism

Striking Chinese miners occupied a town and fought street battles with police for three days in February. The occupation of Yangjiazhangzi, in China's north eastern province of Liaoning, was only brought to an end after detachments of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) forced the 20,000 workers to retreat. Read more...

UN parties while Timorese starve

WHEN UN SECRETARY General Kofi Anan recently visited East Timor he was treated to a feast served in a restaurant that now stands on the ruins of a burnt-out house. Read more...

Support East Timor's fight for independence!

In East Timor thousands of unarmed civilians are being massacred and driven from their homes. Read more...

East Asia: crisis spurns revolution

East Asia was hailed as the most dynamic region of the capitalist world in the early 1990s showing the rest of the "emerging markets" the shape of their own future. Now, as Michael Proebsting reports, that future is likely to be rather different as slump provokes misery and revolutionary crises. Read more...

The Indonesian revolution has begun

The ousting of Suharto marks the beginning, not the end, of the Indonesian revolution. For nearly a third of a century he exercised an iron grip on this vast country of 210 million people.

The coalescence of a student-led movement for democracy with a revolt of the urban masses against the economic crisis and the IMF austerity measures, brought about his downfall.

However, Suharto's replacement by his vice-president Jusuf Habibie is an attempt to save the bureaucratic military regime not to replace it with a democratic one.

It is an attempt to head off revolution. Read more...

Australian Aborigines fight racist attacks on land rights

A new land law proposes the Aboriginal people must demonstrate an “unbroken physical connection” with the land to be able to claim title to it. As Lloyd Cox shows the recent racist hysteria about native title is in “unbroken physical” with two centuries of attempted genocide of the Aboriginal people and their resistance to it. Read more...

Indonesia 1965 - The road to a bloodbath

With the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, old parties and old programmes will resurface. In the heat of battle a new generation of activists will have to learn from tragedies. Read more...

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