[Marxism] Burma's long struggle for democracy - Green Left Weekly #726 October 3, 2007

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Green Left Weekly #726 October 3, 2007
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Burma's long struggle for democracy
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37664>

BURMA: What began on August 15 as protests against escalating fuel and
transport prices and deteriorating economic conditions has developed
into a mass uprising in Burma. From September 17, mobilisations by
Buddhist monks and nuns emboldened thousands of Burmese to take to the
streets in the largest protests since the pro-democracy uprising in 1988
that was brutally crushed, with over 3000 people killed, by the military
regime that has ruled Burma since 1962.

Burma pro-democracy protests supported
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37669>
Socialists support Burmese democracy struggle
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37656>

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strengthen international coordination and solidarity with those fighting
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Venezuela: Revolution brings massive social gains
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37678>

VENEZUELA: “The Venezuelan economy in the Chavez years”, a study
released in July by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, reveals
massive social gains for the poor and working people in Venezuela as a
result of the pro-people polices promoted by the government of socialist
President Hugo Chavez. The study, by Mark Weisbrot and Luis Sandoval,
also provides a detailed look at the state of the Venezuelan economy,
which has experienced significant economic growth. The authors argue
that, contrary to suggestions widely made in the corporate media (which
the authors refer to as “conventional wisdom”), this growth is unlikely
to end any time soon.

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International News

#Burma's long struggle for democracy
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37664>
#Venezuela: Revolution brings massive social gains
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37678>
#Peru: How Cuba's solidarity makes a difference
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37642>
#Colombia: Montoya, the AUC & Washington
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37651>
#East Timor: Activists and victims call for justice
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37650>
#Cuba: Global support for the Cuban 5 grows
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37643>
#Iraq: Maliki backs down on US mercenary firm
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37639>
#Malaysian lawyers’ march defies police blockades
#Israel, US reject call for nuke-free region
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37640>
#Pakistan left leader arrested again
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37648>
#Israel prepares for possible Gaza invasion
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37652>
#Taiwan: Referendum in sight after UN bid failed
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37647>
#Tamil refugees `must be resettled in Australia'
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37666>

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Comment & Analysis

#Letters to the Editor <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37654>
#Che Guevara: They can kill the revolutionary, but never the revolution
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37660>
#Young people are getting screwed over at work
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37661>
#Join the Socialist Alliance <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37658>
#A land of deep and abiding racism
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37662>
#Carbon trading is no solution to climate change
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37653>
#Community fights for public education in Sydney's west
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37667>
#Environmental failure means job losses
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37675>
#Howard announces feeble renewable energy target
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37659>
#Howard's 'clean energy target' a sham
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37657>
#Protest against new nuclear institute
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37655>
#Socialists support Burmese democracy struggle
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37656>

Australian News

#Defiant Victorian unionists put politicians on guard
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37665>
#Hugo Chavez to visit Australia <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37679>
#Burma pro-democracy protests supported
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37669>
#Carers face 'Oliver Twist begging bowl'
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37663>
#Cops assault McArthur Express workers
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37671>
#NSW Labor government pushes power privatisation
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37668>
#Labor, Liberals block inquiry into APEC police role
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37674>
#John Pilger: 'My most optimistic film'
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37677>
#Save posties' jobs! <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37670>
#Tamil activists' committal hearing begins
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37673>
#Worker threatened for exposing low wages
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37676>

Cultural Dissent

#Capital's crimelords -- Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the
Global Rise of Organised Crime By Michael Woodiwiss Constable, 2005
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37641>
#Get to know your local ruling class -- Capitalist Networks and Social
Power in Australia and New Zealand By Georgina Murray Ashgate, 2006
<http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37644>
#Delicious sedition -- Seditious Delicious — A Portrait of John Howard
Erwin Rado Theatre <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37645>
#Poem: To the women of Bolivia <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/726/37646>

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