Workers' Liberty 27, February 1996

Monthly survey AWL Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:57

Russia after the elections (interview with Boris Kagarlitsky)
Hopes and fears in Bosnia (Chris Reynolds)
Oppose the Asylum Bill! (Dale Street)
Who backs Scargills SLP? (Tom Willis)
Stalemate in N.Ireland. Why? (John O' Brien)
Defend Nigerias workers! Mark (Sandell)
Blackboard jungles: why school violence?

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Editorial AWL Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:49

Scottish postal workers' strike
For a Labour government in '96!
The arms merchant rules – ok?
Scargills 'Socialist Labour Party' – a stillborn stalinist sect
Organising the socialists

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The Australian Labor Party and the Australian left

Submitted by Matthew on 15 November, 2010 - 10:27 Author: Roger Clarke

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) celebrated its centenary in 1991, in its fourth consecutive term of national office - it went on to win a fifth term. Measured by the criterion of years in office, the ALP has been remarkably successful; yet it has always disappointed those of its supporters who expected an ALP government to bring about a more equal society. In the preface to his history of the ALP, Ross McMullin writes: “A recurring theme is the tension between what the ALP’s prominent politicians were doing or not doing, and what the rank-and-file wanted them to be doing.”