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Australian Left Review No.63 March 1978

living in France discusses the current political situation there and the prospects for a victory of the left in the March elections. Our regular features Comment and Economic Notes examine some of the ... ideological impact o f the Gang: ‘not only must we settle accounts with the gang in the sphere of political and organisational line, we must also conduct criticism on the th eoretical plane o f philosophy

China After Mao

with the gang in the sphere of political and organisational line, we must also conduct criticism on the th eoretical plane o f philosophy, political economy, and scientific socialism, so as to eradicate ... September o f last year witnessed a series o f political events that, even by China’s standards, were quite exceptional. Is it possible at this relatively early stage to come to some preliminary understanding

Australian Left Review No.74 May 1980

Queensland political conjuncture; 3. It examines the way in which these same forces for economic restructuring have inflicted themselves upon that political conjuncture and explains (I hope) why Queensland has ... become a pacesetter for the reactionary offensive; 4. It looks at the actual state of political struggle over the last two years, particularly with regard to the civil liberties movement, and attempts to

The China Syndrome

European countries which have already adopted a democratic political sys­ tem, it is now all too clear that even after the overthrow of the communist parties, it is not easy to transform the economy into a ... . But such concerns have been near-absent in China. Here 1 am not thinking of Deng Xiaoping and the political hardliners, but rather the in­ creasingly influential intellectual elite and, in particular

China Shop: After Marx

political parties in Hungary are developing green policies. Vargha is associated with the Free Democrats and is critical of the Hungarian Green Party which he sees as too close to the com­ munists. I asked ... , "Are they marxist?" "No," he says. "It's many years since any political leaders in Hun­ gary even referred to marxism...it's an unuseful theory to manage our life. It's an artificial construction

The Force of Words

ber of in n ov ation s w ere at­ tem pted, the m ost im portant o f which were: The old Mao-style political cam ­ paign and M ao ist m ass lin e strategies have made a comeback as policing strategies ... was the city-based recidivist. By 1984 a new target emerged'—cityb a sed c rim in a ls w ho had been rounded up in the 1983 campaign against street crime and, after the 4 June disturbances, political

Kulcha: 1. Political? After a Fashion 2. China Correspondent 3. Show and Tell 4. The Year of Producing Dangerously

Political? After a Fashion K a te Stead wonders... arlier this year, the Sydney Morning H erald published an extract from a new novel called Fabulous Nobodies by Lee Tulloch. Already on the stands

Resistance, Revolution and Liberation: The East Timor People's Struggle for National Liberation

and political forces at play. Yet, just as it would be impossible to analyse occurrences between April 1974 and December 1975 in East Timor through the prism o fjournalistic observation before April ... context in which East Timor exists and the sp ecific ideological-p olitical influences which affected it as a Portuguese colony. In the global context, East Timor’s political awakening occurred in the

China Shop: The Moral Minority

Monaco. Ethics and leadership do not occur in a vacuum. If political leaders prefer the company of smart people, then most likely they will be brokers. Not people who face hard decisions making things ... , only the political leadership can act. And, so far as the ALP is concerned, that will mean talking to people they regard as traditional enemies. People who, probably, vote Liberal. Or, at least, aren't

A Small Matter of Truth

numerous "forbidden zones” and "dangers lurking at every turn". "Sometimes I just wanted to run away." He even speculates about the need for "political insurance” for China's reportage writers, if indeed any ... part: Writers must have the freedom to analyse, explain and publish their views on all aspects of Chinese reality both historical and present, in particular political incidents. For a party official to

Cambodia, Laos and the Vietnam War

left alone. The NLF has changed the character of the struggle to a political one and there will only be a political struggle for years to come. So the military affair is Cam bodia which becomes a ... election in 1972 and if he has not withdrawn all com bat troops by the time the convention is held in July 1972 he will be in a very shaky political position and may not win the election at all. H e has

China Shop: The Polish Bull

enterprises. But the stasis on the political level shields managers from the consequences of the macro-level reforms. Much of the anguish surrounding his actions has been that of old friends, comrades in

China Shop: Cringe Politics

despite the best efforts of our finest political and artistic minds that peculiarly Australian phenomenon, the cultural cringe, steadfastly refuses to roll over and play dead.

Technological Revolution - A Myth?

w orking class” at least u n d er socialist conditions (v. page 38). B ut his m isleading use of figures prom otes social a n d political blunders such as a belief in an im m in ent age of scientific ... practical solutions an d practical questions (theory) of grow th .” As every socialist knows, the only th in g ab o u t capitalist grow th th a t is “im p erativ e” is the political im perative to m ake a

Australian Left Review No.63 March 1978

living in France discusses the current political situation there and the prospects for a victory of the left in the March elections. Our regular features Comment and Economic Notes examine some of the ... ideological impact o f the Gang: ‘not only must we settle accounts with the gang in the sphere of political and organisational line, we must also conduct criticism on the th eoretical plane o f philosophy

Books: 1. Orbit of China 2. The Sun King 3. The Long Voyage 4. Australian Labor Relation Readings 5. The Psychology of Learning 6. The Commonwealth and the United Nations 7. The Strange Case of JFK Assassination Figures

em prun q u ite well. T h ey share a com m on b ackground an d m any ex­ periences. T h e character th a t em er­ ges is o u tstan d in g and, fo r m e, ut- J terly adm irable. M anuel is a political ... m an , one w ho has fo u g h t against Franco and w ho sees his political activity in terms | o f freedom . H e has never been more free th a n w hen h e was arrested. W hat “ le ft” of th e th irties

Film review: The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome. Director: James Bridges; Producer: Michael Douglas. China Syndrome arrives much ballyhooed, as an enthralling political thriller, overflowing with gripping action, desperate ... the film's highly political theme. ALR readers who heard Dale Bridenbaugh, the exGeneral Electric employee, on his lecture tour of Australia some time ago, will be familiar with the film's focus: an

Australian Left Review No.62 December 1977

is interesting to note that Chomsky, whose articles were once widely printed in such publications as The New York Review o f Books, now finds it very difficult to have his social and political analyses ... social and political analyses printed in such mainstream publications. Leonie Jackson, a student in Adelaide, writes a revealing analysis of why she isnot a socialist. We print the article because we

Australian Left Review No.62 December 1977

is interesting to note that Chomsky, whose articles were once widely printed in such publications as The New York Review o f Books, now finds it very difficult to have his social and political analyses ... social and political analyses printed in such mainstream publications. Leonie Jackson, a student in Adelaide, writes a revealing analysis of why she isnot a socialist. We print the article because we

Australian Left Review No.62 December 1977

is interesting to note that Chomsky, whose articles were once widely printed in such publications as The New York Review o f Books, now finds it very difficult to have his social and political analyses ... social and political analyses printed in such mainstream publications. Leonie Jackson, a student in Adelaide, writes a revealing analysis of why she isnot a socialist. We print the article because we