Issue 22

p>by John Percy

John Percy is the national secretary of the Democratic Socialist Party, which hosted the conference.

By Boris Kagarlitsky

By Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond is the author of two recent books: Unsustainable South Africa: Environment, Development and Social Protest and Fanon's Warning: A Civil Society Reader on the New Partnership for Africa's Development. Both are available from Africa World Press ( His 2001 book Against Global Apartheid: South Africa meets the World Bank, IMF and International Finance, will be republished by Zed Press this year, as will a new edition of Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa from Pluto Press.

By Michael Alexandros

This article is taken from the June 2002 international edition of Pembebasan, published by the People's Democratic Party (PRD) of Indonesia.

By Malik Miah, Barry Sheppard and Caroline Lund.

All are members of the US socialist organisation Solidarity.

by Dipankar Bhattacharya

Dipankar Bhattacharya is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). This is the text of the keynote address delivered at the inaugural session of the Second Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference held in Sydney from 29 March to 1 April, 2002.

Many of the articles in this issue relate to the US war drive and the changing politics of the post-September 11 world; two address the topic very directly. "A war to defeat, a world to win" was the first keynote speech at the second Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference held in Sydney at the end of March and beginning of April.