ASIA PACIFIC SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE
Sydney, Australia.
Tel: 61-(0)2-96901230
Fax: 61-(0)2-96901381
Email: apiaustralia@peg.apc.org

Participants Update No. 2 October 31, 1997.

The following organisations and individuals have indicated their intentions to participate in the conference. Additional confirmations will be broadcast as they come available. Papers by academics and researchers will be announced in January.

The conference will comprise a series of workshops, feature talks, panels, country reports plus a conference dinner and cabaret and cultural night. All sessions will be open to the public.

Bougainville Interim Government
All Burma Student Democratic Front
All Burma Students League (India and Thailand) [Maung Maung Naing, Australian Rep]
Jose Ramos Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate for East Timor
Mari Alkatiri, Foreign Affairs head, FRETILIN, Revolutionary Front for Independent East Timor
Peoples' Democratic Party (PRD) of Indonesia
Indonesian National Democratic Struggle Committee
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) of Australia
Dr Jayanta Rongpi, Member of Indian Parliament representing the Autonomous State Demand Committee, Assam. (A part of the progressive mass movement in India.)
Malaysian Peoples Party (PRM)
Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Union of Kanak and Exploited Workers (USTKE), New Caledonia
NewLabour Party (NLP) of New Zealand
Malik Miah, Solidarity (US) and Indonesia Alert!
Labour Party of Pakistan
Melanesian Solidarity (MELSOL), Papua New Guinea
Prof Francisco Nemenzo, founding chairman, Union for Socialist Ideas and Action (BISIG), the Philippines
Renato Constantino Jr., Chairman SANLAKAS democratic federation, the Philippines
Anna Maria Nemenzo, Vice-Chairman, AKBAYAN (Citizen's Action Party); National Co-ordinator, Women's Health Philippines Inc.
Campaign for Popular Democracy, Thailand
New Socialist Party of Sri Lanka (NSSP)
Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations
Free West Papua Movement (OPM)
Communist Youth League of Russia (KOMSOMNOL)

ISSUES and TOPICS
The struggle for democracy and the end of the Suharto dictatorship
Self-determination: East Timor, Sri Lanka, West Papua, Bougainville
Indigenous people's struggles and land rights in Australia and New Zealand
Labour and the struggle against neoliberalism
Neoliberalism and its social impact
APEC and counter-APEC
Asian Tigers and NICs _ who's benefiting, who's battling
Women's liberation, development and democratisation
NGOs, political movements and the universities
Democratisation, development and social class
Global capital's economic police _ the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade

Country Reports
Australia - Bougainville - Burma - China - East Timor - India - Japan - Indonesia - Malaysia - New Zealand - Pakistan - Papua New Guinea - Philippines - South Korea - Sri Lanka - Thailand - West Papua

ASIA PACIFIC SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE
APRIL 9 - 13, 1998 GLEBE HIGH SCHOOL, GLEBE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT: The conference secretariat in Australia is based in the national office of the Democratic Socialists, who will also be participants at the conference. Contact Max Lane,
P.O. Box 458, Broadway 2007, Australia.
Tel: 61-02-96901320; Fax: 61-02-96901381


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