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By Michael Garay President Fidel Ramos opened the 10th Congress on July 24 with the executive's traditional "state of the nation address" in a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. At the same time, 80,000 people
By Eva Cheng The drastically changed balance of forces and increasing contradictions between US and Japanese capitalism have cast a serious doubt on the future of the US-Japan Security Treaty. This pact has played a central part in the
Toxic tour highlights radioactive danger By Shane McArthur ADELAIDE — On July 23, more than 50 people joined a "toxic tour", organised by the environmental group Praxis, to highlight the dangers of long-term radioactive
East Timorese youths arrested and tortured By James Balowski On July 24, activists from the newly formed organisation Indonesian Pro-democracy Movement and Maubere People's Independence (SPRIM) informed Green Left Weekly that
August 28 is National Landmines Day. One in three nations has been mined, and up to 70 people a day are being killed as a result of landmines. The number of individuals maimed or killed by landmines in peacetime is as high as 2500 per month. For
By Belinda O'Dwyer and Marty Branagan "Lies, lies, how can you tell so many lies?"* Deforest industry is lying. Backed by the mega money power of corporate ogres like Boral and Daishowa, the National Association of Forest Industries
By Philippa Smith SYDNEY — The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) is coming under fire for a controversial proposal to restrict its membership to gays and lesbians prepared to be "outed" or named publicly. SGLMG is the
Third accident at BHP steelworks By Margaret Allan NEWCASTLE — The third serious accident in four months occurred at the BHP steelworks on July 24. Unlike the earlier accidents, no-one was killed, although three men were
@9point = The Story of Pop: Young, Loud and Snotty — Britain's youth by the late '70s found traditional rock music devoid of rebellion, so when the Sex Pistols burst on the scene with what became known as punk music, it was an overnight sensation.
By Phil Shannon Most people now agree that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 50 years ago was a tragedy. But for 50 years, the myth that it was also necessary has been argued by political and military supporters of nuclear weapons. All

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