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By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — On June 29, a flash flood overwhelmed a large sewage treatment plant near Kharkov, Ukraine's second-largest city. Sewage backed up, choking equipment and putting the plant out of action. Raw waste began pouring
The family farm will be superseded by agribusinesses as the basic unit of agriculture. ROGER RAVEN argues for a system of cooperatives to prevent that happening. There is still time to save the social structure of agriculture. That being
Health workers take action for wage rises, jobs By Kim Linden MELBOURNE — The Health Services Union of Australia (HSUA) imposed work bans on July 27 at several hospitals in Victoria for a 14% wage claim, job security and an
European MPs' protest against Chirac By Frances Kelly LONDON — When French President Jacques Chirac spoke in the European parliament on July 11, he was shouted down by MPs in protest at France's resumption of nuclear tests in
Local council prosecuted @9point = ADELAIDE — On July 24, the Kingscote district council was found guilty of contravening section 26 of the Native Vegetation Act as a result of clearing roadside vegetation on Kangaroo Island between
By Jennifer Thompson SYDNEY — Reports in the July 29-30 Australian, which indicate that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has admitted that it had more than one spy in Ananda Marga at the time of the February 1978
@column = At the end of June, Green Left Weekly sent a letter to each of our subscribers. In the letter, we pointed out that the end of the financial year was approaching, and that we were behind schedule on our fundraising. We needed to draw on the
By Lisa Macdonald "Nowadays, being green is seen as a core political value, even at the conservative end of politics", says the cover article in the July 25 issue of the Bulletin, titled "The Green Smokescreen". We are all green now, says
Sex work decriminalisation defeated By Penny Saunders ADELAIDE — The Brindal bills to decriminalise prostitution were defeated in the SA parliament on July 27, by a vote of 16-28. Sex workers will continue their
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

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