By Norm Dixon Essop Pahad, 54, first became politically active in the Transvaal Indian Congress in the late 1950s and was elected to its executive in the early 1960s, after which he was detained and then banned. He is a member of the Central
New report on Dili massacre LISBON — A new report demonstrates that the death toll in the November 12, 1991, massacre of civilians in Dili greatly exceeded the Indonesian government's claim of 50 killed and 90 "missing". The report,
An emergency situation continues in the regions of Nicaragua devastated by a tidal wave on September 2, according to reports from the Augusto Cesar Sandino Foundation (FACS). Thirty-seven communities and villages, and 16,913 people, were
Thousands of Guatemalan refugees in Mexico are thinking of returning home. MIKE KAY reports from Guatemala. In 1981 the military regime of General Lucas Garcia began what was, even by Guatemalan standards, an incredibly brutal counterinsurgency
By Susan Price and Sean Malloy Joss Debrecery is a member of the New Zealand NewLabour Party and a student at Otago university. During a recent visit to Australia, Joss attended the Resistance national conference in Melbourne and the Students,
Move to impeach Brazilian president RIO DE JANEIRO — A formal request for President Fernando Collor de Mello's removal from the presidency was presented to the national Congress on September 1 by leaders of Brazil's press and bar
Polish workers fear foreign takeovers By Anne Olson WARSAW — when a high-level US mission arrived here recently to determine why there is not more foreign investment in Poland, there was a single recurring complaint: the investors felt
IMF loan to Albania The IMF on August 26 announced approval of a $US29 million loan to Albania — its first since Albania became a member last October. The announcement said that the country's economy had suffered such collapse since 1990 that
By Lenore Tardif Mark Deasey has worked with Quaker Service Australia in Cambodia for the past four years. Back in Australia, he talked to Green Left Weekly about the changes he has witnessed and his view of the peace process. "When I
Lebanon vote shakes Syrian influence By Sean Malloy Voting in the recent Lebanese elections underlined the nation's desire for political independence. Results so far show a large swing against pro-Syrian candidates and towards supporters of


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