By Boris Kagarlitsky MOSCOW — More than six months have passed since members and supporters of Russia's leading left groups — the Socialist Party, the Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists and a section of the former Communist Party's
Progress in case of framed US unionist By Paul Roberts "Congratulations on a great victory. Now let us expose the frame-up", said Tim Anderson, in a message to jailed US trade unionist Mark Curtis. Anderson was twice framed and twice
By Stephen Robson SYDNEY — Nguyen Thi Madame Binh, the president of the Vietnam Union of Peace, Solidarity and Friendship Organisations, visited Australia from February 14 to 21. Also part of the delegation was Tran Minh Quoc, the assistant
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Everybody knows January in Russia was a bad month. But just how bad? The figures are now coming in. According to the Russian State Committee on Statistics, retail trade turnover during January, measured in
Syrian political prisoners near death By Sean Malloy Abdul Aziz Al-Khayer and Bahjat Shaabu were arrested in Syria on February 1 for being leaders of the Communist Action Party, a progressive opposition group to the Syrian dictatorship.
Progress in talks with US By Stephen Robson Negotiations between Vietnam and the United States took place in Fiji from February 10 to 15. The US delegation included representatives from the State Department, Congress, the business community
By Colin Pemul Riau Province, Sumatra — The huge Kota Panjang hydro-electric power plant and dam project is currently under construction here. The project will flood 124 square km of land, including a 1000-year-old temple site, and
South Africa's new non-racial cricket administration, the United Cricket Board of South Africa, has agreed that the touring South African team is playing as "South Africa" not "Springboks", which has become a term associated with apartheid sport.
Gender studies launched in Prague By Sally Low PRAGUE — With the assistance of the New York-based Network of East-West Women, a project to provide resources for gender studies courses has been started by several Czech women. Currently