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By Norm Dixon "Men, woman and children are dying for the lack of medicines because the Papua New Guinea government, supported by the Australian government, has blockaded Bougainville", Melbourne barrister Rosemary Gillespie told a press
Last week, there was rejoicing in the US at signs that the long recession might be coming to an end. But, writes WINIFRED WOLF, the withering of the US economy has reached a point which recalls the defeat of British industry as it drifted away
By Steve Painter The United States and Britain are ignoring international law in their insistence that Libya hand over two of its citizens for trial in Britain on charges arising from the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster. The affair took a dangerous
By Sean Malloy The United States is threatening new bombing raids and possibly other military action against Iraq. The pretext is the alleged Iraqi refusal to destroy factories capable of producing missiles, but the real stakes have more to do
Voice of America to displace Sri Lankan villagers By Norm Dixon Iranawila and Pambala are two poverty-stricken fishing villages on north-western coast of Sri Lanka. The people living here have relied on the sea for survival since before
By Peter Annear in Prague A Hungarian law lifting the 20-year statute of limitations on former Communist Party administrators has been overruled. Judges of the constitutional court unanimously rejected the legislation referred to them by, among
By Russell Anderson and Sally Low GENEVA — Late in the evening of March 4, while many delegates were out of the room, the chairperson of the 48th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights read out an unsigned statement of
By Mary Merkenich BOCHUM, Germany — Large sections of the German media have smelled blood, and now they are going for the kill. Tragically, in the case of one PDS (reformed communist party of the East) parliamentarian, this is literally the
By Craig Cormick It is no news that increased use of pesticides can lead to health problems, but a recent Philippines study has found this can in turn lead to decreased productivity. The use of dangerous pesticides has increased globally, as
By Steve Painter Britain could emerge from its April 9 general election with a minority government. While the ruling Conservatives are very unpopular in the midst of the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, Labour appears unable to

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