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Call for Aceh investigation The US-based human rights monitoring group Asia Watch has called for a full investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the Indonesian territory of Aceh. The Indonesian military has adopted a shoot-to-kill
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
By Linda Paric Whatever the outcome of the referendum on independence held on February 29 and March 1 in Bosnia and Hercegovina, many fear that a long and bloody war will be the final result. In a republic one-eighth the size of Victoria,
By Norm Dixon "We have made tremendous progress in the direction of transforming South Africa into a democracy. In the very foreseeable future, we are going to see a new constitution in the country. We are going to see the transfer of power
By Sally Low VIENNA — While concern over the rise of racism and the far right in Austria is justifiably mounting, there are also encouraging signs of the potential for a progressive counteroffensive. With 22.5%, the populist right Freedom
Market triumph KALININGRAD — Unusually cheap cocaine, only 20 roubles (20 US cents) a gram has appeared on the local black market here. Experts from drug circles supposed that this is the work of Polish colleagues, who attempted to conquer
Recently returned from three months in Phnom Penh, HELEN JARVIS describes the problems facing Cambodia as it attempts to implement the peace agreement signed in Paris last October. On December 16, welcoming Australian foreign minister Gareth
The following statement was sent to John McGill, POW Officer of Australian Aid for Ireland (WA Branch) by MARY MCARDLE, an Irish Republican prisoner of war in Maghaberry jail in occupied Ireland. We the women POWs of Maghaberry Gaol would like
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

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