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By Chawki Salhi ALGIERS — Arising first among the petty bourgeoisie, intellectuals of lower class origin and small traders, with the support of the traditionalist sectors of the middle bourgeoisie, fundamentalism has become a mass phenomenon.
Green information for government The Government Purchasing Project in the United States, founded by Ralph Nader, wants to hear from groups and individuals about innovative ways to make government a "green" consumer. It would like specific
By Peter Gellert MEXICO CITY — After an initial euphoria about possible beneficial effects of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mexico, the United States and Canada, many specialists in Mexican rural affairs and peasant leaders are
By Norm Dixon While the Indonesian government has yet to arrest or charge a single member of the military force responsible for the massacre of up to 180 people on November 12, at least 56 East Timorese remain in detention. Of the 56, 22
By Angela Matheson One night in September, 230 asylum seekers and up to 100 Vietnamese and African guest workers were evacuated under police escort after mobs of neo-Nazis laid siege to the apartment blocks where they lived in the east German
By Norm Dixon Delegates to the South African Communist Party's Eighth National Congress, the first held legally within the country for over 40 years, enthusiastically reaffirmed the party's vision of a democratic, socialist South Africa and
By Jack Colhoun The Olin Corporation shipped the last of 15 mercury cells from its closed chlor-alkali plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to the Electroquimica Pennwalt, S.A. (ELPESA) plant in Managua, Nicaragua, in early December. The closed
Puerto Rico still denied self-determination The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation has adopted a resolution urging the United States to establish as soon as possible a legal framework to enable the Puerto Rican people "to
By Dan Connell KEREN — The road to Keren, Eritrea's second largest city, is littered with the twisted, rusting remains of Ethiopian army vehicles — Fiat transports, heavy-duty Russian trucks, eight-wheeled BRDM-2 armoured cars and T-54 and
Radiation pollution in Gulf Construction companies and military clean-up personnel in the Persian Gulf are concerned about health risks from depleted uranium scattered by anti-tank shells. According to reports in the London Independent,

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