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Czechoslovakia's oldest party Established 130 years ago, in 1878, the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party sees itself as part of the 19th century tradition of European Social Democracy and as the oldest party still active in Czechoslovak
RONALD MOFOKENG is a worker at PG Glass in Johannesburg, a leader of the Chemical Workers Industrial Union, the treasurer of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and a member of the African National Congress and the South African
By Tom Jordan Although it has been largely ignored by the commercial media, there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of military resisters of the US and European armies who refused to participate in the Gulf War. According to the National Campaign
Persistent and often militant grassroots protests have re-emerged in Indonesia in the last 18 months. These protests have occurred in almost all provinces of the country and have involved peasants and workers as well as students. The emergence of
By Craig Cormick An independent US medical team has found that 170,000 Iraqi children may die this year from the delayed effects of the Gulf War. A study team from Harvard University, which toured Iraq in April and May, found that malnutrition
By Sally Low in Wroclaw and Warsaw "Solidarity has always been the umbrella that sheltered this government from the rain, but now we have closed the umbrella." In Wroclaw, the poster of a folded red and white umbrella advertised a two-hour strike
By Andrew Katelaris The use of trees from virgin forest in the production of paper is a phenomenon of the latter part of this century only, though paper itself has been an integral part of human civilisation for thousands of years. Common
By Norm Dixon Jim Beatson, a freelance journalist who writes regularly for Time and the UK Guardian, recently returned from a three-week stay in embattled Bougainville. Beatson reports that an uneasy calm prevails after the PNG government's
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — A hardening political differentiation among Czechoslovakia's parliamentary parties has turned the popular coalition that emerged in November 1989 and won elections the following June into a thing of the past. "Civic
By Peter Boyle Whoever planted the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi, be, this act of terror grows out of a seedbed of violent communalism that has come to dominate Indian political life. Since independence in 1947, Indian politics have been
Like many people in the former German Democratic Republic, HANNA BEHREND cannot find an appropriate term for the "events of 1989". An academic and feminist who has lived and worked in East Berlin for over 20 years, she says it "was a time when we
On her recent visit to Australia, Nidia Diaz of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front spoke to Green Left about the course of peace negotiations in El Salvador. What has been the outcome of the latest talks? The extreme right wing
By Jake Jagoff The clash between logging companies and the traditional landowners of Madang Province in Papua New Guinea escalated considerably starting on May 16, when the Gogol-Naru and North Coast landowners resumed blockades of Jant's
NEW YORK — A crowd of 1000 filled Stuyvesant High School auditorium on May 17 to hear former US attorney general Ramsey Clark outline 19 specific violations of international law committed by the United States and its allies in the Gulf War.
By Steve Painter and Dick Nichols "There's no right way to form a green party", says Steve Kisby, a leader of the Canadian Green Party who visited Australia for the Ecopolitics V conference at the beginning of April. "We had that debate in
UN rejects Fiji torturer Fijian army officer Captain Sotia Ponijiase has been ordered out of Kuwait after the United Nations discovered his recent conviction for kidnap and torture. Ponijiase was appointed a member of Fiji's contingent in the

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