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Indonesia: Kong Tai workers protest By May Sari JAKARTA — Having failed to gain satisfaction from their employer or the Indonesian government, thousands workers from PT Kong Tai Indonesia protested outside parliament here on February 21. The
Old tricks from British Labour By Greg Harris LONDON — Tony Blair's Labour Party is under fire for a particularly crude manipulation of the selection process for its London mayoral candidate. Candidate Ken Livingstone was defeated despite
A hot French winter looms By Stan Demidjuk The new millennium in France has begun prophetically. Besides the snow, rain, tempests and storms, a wave of industrial and political action has swept across the country. France is in for a very hot
By Allen Myers PHNOM PENH — The Cambodian government is now awaiting the arrival of a team of United Nations legal experts to continue discussions on UN participation in a trial of former leaders of the Khmer Rouge (KR). This follows a "positive"
By Wolfgang Pomrehn KIEL, Germany — Anti-fascist protests hit many European cities on February 12 and 13. Protesters opposed the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative OeVP (Austrian People's Party) and the FPOe (Freedom Party of
Socialist Party of Timor holds first congress By Jon Land DILI — The Socialist Party of Timor (PST) held its first national congress here on February 10-11. The event marked an important stage in the development of the PST and the socialist
By Jon Land DILI — East Timorese workers at the floating Hotel Olympia and Amos W. complex have won better wages and conditions following a 24-hour sit-in strike. The action, which began on February 10, involved 40 hospitality and housekeeping
2,000,000 behind bars in the US Washington, DC — The Washington DC-based Justice Policy Institute (JPI) reported at the beginning of this month that on February 15, the United States jail population would top 2 million for the first time. Using
How long does it take to change a child's mind? The Cuban government has published, as a new booklet titled How long does it take to change the mind of a child?, a round table discussion with psychologists and other specialists reflecting on the
On February 7, Israel launched a devastating series of bombings against civilian areas in Lebanon, which injured 17 civilians and destroyed three major electrical power plants. The Israeli air strikes followed a series of successful military actions
Tube workers to contest London elections Tube workers to contest London election By Iggy Kim LONDON — On February 10, the Campaign Against Tube Privatisation (CATP) officially launched its slate of 11 candidates for the Greater London
The following is abridged from an open letter written by Juan Miguel Gonzalez, father of Elian Gonzalez, to US attorney-general Janet Reno and US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) commissioner Doris Meissner on February 14. It was