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By Tracy Sorensen DARWIN — The Australian government should stop trying to delay the inevitable and recognise East Timor's right to independence, Fretilin's representative in Australia, Alfredo Ferreira, told Green Left in an interview here
US gay and lesbian solidarity with Cuba By Kim Spurway "The struggle for lesbian and gay liberation must be a struggle against racism, poverty and sexism. It is a struggle for equal access to health care, education and human rights. I believe
Antiwar actions in Serbia By Joe Hanlon More than 85,000 Serbians have signed a petition calling for a referendum on whether Serbs should fight Croatians. Under the Serbian constitution, when the total passes 100,000 — probably in late
California Greens registered The California Green Party has signed up more than the 80,000 voters needed to give it ballot status under the state's electoral laws. The registration campaign took 18 months. "Californians now have an
Business as usual By Norm Dixon In a quiet ceremony on January 6, Australia and Indonesia agreed to four new contracts to explore for oil in the Timor Sea. The two governments signed contracts with oil-exploration groups BHP Petroleum and
Border guards convicted By Bryan R. Thomas BONN — Two former East German border guards were pronounced guilty of manslaughter on January 20 for shooting dead Chris Gueffroy when he attempted to escape over the Berlin Wall. Gueffroy, a
By Karen Wald HAVANA — Thirty years after the missile crisis that led the world to the brink of nuclear war ended with a pledge by the US government that it would not invade Cuba nor encourage those who wished to do so, two separate actions
By Emlyn Jones Jaime Tadeo, "Ka Jimmy", is the chairperson of the KMP, the peasant movement of the Philippines. He is currently in prison, serving an 18-year sentence on frame-up charges. In 1979 Tadeo resigned from his job in the National
By Jolyon Campbell Despite diplomatic recognition by the countries of the European Community and others including Australia, one-third of Croatia remains occupied, and sporadic fighting continues. Green Left spoke to journalist Alemka Mirkovic
Ku Klux Klan in Germany By Angela Matheson Racism is on the rise in Germany. The magazine Der Spiegel published a poll last week showing that one in three Germans believe the Jews contributed, in part, to their mass extermination by the Nazis
By John C. Brittain PORT-AU-PRINCE — "There will be no real Christmas here this year", says the owner of an elegant hilltop hotel with a scenic view of this Haitian capital. The innkeeper is speaking of the unstable political and economic
By Max Elbaum CLEVELAND — The most polarised and dramatic Communist Party USA convention in at least 35 years ended in two starkly different ways here on December 8. In the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton City Center — guarded by numerous
PRAGUE — The Palestinian ambassador to Czechoslovakia, SAMEEH ABDUL FATTAH, spoke to PETER ANNEAR on November 30, the day of International Solidarity with the Palestinian People. How do you assess the Palestinian position in the current
By Steve Painter The United States and British governments have rejected Libyan government proposals for the World Court or another independent international tribunal to investigate charges against two Libyan nationals over the 1988 Lockerbie
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In the space of a few weeks from mid-December, the Russian Federation is to make a crash transition to an open, deregulated market economy. This shift will crown the Russian government's program of economic "reforms",
By Peter Annear MOSCOW — "As economic laws operate, it is very difficult to work out what laws are governing the defence of labour" under the new "democratic" system, says Mikhail Nagaitsev, vice-president of the Moscow Federation of Trade

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