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Berlin strike against discrimination By Will Firth BERLIN — Monday-morning traffic in East Berlin and parts of West Berlin was seriously disrupted on September 9 by a warning strike of public transport workers. It was supported by the
By Sally Low PARIS — While the 10th anniversary in May of his election as president was an occasion for glowing eulogies to Socialist Party leader Francois Mitterrand, he and his party's government are now suffering from widespread
By Peter Annear The federal army is now an independent factor in the national conflict in Yugoslavia, Sonja Licht, co-convener of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, an eastern European peace and human rights watchdog, told Green Left Weekly in
By Ian Powell WELLINGTON — There has been a dramatic shift in the popularity of New Zealand's political parties. A Morgan Gallup opinion poll conducted last month recorded a striking increase in support for the left-wing NewLabour Party from
The South African Communist Party is debating its vision for a democratic and socialist South Africa and its role in bringing it about. A document called Building Workers' Power for Democratic Change — the draft manifesto of the SACP — is
The United Nations has appealed for $400 million in aid to help an estimated 22 million people affected by drought and civil war in the Horn of Africa. One of the countries worst afflicted is Sudan. The UN estimates that 8 million people in Sudan
Carmen Maclean Violating a United Nations peace plan, the Moroccan government has resumed its war against Western Sahara. Morocco first invaded Western Sahara in 1975. A cease-fire was due to come into effect on September 6. This was to be
By Peter Annear Following its September 8 referendum on independence, Macedonia could become a new flashpoint in the Yugoslav civil war. With a 75% turnout, 98% of voters favoured a sovereign and independent Macedonia which would have the right to
By Mikael Hidayat JAKARTA — Sana, 19, and a group of fellow Timorese workers first came here in hope of a life better than that to be found in Timor. Their expectations had been raised by the promise of jobs in a Jakarta hotel. The promise
By John Mettam "Cuban athletes have stunned their larger, richer neighbours", the International Herald Tribune reported in its coverage of last month's Pan American Games. In number of participants and countries represented, the Pan American
By Michele Lee On August 28, the village of Kijevo (population 1000), a Croat enclave in the middle of the so-called Serb Autonomous Region of Krajina, ceased to exist, having been razed to the ground by the Yugoslav army deploying aircraft, tanks
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — Among all the countries of Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia has been regarded as the most likely to succeed in the transition to a market economy. Its economy is stronger than others and it is not troubled by a massive
By Tony Iltis Two million people are at risk of famine in Ethiopia and Eritrea, reports David Armstrong of Community Aid Abroad, who recently returned from Ethiopia. The overthrow on May 28 of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, ending a 17-year
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — It was, one of the participants remarked, like a bizarre flashback to the early days of the Russian democratic movement in 1988. Opposite the city soviet building, beneath the outstretched arm of the equestrian statue
By Norm Dixon The United Nations General Assembly, which convened on September 17, has been asked to put on its agenda the US government's end crippling 30-year economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. The agenda will be
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Within weeks of the defeat of the August coup, important sections of the Russian democratic movement have come out in public opposition to actions of President Boris Yeltsin and his associates. In the second week of

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