By Allen Myers Since elections to Cambodia's National Assembly were held on July 26, leaders of the two losing opposition parties — Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party — have campaigned against the result, charging that the government used
An 11-day national strike for shorter hours, from April 27 to May 7, was the first industrial action of this kind in Denmark since 1986. Green Left Weekly's MARGARET ALLAN spoke to JÜRGEN ARBO about the aftermath of the strike. Arbo is a
Xanana denies BHP meeting Xanana Gusmao, the imprisoned leader of the East Timorese resistance, has rejected an article in the August 20 Sydney Morning Herald which reported that a high level BHP petroleum representative recently met with him in
By Max Lane On August 10, Indonesia's State Administrative Court upheld an appeal by Budiman Sujatmiko, as president of the People's Democratic Party (PRD), against a ministerial regulation banning the PRD and its affiliated mass organisations. The
Labour Party formed in Sindh By Sean Healy KARACHI — The struggles of workers and peasants in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh have taken a big step forward with the formation of the Labour Party of Pakistan in the province. The Labour
The disappeared The following Indonesian democracy activists, who disappeared in the last 17 months, have not yet been found: Mohammed Yusuf, United Development Party, May 1997 Dedy Hamdun, United Development Party, May 1997 Noval Alkatiri,
By Dave Riley Internment without trial was used against nationalists in the north of Ireland in the 1970s. Many hundreds were incarcerated in Long Kesh prison between 1972 and 1976. While internment was dropped from the British statute book only
Insincere apologies from Indonesian government By Max Lane On August 15, President B.J. Habibie promised that the Indonesian parliament — the one "elected" under the rigged laws of the Suharto dictatorship — would now respect human rights.
Democracy in Cuba By Barry Sheppard In early August, my companion Caroline Lund and I visited Cuba as part of the Eighth US-Cuba Friendshipment, organised by Pastors for Peace. As with all Friendshipments, this one openly defied Washington's
By Mahmoud Najjar and Adam Hanieh RAMALLAH — On August 5, a new cabinet was announced by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. The announcement met controversy over the size of the new cabinet; 10 new ministers were added, bringing the total
'Forever protest the annexation of Hawai'i' By Zohl de Ishtar On August 12, 100 years ago, the US illegally annexed Ka Pae'aina (Hawai'i). The US had invaded the archipelago in 1893, overthrowing the Maoli Queen Liliu'okalani. In 1993 President
Tamils urge UN to probe alleged mass graves Thousands of Tamils demonstrated outside the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva on August 17 in support of a call for an international probe of alleged mass graves in Sri Lanka. Protesters
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