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Earth Summit notes Earth Summit secretary general Maurice Strong told a May 11 meeting organised by the US Senate that he hopes there will be a variety of mechanisms to raise and administer the estimated $125 billion needed annually to fund
By John Queripel "We could not have done this once. But now we can look you straight in the eye because we know we are worthwhile human beings", Palawig Cabalig, whose ancestral land was destroyed by the Mt Pinatubo volcanic eruption in the
WASHINGTON — "The big fossil fuel industries have turned what was supposed to be the jewel in the crown of the Earth Summit into a lump of coal", commented Greenpeace spokesperson Paul Hohnen on the Earth Summit global warming accord signed by
By Michael Karadjis On May 6, a court in Greece, which regards itself as "the birthplace of democracy", sentenced four people to 19 months in prison for handing out a leaflet. Another six people are already spending six months in jail for
Return blocked SAN SALVADOR, May 14 — The FMLN charged yesterday that the government is blocking the return home of 258 war-wounded who received medical attention in Cuba. The FMLN says the wounded had received treatment, physical
Five years after the coups, Fijians are at the polls this week in the first general election since the military takeover. DAVID ROBIE reports. It is likely that the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), the Fijian Political Party supported by
The Committee to Defend Human Rights in El Salvador (CDHRES) is organising the "Feliciano Ama" work and solidarity brigade to travel to El Salvador in December. The brigade will participate in the construction of a city to be named "Guillermo
By Sally Low and Peter Annear PRAGUE — Ironically, the Suma Mountains region owes its largely unspoiled condition to the old Czechoslovak regime. Bordering on Austria and (West) Germany, for several decades it was closed off to most
Cuba presses UN on terrorism NEW YORK — The United Nations Security Council "is not and cannot be allowed to become, a secret society or private club", Cuban ambassador Ricardo Alarcon said on May 14. Alarcon was commenting on a UN
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — As of mid-May, some 2.5 million health workers in three-quarters of the administrative regions of Russia were either on strike or had taken part in protest actions. Doctors, nurses and ambulance crews were demanding

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