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Malaysian groups support Timorese By Colin Pemul KUALA LUMPUR — Non-government organisations here are carrying out an educational campaign which involves showing the film Shadow over East Timor and organising group discussions. In the
German chemical case goes to court By Bryan R. Thomas BONN — Criminal proceedings have started in Frankfurt against the general managers of two of Germany's leading manufacturers of wood preservatives. This is the most serious
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

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