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Economic package provokes rifts in Hashimoto government

By Peter Symonds, 30 April 1998

Japanese Prime Minister Ryotaro Hashimoto last Friday belatedly announced details of a 16.6 trillion yen ($US120 billion) economic stimulus package.

Economic package provokes rifts in Hashimoto government

By Peter Symonds, 30 April 1998

Japanese Prime Minister Ryotaro Hashimoto last Friday belatedly announced details of a 16.6 trillion yen ($US120 billion) economic stimulus package. The plan was initially foreshadowed in March, under pressure from Washington, European governments and the International Monetary Fund.

UMWA officials named in assault

By Paul Scherrer, 30 April 1998

Charges have been filed against three high-ranking officials of the United Mine Workers of America for their role in an April 1 assault on a group of dissident miners protesting the policies of the UMWA leadership.

A reader requests articles on science and the struggle against mysticism

30 April 1998

Drug reaction epidemic in the US

By Debra Watson, 30 April 1998

An exercise in hypocrisy and political amnesia

By Vann Bill, 29 April 1998

In a display of hypocrisy remarkable even by the standards of imperialist politicians, Clinton spoke of the

Dissension on Cuba

By Bill Vann, 29 April 1998

While Fidel Castro was not invited to the Santiago summit, because Washington vetoed his presence, the issue of Cuba was never far from the agenda.

General Motors British subsidiary sets the treadmill at a higher tempo

By Tony Hyland, 29 April 1998

Autoworkers at Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of General Motors, have accepted by a three-to-one margin a new three-year contract that maintains low pay while demanding higher productivity.

Who is responsible for the genocide in Rwanda?

By Therese LeClerc, 29 April 1998

Those who lost their lives, and the millions more who were forced to flee their homes in the course of the catastrophe, were victims of an ongoing struggle between French and American imperialism, which has produced further human tragedies in Zaire and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and threatens countless others throughout Africa.

Euro to bring far-reaching changes

By Nick Beams, 28 April 1998

The lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, voted overwhelmingly at the weekend to approve the replacement of the deutsche mark by the euro, the currency of 11 European nations that will come into effect January 1 next year.