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An oddly human work

30 March 1999

True Crime, directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Larry Gross, Paul Brickman and Stephen Schiff, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan

British Liberal media and ex-radicals declare support for bombing of Kosovo

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 30 March 1999

Though the Labour government again refused to allow a vote on NATO's war against Serbia at the end of a parliamentary debate on Thursday, March 25, this would have been won comfortably. There was near unanimity on the Labour benches and the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats both pledged their support.

Explosion at Michigan fireworks factory kills at least four workers

By Jerry White, 30 March 1999

At least four people were killed Monday in an explosion and fire that tore through a fireworks factory near Osseo, Michigan where seven other workers perished in a similar blast three months ago.

Fictitious capital and the rise of the Dow

By Nick Beams, 30 March 1999

As the Dow Jones industrial index edged towards 10,000 in Wall Street trading earlier this month, a commentator on the CNBC business channel was heard to remark: "Let us wait a while and see if we can add some more value."

Rallies in Australian cities denounce NATO attack

By James Conachy, 30 March 1999

Thousands of people, predominantly from the Serbian community, demonstrated outside US consulates in major Australian cities on Sunday, venting their outrage at the NATO attack on Yugoslavia. Eight thousand rallied in Sydney and 6,000 in Melbourne. Smaller rallies were held in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.

Support for old parties plunges

By Mike Head, 30 March 1999

A collapse in support for the opposition Liberal-National Party Coalition saw the Australian Labor Party government of Premier Bob Carr returned with an increased majority in the New South Wales state election last Saturday. Labor's vote only rose by 1.4 percentage points to 42.7 percent but it will hold a majority of at least 13 seats in the 93-member lower house, the Legislative Assembly, compared to a margin of just three seats before the election.

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against NATO military strikes

By Stefan Steinberg, 30 March 1999

Demonstrations against the NATO military action in Yugoslavia took place in a number of German cities last Saturday. In Stuttgart a 3,000-strong demonstration, predominantly Serbs, marched through the city centre carrying placards denouncing the role of the German, European and Clinton governments in supporting the bombing in Yugoslavia. A total of 800,000 Serbs live today in the German republic.

Three day strike by New Zealand nurses

By a correspondent, 30 March 1999

About 1,800 nurses in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand went on strike for three days last week over their employment contract. The strike was the first industrial action taken by the region's nurses for 10 years, and the first of such duration in their history.

US, NATO prepare public opinion for ground war against Serbia

By the Editorial Board, 30 March 1999

Less than one week ago, according to no less an authority than President Bill Clinton, most Americans had never heard of Kosovo and would not know where to find it on a world map.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

30 March 1999

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature by e-mailing information to editor@wsws.org