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13-year-old British boy detained for two years for drug dealing

By Julie Hyland, 30 June 2000

The trial and subsequent detention of a 13-year-old British boy for drug dealing last week was a disturbing event, both in terms of the personal trauma involved and the new low the proceedings marked in juvenile crime policy.

Australian backpacker hostel victims had no chance of escaping fire

By Ellen Blake, 30 June 2000

When police this week for the first time allowed reporters to briefly view the burned-out inside of the Palace Backpackers Hostel in Queensland, Australia, it was obvious that the 15 young fruit pickers who died in last Friday's fire had no way to escape the blaze.

Israeli Prime Minister Barak bows to religious fundamentalists' demands to save coalition

By Jean Shaoul, 30 June 2000

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak last week met almost all the demands of his right-wing religious coalition partner, the party of Sephardi Torah Guardians (Shas), to avoid the dissolution of parliament and early elections. Part of the price for the deal with Shas, reached June 22, was the resignation of three ministers from Barak's closest secular ally, the Meretz party.

Letters on Amnesty International and the Kosovo War

30 June 2000

Below we post a selection of letters about the June 19 WSWS article “Amnesty International charges NATO with war crimes”

Teachers at London school resign en masse following school inspection

By Tania Kent, 30 June 2000

The entire staff of a London junior school, including the head teacher and deputy, resigned last week in an unprecedented protest over a report by the government's school inspection body.

Ten charged in Holland and UK for deaths of 58 Chinese immigrants

By Keith Lee, 30 June 2000

Ten people have now been charged in connection with the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants found suffocated in the back of a container lorry last week. Just 2 of the 60 stowaways attempting to enter Britain via the port of Dover survived.

US Congress approves $1.3 billion military package for Colombia

By Bill Vann, 30 June 2000

With Congressional approval of a $1.3 billion aid package to Colombia, the US government is preparing a major escalation of its military intervention into Latin America's longest-running civil war. While the massive aid package has been sold as part of the “war on drugs,” Washington's principal aims are geopolitical and economic.

What is Workers First?

By Laura Mitchell, 30 June 2000

Workers First, a faction of officials within the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), is being accorded considerable publicity by the mass media as “the tough new face of unionism”. The grouping won control of the Victorian state branch of the AMWU in union elections last month. Its leaders have won other key union posts since 1998 by claiming to be militants who are committed to the union rank-and-file.

An assessment of Peter Novick's The Holocaust in American Life

By Nancy Russell, 29 June 2000

The Holocaust in American Life by Peter Novick, published by Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999. The author is a nationally prominent professor of history at the University of Chicago. His 1988 book, That Noble Dream: The “Objectivity Question” and the American Historical Profession, was awarded the prize for best US history book of the year by the American Historical Association.

Growing hostility to Argentine government's austerity program

By Margaret Rees, 29 June 2000

Backed personally by US President Clinton, Argentina's President Fernando De la Rua is seeking to impose IMF-ordered spending cuts despite a general strike on June 9. About 60 percent of the Argentine work force—that is 7.2 million workers—participated in the 24-hour stoppage to oppose De la Rua' s decree of cuts totalling $938 million, announced on May 29.