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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.
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.
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.
30 June 2000
Below we post a selection of letters about the June 19 WSWS article “Amnesty International charges NATO with war crimes”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.