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Australia bullies "independent" East Timor over oil and gas

By Mike Head, 30 May 2002

Even as East Timor was declared to be the world’s newest independent nation on May 20, a bitter conflict was underway behind the scenes over Australia’s insistence on retaining the lion’s share of the tiny territory’s only substantial natural resource—the huge oil and natural gas deposits beneath the Timor Sea between the two countries.

Eastern European workers to pay the cost of membership in European Union

By Markus Salzmann, 30 May 2002

By 2003 the European Union (EU) will be in a position to incorporate new member states. At present, entry negotiations are under way with twelve states: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus. Turkey, moreover, was officially granted the status of candidate member at the Helsinki summit in 1999.

European Union grants temporary stay to exiled Palestinian militants

By Peter Reydt, 30 May 2002

On Wednesday May 22, after two weeks of internal squabbling within the European Union, 12 of the 13 Palestinian militants expelled by Israel and temporarily allowed into Cyprus, under a deal that ended the siege at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, were flown to six European Union countries. Portugal and Belgium have taken one each, Greece and Ireland two each and Italy and Spain three each. The remaining exile has stayed behind in Cyprus until a EU member country accepts him.

Pasolini and other questions

By David Walsh, 30 May 2002

This is the third and final part of a series on the recent San Francisco International Film Festival (April 18-May 2).

Rights of British mesothelioma victims restored

By Anthony Coombs, 30 May 2002

The following article was submitted to the World Socialist Web Site by Anthony Coombs, of John Pickering & Partners, who acted for Doreen Fox and Edwin Matthews, two of the three appellants in the historic House of Lords legal decision of May 16, 2002, which restores the rights of most asbestos cancer victims to be compensated through the court system.

Some questions and answers on life under socialism

By Nick Beams, 30 May 2002

Dear Mr Beams,

Texas executes man for crime committed at 17

By Kate Randall, 30 May 2002

Napoleon Beazley died by lethal injection just after 6 pm on Tuesday evening in Huntsville, Texas for a crime committed when he was 17 years old. The young black man, who was 25 at the time of his execution, had no final words as he was strapped to the gurney before the poisonous chemicals were pumped into his body. He was pronounced dead nine minutes later.

On Marx and Lassalle, Engels and Carlyle: an exchange of letters

29 May 2002

WSWS Editorial Board

Private operator of US public schools facing financial crisis

By Peter Daniels, 29 May 2002

Edison Schools, the for-profit company that was handed control of 20 schools in the city of Philadelphia only a month ago, is reported to be facing a severe cash crisis that imperils its plans for expansion and may even jeopardize its current operations.

Rightist death squads hail Colombia’s new president

By Bill Vann, 29 May 2002

Colombia’s main right-wing paramilitary organization hailed the election May 26 of Alvaro Uribe Vélez, a son of the rural aristocracy who has vowed to double the size of the country’s armed forces in order to prosecute an all-out counterinsurgency campaign backed by Washington.