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2003-4: Refugees in Nauru Begin Hunger Strike

Desperate refugees began a hunger strike in an attempt to get the Australian government to end its dehumanising treatment of refugees.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its latest report

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report came out on Monday. This post includes some background on the IPCC, and discussion of the report.

United Nations report on the Hungarian uprising 1956

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UN special committee report on the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Examines the revolutionary workers councils established by Hungarian workers, and analyses the dangers they posed to both the Soviet bureaucracy and capitalism.

OIC support Iranian nuclear program at UN

Foreign ministers of member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Tuesday called for disarmament and expressed support for Iranian peaceful nuclear program.

1990-1991: The Gulf War

Noam Chomsky on the 1991 US and UK war with Iraq following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

The genocide and war in Rwanda, 1990-1994 - Tony Sullivan

Between half a million and a million people out of Rwanda's total population of 8 million, died in a few weeks between April and June 1994. This article gives a brief account of how, and why and what role Western governments played.

Class war in Palestine

A mass strike is due to erupt amongst civil servants in Palestine over the non-payment of wages, amidst party-political manoeuvres by the ruling factions.

Haiti's deadly class divide

Driving into Cite Soley on January 8th, the day Haitians were supposed to go to the polls in a presidential election, there is no mistaking the fact that we are entering an occupied zone.

Haiti: UN commander commits suicide amid controversy

Amid tremendous controversy over Haiti's security situation and the on-again, off-again elections, the military commander of UN forces in this beleaguered nation apparently took his own life early Saturday morning.