April 26, 1987 |
Police searched the Bonn headquarters of West Germany's radical Greens party Saturday and found illegal leaflets advocating the disruption of a national census that starts May 25, a police spokesman said. He said the public prosecutor ordered the search after leaflets appeared in Bonn headed, "Only Sheep Are Counted." The leaflets advised citizens to send back census forms after detaching an identification number. Without the number, the authorities will not know to whom the forms refer.
January 26, 1987 |
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing center-right coalition was returned to power in West Germany's federal elections Sunday but with a reduced majority in the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament. According to official provisional figures, the big winners were the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in the Kohl coalition, and the environmentalist Greens party, which scored a significant gain from its showing in the 1983 election when it entered Parliament for the first time.
May 1, 1986 |
The West German government Wednesday called on the Soviet Union to shut down all nuclear power stations similar to the one that exploded and caught fire in the Ukraine. Reflecting the increasing concern and anger in Western Europe over Soviet secrecy, the Bonn government also asked Moscow to allow international scientists immediate access to the area around the Chernobyl plant. Other nations joined in the plea.
May 7, 1987 |
The International Wages for Housework Campaign is observing its 15th birthday this year, and founder Selma James was in from London recently on a speaking and organizing tour. In Los Angeles she joined up with Margaret Prescod, a local activist--and James's daughter-in-law--who leads the campaign here. It was a visit marked by action and reflection as both women paused to look back and assess how far they had come toward goals that are easy to dismiss as utopian, revolutionary or simply amusing.
May 14, 1987 |
Georgy A. Arbatov is like a man reborn. Seeing him today, an old acquaintance finds it hard to picture this Soviet official as he was just three years ago: crestfallen, his hopes for change in his country tied to a life-support machine in the Kremlin hospital where Yuri V. Andropov lay dying. A dying KGB head as reformer? In the land of the czars, one takes what one gets. Then came the dull days of Konstantin U. Chernenko, when it looked like the pattern was set.