March 8, 2002 | Issue 397
FRONT AND BACK PAGES
NYPD thugs go free! No more police brutality!
Is there no limit to what the "justice" system will let New York police get away with? Last week, a federal appeals court threw out the convictions of three cops who helped torture Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in 1997.
Colombia's bloodbath in the making
When Colombian President Andrés Pastrana called off peace talks with left-wing rebels in February, he claimed that he was getting tough against "terrorists." Then the real terrorists went to work.
Voices of resistance against Israel's brutality
Argentine workers take to the streets in new protests
Workers took to the streets of Argentina again in late February to protest the government of President Eduardo Duhalde. Socialist Worker reports on the ongoing struggle--and talks to Raúl Castells, a veteran socialist and leader of the militant retirees' movement.
Grapes of Wrath author inspires hope for a better world
One hundred years after John Steinbeck's birth, his books continue to be read and loved by millions around the world. He gave voice to workers' struggles during the Great Depression and expressed hope for a better world.
WHAT WE THINK
Bush's scheme for the next phase of welfare "reform"
Millions of poor people will lose welfare benefits this year under a deadline imposed by Bill Clinton's 1996 welfare "reform" law. But Bush doesn't think Clinton went far enough.
The mainstream media had a ready-made formula to explain why 58 Hindu train passengers were burned to death February 27 in Gujarat: Muslim fanaticism. But it didn't exactly explain the three days of nightmarish rioting by Hindus, in which nearly 10 times as many Muslims were killed.
The real solution to the steel crisis
Bush's concentration camp at Guantánamo Bay
Behind bars for being Arab
Protest in Washington, D.C., April 19-21
Global justice protesters who marched against the bosses' World Economic Forum summit in New York City last month were right to declare: "They are Enron, we are Argentina." In April, we have another opportunity to show our solidarity with the struggle in Argentina.
Understaffed nursing homes
Legal bribes line the politicians' pockets
Israel escalates war on Palestinians
Savage new weapon in the U.S. war
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
THE MEANING OF MARXISM
ON THE PICKET LINE
Latest agreement opens door to concessions
Charleston Five celebrate win
Queens bus drivers
Labor in brief
Reports from the struggle
SW READERS SPEAK OUT
Civilian casualties aren't simply statistics
These tests only show who's rich and who's poor
"We should be treated like men"
New Rollerball packs bigger punch