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September 30, 2005 | Issue 559

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

In the streets on September 24
Voice of the antiwar majority
On buses and trains and planes, in cars and vans, hundreds of thousands of people made their way to Washington, D.C., to take a stand against the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Interview with George Galloway:
"The political landscape is shifting"
Huge protests show the potential for deepening the movement
End of the Bush Doctrine?
Is the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive warfare finished? And can the antiwar movement prevail in getting the U.S. out of Iraq?

$1 billion vanishes under U.S. puppet regime
Washington's crooks in Iraq
One of the biggest thefts in history has happened in Iraq, under the nose--and quite possibly with the connivance--of the U.S. "liberators."

Detainees choose death over barbaric conditions
Hunger strike at Guantánamo
Detainees at the U.S. gulag in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have become so desperate that many are choosing to face death.

SPECIAL HURRICANE KATRINA COVERAGE

The reality exposed by two hurricanes
Poor get left behind
Hurricane Rita caused less devastation than was feared, but exposed the same warped priorities and disdain for the poor that caused untold thousands of deaths following Katrina.

Jeremy Scahill on the vigilantes hired by Homeland Security
"Profiteers descend on New Orleans"
Left-wing journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about encountering the gunmen of the notorious security firm Blackwater USA--and the struggle over the rebuilding of New Orleans.

Activists' grassroots relief effort
Righting the wrong of this disaster
A member of the Campus Antiwar Network describes the organization's delegation to Louisiana to be part of the grassroots relief effort for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Corporate America's cheapskates
Big business pays CEOs more than they gave in relief
The top CEOs in this country have enormous wealth and resources at their disposal. Their donations to hurricane relief are pitiful compared to what they could give.

News about the hurricane disaster
Leaving prisoners to die in the flood | Destroying food sent for the victims

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Leader of Puerto Rico's nationalists gunned down
Murdered by the FBI
FBI sharpshooters killed a leader of the Puerto Rican independence movement September 23 in an operation that bears all the hallmarks of a political assassination.

NATIONAL NEWS

Jim Crow system at a Tyson factory
Tyson Foods, the world's largest poultry producer, has been accused by Black workers of presiding over a racist workplace where African Americans suffer routine abuse.

COLUMNS

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
How the bosses make their profits
Capitalist wealth presents itself to us as, to quote Karl Marx, "an immense accumulation of commodities." And commodities are the product of labor.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Tentative agreement with IAM contains few gains
"Vote no on Boeing deal"
A tentative deal to end the strike at Boeing is being opposed by rank-and-file activists for its failure to significantly improve pensions and job security, or include a general wage increase.

Arbitrator panel attacks NYC teachers
The attacks on public education in New York were escalated with the release of a state arbitration panel's report on the contract negotiations with the teachers' union.

Labor in brief
Capital Metro Transportation; University of Vermont

VIEWS AND VOICES

State Department ignores human rights abuses
Dirty war in Colombia
The president of the Colombia Support Network explains why U.S. funding of the Colombian government's dirty war must end.

Where's the money going?
Click on the link on David Horowitz's Web site to "make the most generous contribution you can" to the Red Cross, and you will not see the American Red Cross's donation page

Views in brief
Priced out of health care; Condemned to debt for life; Stopping the vigilantes

REVIEWS

Jeff Chang's history of the hip-hop generation
A "counter history" in hip-hop music
Through the telling of the history of hip-hop, Jeff Chang helps depict the social-economic devastation that wrecked American cities and the working class during the 1970s.

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