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November 4, 2005 | Issue 564

FRONT AND BACK PAGES

White House lie machine exposed
The president's men were certain that a war to topple Saddam Hussein was necessary to promote U.S. interests. And they were ready to do anything to get it.

Iraq vet arrested at protest of military recruiters
"We won't let students be vulnerable"
A Kent State University student, former Marine and antiwar activist was left with fines and facing disciplinary action at school for his involvement in a protest against recruiters.

SW SPECIAL FEATURES

What's at stake in California special election?
Judgment Day for the Governator
Californians will vote November 8 on a string of right-wing referendums put on the ballot with the support of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Toufic Haddad reports on Gaza after "disengagement"
The ongoing occupation
Ariel Sharon's "disengagement" had little to do with ending the occupation of Gaza or "reinvigorating the peace process." It was intended to preclude both of these possibilities.

WHAT WE THINK

Bush tries to regain the initiative with ''Scalito'' nomination
Handing the Court to the Christian Right
George Bush threw down the gauntlet in his drive to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues and hatchet men.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Target of the next war?
White House ups pressure against Syria
Stepped-up pressure on Syria is the U.S. government's latest effort to remake the Middle East diplomatically while its war machine remains stuck in the sands of Iraq.

As FTAA trade deal brakes down...
Bush faces protests in Argentina
George Bush's free trade agenda was already faltering before he headed south to the Summit of the Americas in Argentina.

NATIONAL NEWS

"Congress is gunning for the poor"
Make the poor pay. That's the slogan that George W. Bush and the politicians seem to have adopted for their latest budget proposals.

California prisoner sent to death watch three weeks early
Trying to silence Tookie Williams
The state of California is attempting to silence the voice of death row prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams as quickly as it can.

Galloway faces a new smear campaign in Washington
The real crime under oil-for-food
Corruption at the United Nations is once again the focus of the attention in an investigation of the oil-for-food program in Iraq, when the real scandal was barbaric UN sanctions.

OBITUARY: ROSA PARKS
"A life history of being rebellious"
After Martin Luther King, Jr., the most widely recognized figure of the civil rights movement is Rosa Parks.

COLUMNS

READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Are we still living in Bush country?
One year ago this month, the pundits were all claiming that George Bush's win over John Kerry confirmed the U.S. as conservative "Bush country."

ON THE PICKET LINE

Workers refuse to accept SEPTA's demand for cuts
Strike halts Philly transit
The two main mass transit unions in Philadelphia went on strike October 31 in response to a contract dispute that has lasted almost two years.

Labor in brief
General Motors/Delphi; San Francisco teachers

NEWS OF OUR STRUGGLE

Antiwar vigils for the fallen
Opponents of the war on Iraq held actions around the country October 26 to mark the death of the 2,000th American soldier in Iraq.

News and reports
Stand up for immigrant rights; Campaign to End AIDS; Fight racism at SFSU

VIEWS AND VOICES

Abandoned by Musharraf's regime and wealthy nations alike
Earthquake victims left to die
Seventeen days following the most disastrous earthquake in Pakistan history, there are areas no one has yet reached to help the victims.

Debate about counter-recruitment protest
What happened at HCC?
The president of the College Republicans at Holyoke Community College responds to an SW story about a protest against military recruiters, and an SW reader responds.

REVIEWS

Undercover in Corporate America
In her new book, Barbara Ehrenreich employs the same method of investigative journalism many readers got familiar with in her bestselling book Nickel and Dimed.

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