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March 24, 2006 | Issue 581


Iraqis endure three years of death and destruction
Paying the price of U.S. empire
At the same time that the U.S. military's Operation Swarmer was being hyped as a sign of progress in Iraq, the brutality of the U.S. occupation was on display in a bloody massacre.

Taking to the streets to protest pro-business labor law
Revolt spreads across France
France is being rocked by one of the biggest social upheavals since the student rebellion and workers' general strike of May 1968.


Enrique Morones on the new movement to defend immigrants
"We are human beings"
Border Angels founder Enrique Morones talks to Socialist Worker about the spread of the struggle for immigrant rights.

What you need to know about Bush's Big Brother policies
"They want to intimidate people from dissenting"
Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights explains what activists should know about the federal government's new police powers.

How will women be liberated?
When women and men join together in struggle, they come to recognize how little really divides them, and they find out how powerful they are.


They share the same imperialist goals as the Republicans
Why the Democrats keep ducking
If the Bush administration continues--despite all-time low approval ratings--to have a hope of regaining support, it's because of the total failure of the Democratic Party.


Bloody raid on Jericho prison shows...
No Palestinian is safe from Israel's iron fist
The Israeli military's abduction of a leading Palestinian political figure has highlighted the bloody consequences of its suffocating war on Palestinian society.

Mass protests shake Thailand government
Will a U.S.-backed strongman fall?
A series of mass protests against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his record of corruption are rocking Thailand.


Dave Zirin on the campaign to expose...
Baseball's sweatshop shame
"Will Major League Baseball be more resistant to change than apartheid South Africa?" That's the question posed by the Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance.

More details of abuse emerge
U.S. can't cover up its record of torture
The Pentagon is getting ready to pull out of Abu Ghraib prison--the notorious site of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military forces.

Government lawyer coached witnesses against Moussaoui
Frame-up in Feds' "terror" trial
A federal judge brought the trial of Zacarias Moussaoi to an abrupt halt after it was revealed that government lawyer coached witnesses in the case.


Media's coverage of Milosevic's death ignored...
The real war criminals
From the moment the news that Slobodan Milosevic had died hit the airwaves, it was a matter of time before you heard the tut-tutting in the organs of respectable Western opinion.


What's behind HERE-UAW takeover of the union at NYU?
Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee learned at a meeting that our local, UAW Local 2110, will no longer be running our strike at New York University.

Labor in brief
Cook County nurses


Protests bloom across U.S. on third anniversary of Iraq war
"Bring them home now"
Antiwar activists across the country came together on March 18 to protest the three-year anniversary of the war on Iraq.

News and reports
Say no to war; Fighting anti-Arab racism; Protesting Hillary Clinton


Outcry over tribute to slain Panther Fred Hampton
Smeared by Chicago cops
Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police has whipped itself into a frenzy over a recent proposal to rename a single block after the late Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

The bigotry of Catholic conservatives
It's hardly news that Catholic conservatives have it in for feminists, gays and heretics. Still, I was shocked by a news report on a conference of 5,000 Catholic men in Boston.

Views in brief
California's flood risk; Locked out by AK Steel; Dubai Ports corruption; Greetings from Argentina


World War One and the 1914 Christmas truce
A silent night
The movie Joyeux Noël tells the incredible story of the 1914 Christmas truce on the Western Front during the First World War.

The history of science of, by and for the people
With A People's History of Science, Clifford Conner provides a long-overdue antidote to the "Great Man Theory of History" as applied to science.

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