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March 31, 2006 | Issue 582

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

A new movement for immigrant rights takes to the streets
"We want to be equal"
A sleeping giant awoke March 25 in Los Angeles as some 1 million people marched to protest anti-immigrant legislation that would make criminals out of tens of millions.

Why you should oppose McCain-Kennedy
Alternative immigration legislation sponsored by Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy represents only a kinder, gentler attack on immigrants--and should be opposed.

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

Anthony Arnove on the logic of withdrawal
Why the U.S. has to get out of Iraq now
Anthony Arnove discusses the themes of his newly published book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.

Video exposes cold-blooded murders
Massacred by the Marines
"It was a massacre in every sense of the word." That's how Khaled Ahmed Rsayef described the murder of 15 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines last November.

WHAT WE THINK

Grassroots initiatives against HR 4437 get a mass response
Dawn of a new movement
The mass mobilizations for immigrant rights across the U.S. mark the dawn of a new movement--and set a fighting example for everyone fed up with the right's relentless attacks.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Unions plan national strike day against attack on young workers
Protests against labor law rock France
An explosive movement against the French government's attack on the rights of young workers is growing in strength and unity, and refusing to give in to partial concessions.

What to expect from Israel's election:
"All the parties support the war on Palestinians"
Israeli socialist Tikva Honig-Parnass talks to SW about the impact of the elections on the struggle for Palestine.

NATIONAL NEWS

Activists freed in Iraq
Continuing the struggle against war
Friends and supporters celebrated the release March 23 of three Christian Peacemakers Team who were kidnapped in late November in Iraq.

COLUMNS

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
The bogus hysteria about immigrant workers
Liberal economist Paul Krugman is "proud of America's immigrant history." Now, however, he argues that the U.S. should close its door on the poor, huddled masses.

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
Who benefits from immigration bans?
In the global capitalist economy, corporations are constantly pushing for a borderless world market. But whereas capital is relatively free to cross borders, labor is not.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Buyout at GM and Delphi will destroy UAW jobs
"This is union-busting"
With a cash bribe for workers who leave and the threat of a slash-and-burn bankruptcy for those who stay, General Motors and Delphi are out to cut tens of thousands of jobs.

Labor in brief
University of Vermont

NEWS OF OUR STRUGGLE

Bring the troops home--now!
In the wake of the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, activists across the country called for an end to the war and occupation with a number of events.

News and reports
Remember Rachel Corrie; Protest Anne Coulter

VIEWS AND VOICES

Two acquitted in killing of a Teamster organizer
A murder left unsolved
The mysterious death of Teamster organizer Jose Gilberto Soto remains unsolved after two of the three suspects charged in his murder plot were acquitted in El Salvador.

Views in brief
Pushing aside victims of asbestos; Jon Burge's rotten legacy; No death row in Iowa; Double standard for Cheney; Breakfast with a war criminal

REVIEWS

"Governments should fear the people"
R is for revolution
V for Vendetta unapologetically demands the overthrow of the government and condones the use of violence, even terrorism, as a means to accomplish it.

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