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June 30, 2006 | Issue 594

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

The Pentagon uses "Falluja model" in assault on Ramadi
U.S. terror from the skies
U.S. troops, backed up by helicopter gunships and air strikes by American warplanes, are picking their way through Ramadi, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Palestinians plunged into humanitarian crisis
Israel's bloody siege of Gaza
Israel tightened its bloody siege of Gaza following the capture of an Israeli soldier in a raid on Israeli Defense Forces June 25.

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

An organizer on workers taking a stand for their rights
Showing day laborers have the power to fight
A day labor organizer in New York talks conditions that immigrant laborers face and how they have organized for their rights.

Immigration raids promote scapegoating
Federal agents descended on immigrant communities in late May and June, arresting a total of 2,179 so-called "fugitive immigrants" in that took place over 19 days across 30 states.

SOCIALISM 2006 SPECIAL COVERAGE

Building the left and fighting the right
More than 1,500 people came from across the U.S. and around the world to New York City for Socialism 2006, held June 22-25.

VOICES FROM SOCIALISM

Nativo López
What's Next for the Immigrant Rights Movement?

Ahmed Shawki
What Kind of Party Do We Need?

Kelly Dougherty
Soldiers and Families Against the War

Voices in brief
Toufic Haddad: The Future of Palestine | Bill Keach: Marx's Critique of Other Socialisms | Alejandro Bodart: Latin America on Fire | Shujaa Graham: George Jackson and the Attica Uprising | Joel Geier: The American Economy Today | Alan Maass: The Russian Revolution of 1917

 

SW SPECIAL FEATURE

Bigoted politicians, greedy drug companies and deadly neglect
The AIDS nightmare
June 5 marked a terrible anniversary. Twenty-five years earlier, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported cases of a rare pneumonia contracted by five gay men.

WHAT WE THINK

Anti-immigrant "reform" legislation falls apart in Congress
Good riddance to a rotten deal
Immigration legislation in Congress--George W. Bush's top domestic priority--is all but dead, and that's great news for the estimated 12 million undocumented workers in the U.S.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Police attack in Oaxaca sparks mass protest
Mexico teachers resist crackdown
Tens of thousands of public school teachers and their supporters clashed repeatedly with riot police in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in a battle over the future of education.

The tale of two "campaigns"
What's at stake in Mexico's election?
Mexicans will go to the polls for presidential elections July 2 to choose the successor of Vicente Fox.

NATIONAL NEWS

Seven charged in a "terror" plot
The Feds' frame-up in Miami
"Home-grown terrorists" is how the Bush administration is referring to seven men arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower.

City and state officials order a National Guard invasion
Blaming the poor in New Orleans
The National Guard are on patrol in a city whose infrastructure has been decimated, with a green light to shoot at residents. But the city isn't in Iraq. It's New Orleans.

OBITUARY: JAMES CAMERON
Survivor of Jim Crow terror
America's only living survivor of a lynching and a lifelong fighter for racial justice, James Cameron, died on June 12 at the age of 92.

COLUMNS

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
Marxism, class and oppression
Marxism is sometimes presented as solely concerned with economic questions. But this emphasis doesn't prevent Marxists from dealing with questions of race and gender.

ON THE PICKET LINE

N.J. state workers face major cutbacks
Facing a $4.5 billion budget shortfall, New Jersey's Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine is trying to balance the state's budget on the backs of workers.

NEWS OF OUR STRUGGLE

West Coast immigrant rights activists meet in LA
Rejecting the "compromise"
Some 300 immigrant rights activists from California and Oregon gathered for the first Western Regional Conference of the International Coalition for Liberty and Justice.

News and reports
Defend the South Central Farm; Protesting police torture in Chicago; Fighting racism in the U.S.; Stop Israel's home demolitions; End executions; San Francisco State University

VIEWS AND VOICES

Accident involving NYPD cruiser sparks a response
Cop rampage in Brooklyn
On June 10 in Brooklyn, most of the 79th and 81st police precincts emptied out onto the streets in what can only be described as the brutalization of the Black community.

SW readers debate East Timor
Should we support intervention?
Two Australian socialists take up questions raised in Socialist Worker's coverage of the crisis in East Timor, and debate the issue of Australia's intervention.

Obituary: Marcy Martin-Cavanaugh
The fight against injustice and oppression lost an admirable ally when Marcy Martin-Cavanaugh passed away.

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