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August 25, 2006 | Issue 598

STOP ISRAEL'S WAR OF TERROR

U.S. and Israel prepare for new aggression after failure in Lebanon
Israel's ceasefire sham
Reeling from an unprecedented military failure in Lebanon, Israel wasted no time in violating a UN-brokered ceasefire with a large commando raid and several shootings.

Rania Masri on the future for Lebanon
"Israel and the U.S. don't like to lose"
A Lebanese-American antiwar activist talks about the devastation caused by the Israeli military in Lebanon--and the political consequences of this month's ceasefire.

Officials claim they foiled an al-Qaeda plot
The truth about the British "terror" scare
CNN and the rest of the mainstream media went on "red alert" from the moment that British officials announced they had foiled a terrorist plot to blow up transatlantic flights.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Politicians responsible for climate of racism
Stoking hate toward Arabs and Muslims
Although George W. Bush once denied that the world's Muslims were enemies of the U.S., he has seemed less concerned with this matter as U.S. war aims backfire.

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
Who fired the "first shot"--and when?
Trying to figure out who fired the first shot is a poor way to figure out which side, if any, has justice on its side.

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

Defying a deportation order against her
Elvira Arellano's stand for justice
At Aldalberto United Methodist Church, people gather each day and night to support Elvira Arellano, an immigrant facing deportation who took sanctuary August 15.

Immigrant rights activists gather in Chicago
"A step toward organizing our side better"
Linking immigrant rights to organized labor, building grassroots organizations and opposing anti-immigrant legislation were the key themes of an organizing convention in Chicago.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Protests for election recount go on despite police attack
Defiance in Mexico
The fight over who will be the next president of Mexico continues amid escalating repression--and with a massive protest against electoral fraud set for September 1.

NATIONAL NEWS

Camilo Mejía reports on the Veterans for Peace convention
Military resisters speaking out
With the slogan "Sow Peace, Reap Justice," this year's Veterans for Peace convention highlighted the resistance against the Iraq war within the military's own ranks.

Setback for NSA wiretapping plan
The Bush administration's program of warrant-less wiretapping suffered a setback in a ruling handed down in mid-August by a federal judge.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Nurses challenge NLRB ruling
Close to 300 registered nurses from across the U.S. rallied in Chicago August 8 against an anti-union ruling by the NLRB set to take effect this month.

Labor in brief
Chicago hotel workers

NEWS OF OUR STRUGGLE

August 12 demonstrations against U.S.-Israeli wars
New step for the antiwar struggle
Some 15,000 people converged on the White House to protest the U.S.-backed Israeli war on Lebanon in one of several actions across the country on August 12.

"We'll be there until these scum scram"
Taking on the Nazis in Madison
Antiracists are organizing to counter a planned Nazi demonstration in Madison, Wis., on August 26.

News and reports
Protest the anti-immigrant vigilantes; Stop Chicago police violence

VIEWS AND VOICES

Texas plans to execute a beautiful young man
Don't let them kill Justin
My friend Justin Fuller is scheduled to be executed on August 24. He is a smart, generous and beautiful young man.

Socialists support Heloisa Helena
Socialists and activists around the world are supporting Heloisa Helena as the left-wing alternative in Brazil's upcoming presidential election.

Views in brief
Media bias in Seattle shooting; Standing up to the right; A new SW reader

REVIEWS

Stephen Kinzer's history of regime change
U.S. Empire 101
Anyone who thinks the Bush administration invented the "pre-emptive strike" or has taken us on a massive detour from past U.S. practices needs to read Stephen Kinzer's Overthrow.

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