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October 13, 2006 | Issue 605

FRONT AND BACK PAGES

Foley scandal exposes the Washington system
Liars and hypocrites
The Foley scandal has cast a spotlight on a corrupt system, where political leaders who preach about "morality" and "serving the people" instinctively cover for each other.

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

Right-wing lies about the protest at Columbia
Confronting the Minutemen
A protest against the anti-immigrant Minutemen at Columbia University in New York City has gained national attention after the media's attempt to slander supporters of immigrant rights.

What really happened at the Columbia protest
Setting the record straight
The Columbia Protesters' Defense Committee has released a fact sheet dispelling the myths and lies that have spread about the demonstration against the Minutemen.

Rallying against bigotry in Illinois
A spirited crowd of 3,000 turned out in Carpentersville, Ill., to protest a proposed ordinance that would criminalize undocumented immigrants.

ELECTION 2006

WHAT WE THINK
Foley scandal galvanizes opposition to Republicans' one-party rule
What if the Democrats win?
What should all the people who want the Republican agenda derailed expect from a Democratic Congress? The sad answer: precious little.

READING BETWEEN THE LINES
What the "Impeach Bush" liberals ignore
What can a liberal antiwar activist do to motivate antiwar voters to vote Democratic? How about demanding the impeachment of Bush, Cheney and the rest of the Bush gang?

Virginia's choice of bigots
Watching the catastrophic fumbles of Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) as he runs for re-election has made for some of the best political theater in this year's election campaign.

When there's not even a dime's worth of difference
There's a dime's worth of difference between many Democrats and Republicans in this election, but the distinction isn't worth even that much in one Nevada race.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WHAT WE THINK
After nuclear weapons test...
U.S. steps up threats against North Korea
With news of North Korea's nuclear test, the world saw the bitter fruits of the U.S. "war on terror." And U.S. officials are escalating the crisis by ramping up their threats.

Oaxaca strikers face the threat of a crackdown
In seeking an end to the five-month-long teachers' strike and occupation in Oaxaca, the Mexican government has offered some small carrots--while waving very big sticks.

Dennis Brutus on the crisis in Darfur
"You shouldn't send in killers to stop the killing"
A veteran of the South African liberation struggle and leading figure in the global justice movement talks about the political situation in Africa today.

NATIONAL NEWS

The Feds want to put Lynne Stewart in prison for being...
"Liberty's last champion"
Supporters of radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart are vowing to pack a New York City courtroom as a federal judge hands down her sentence.

A victim of three-strikes sentencing
Santos Reyes has already served nine years for committing a third "strike" offense--taking a DMV test under a false identity so a cousin could get a driver's license.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Ruling deems charge nurses "supervisors"
Labor board votes to limit union rights
The National Labor Relations Board has voted to reclassify some types of employees as supervisors, potentially barring millions of workers the right to be in or join a union.

USW strikes Goodyear to oppose givebacks
Some 12,000 workers at Goodyear are on strike after the company demanded another round of major concessions from their union.

NEWS FROM OUR STRUGGLE

News and reports
Stop the Minutemen | Fight racism and police brutality | No to war and occupation

VIEWS AND VOICES

A "peace process" that crushes Palestinian lives
Where is the alternative?
Palestinian protests are confronted with live ammunition, tanks and helicopter gunships, but the "CNNized" media keep repeating the American-Israeli mantra by blaming the victim.

The anti-immigrant campaign hits home
The escalating nationwide anti-immigrant campaign has hit home for Miguel Navarro, a high school student and activist in San Francisco.

Views in brief
Time to say hands off Iran | It's time to save Darfur | Clarification on Islam

REVIEWS

All the King's Men's cynical message:
We're all just dupes
While All the King's Men might not be as horrible as the reviews say it is, it's definitely not a film that roots for the little guy.

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