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March 2, 2007 | Issue 621

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

Scott Ritter debunks the White House war lies
The case against Iran exposed
The Bush administration has not been honest or accurate about any aspect of how it has defined Iran and the supposed threat it represents.

Resister Agustín Aguayo faces court-martial
"They're taking a stand for all of us"
SW talks to the wife of a soldier who faces a court-martial and years in military prison for refusing to participate in a war he believes is illegal and immoral.

"She might just be the bravest Iraqi woman ever"
Charges of rape shake "new Iraq"
An Iraqi woman's courageous public stand against the police who raped her is galvanizing outrage around the world and shaking the U.S.-backed Iraqi regime.

WHAT WE THINK
Abuse of prisoners in U.S. "war on terror"
License to torture
Solitary confinement, sensory deprivation, denial of human contact. Most people would call this "torture." The Bush administration calls it standard operating procedure.

FEATURES AND COLUMNS

13 children die every minute of malnutrition
Killed by hunger in a world of plenty
Every minute of every day, 13 children die around the world of hunger and malnutrition.

RUSSIA 1917 | Part 2
The February Revolution
In a matter of one week, the actions of Russian workers and soldiers put an end to three centuries of Tsarist rule.

READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Tempest in the Democrats' teapot
Fireworks erupted among Democrats in the form of a brief war of words between the presidential campaigns of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WHAT WE THINK
Why is Italy's Prodi facing a crisis?
The turmoil engulfing the government of Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is providing a window into the crisis of Europe's center-left parties on the issue of war.

NATIONAL NEWS

Libby trial shows vice president ran smear campaign
Will Cheney be held responsible?
Dick Cheney's role in the campaign to protect the White House's war lies came through loud and clear at the trial of his former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Grim result of the ICE raids
Mothers taken from their children
Three mothers who were swept up in a Valentine's Day raid by immigration agents were kept away from their children--without any contact--for at least a week.

ON THE PICKET LINE

NYC mayor's new attack on teachers
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced a series of "reforms" that amount to a declaration of war on both new and veteran teachers.

Labor in brief
Boston teachers | Harley-Davidson

NEWS FROM OUR STRUGGLE

Anti-immigrant "hunt" on campus
Protesting the bigots at NYU
The College Republicans at New York University tried to make immigration raids into a game, but fortunately, the "game" was ruined by a multiracial crowd of protesters.

Antiwar activists organizing defense campaigns
We support war resisters
War resister Spc. Mark Wilkerson pleaded guilty to desertion in a military court at Fort Hood, with antiwar protesters showing their support.

News and reports
No to war and occupation | Standing up for immigrant rights | Justice for Sean Bell

VIEWS AND VOICES

Opponents of the war tell Rangel to cut funding
Democrats need a backbone
At a meeting with Rep. Charles Rangel in New York, the overwhelming majority of people told him to de-fund the war in no uncertain terms.

A Marine who opposes the war
I wanted to share with my experience talking with a young Marine who is going to be in Iraq shortly after her training this month.

REVIEWS

Said and unsaid at the Oscars
With bombs over Baghdad, threats against Iran and antiwar protests rocking the country, it's hard to imagine that these issues could be ignored at the Oscars. But they were.

Is sexism at the heart of hip-hop today?
A new documentary Beyond Beats and Rhymes provides a greatly needed analysis of hip-hop culture that is neither condescending nor glorifying.

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