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March 9, 2007 | Issue 622

NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL

"ICE is stepping up its raids"
Why did the Feds try to tear a family apart?
During the week she was detained after an ICE raid on her workplace, Erica Jiménez had no contact with her 2-year-old son Henry or 4-month-old baby Briseidi.

Immigrant rights activists mobilize for March 10 protest
Returning to the streets
Immigrant rights activists in Chicago are preparing to commemorate the first anniversary of the massive March 10 march with a rally to demand a moratorium on ICE raids.

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

From the U.S. offensive to the new oil law:
Bush's surge of terror
Left-wing Iraq expert Michael Schwartz answers Socialist Worker's questions about the consequences of the Bush surge in Iraq and the passage of a new oil law.

U.S. fuels violence and chaos in Afghanistan
Unraveling of the other occupation
One deadly incident after another has forced the "other" U.S. occupation back into the headlines and proved that the U.S. definition of "progress" means more misery for Afghans.

Spotlight on awful conditions at Walter Reed
Military's neglect of soldiers exposed
Revelations of decrepit living conditions and bureaucratic indifference at Walter Reed Army Medical Center have prodded the political establishment into long overdue action.

FEATURES AND COLUMNS

WHAT WE THINK
Is the stock market turmoil sign of a recession to come?
Economic storm warnings
The drop in world stock markets as March began raised the specter of recession in the U.S. and globally.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Grand jury refuses new murder indictment
Justice denied again for Emmett Till
Emmett Till boarded a train to Mississippi in 1955 a free-spirited adolescent, but returned to Chicago a tortured and disfigured corpse just two weeks later.

An attack dog coming to a school near you
The witch-hunts of David Horowitz
David Horowitz, the self-appointed general of the right-wing thought police, is coming out this spring with the next salvo in his war over the academy.

The repackaging of John Edwards:
Talking the populist talk
The former 2004 vice presidential candidate has repackaged himself, with a new message for his run to be the Democratic presidential nominee for 2008.

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
Is all organization authoritarian?
The error that anarchism falls into is believing that the means to achieve a classless, stateless society themselves must prefigure the end result.

NATIONAL NEWS

Anti-immigrant laws create labor shortage...
Colorado's scheme to use prison labor
Colorado is considering a new way to ease the shortage of farm labor created by harsh new anti-immigrant laws. Use prisoners instead.

How the FBI framed a Muslim charity
Lawyers for a Muslim charity accused of funneling money to terrorists revealed that much of the "evidence" the government released was fabricated.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Dictator still in power, but...
General strike in Guinea wins concessions
A general strike that shook the African state of Guinea ended with the appointment of a new prime minister acceptable to the trade unions and the political opposition.

Indonesian thugs threaten left party
A left-wing party in Indonesia was appealing for international solidarity after its regional conference was besieged by a right-wing militia.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Activists urge "no" vote on Boston teachers contract
Rank-and-file activists are organizing to vote down a proposed concessionary contract being pushed by the leadership of the Boston Teachers Union.

Labor in brief
Cook County budget cuts | New York City teachers | University of California-Santa Cruz

NEWS FROM OUR STRUGGLE

Bringing antiwar voices to soldiers
Iraq veterans and activists are working together to hold a series of antiwar events near Fort Drum in upstate New York, with the hope of increasing resistance within the military.

News and reports
No to war and occupation | Immigrant rights

VIEWS AND VOICES

Why we protested Obama
A group of antiwar students who challenged Barack Obama at a Chicago rally over his position on Iraq explains their protest.

Two-year sentence for throwing a cup
The story of Jessica Hall and the "McMissile" case is a stark illustration of the forces bearing down upon the working class and poor in the U.S.

Views in brief
Labor should unite with immigrants | The "terror-free oil" scam

REVIEWS

Not just in the eye of the beholder
Betty is beautiful
The smash success of ABC's Ugly Betty has critics declaring that "ugly is the new beautiful."

Bloc Party's statement against inequality
On its new album, Bloc Party has expanded its already intricate and layered sound, but the songs are more clearly set in a frightening and confusing world: modern London.

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