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May 18, 2007 | Issue 632

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

The new sanctuary movement
A new faith-based movement to "awaken the moral imagination of the country" hopes to provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants whose deportation would break up families.

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

Heads buried in the sand
Does anyone besides George Bush and Dick Cheney still believe that "success" is possible in the U.S. war on Iraq?

Long goodbye of Bush's partner in crime
British socialist Mike Marqusee says that Tony Blair's resignation announcement comes not a moment too soon for most people in Britain, or the rest of the world.

Shining a spotlight on the resisters' struggle
Military resister Agustín Aguayo returned home after eight months of confinement for refusing to deploy to Iraq. But the Army has refused to grant Agustín a discharge.

THE PERSECUTION OF AZMI BISHARA

Why Israel fears Azmi Bishara
Israeli officials have announced their intention to charge the leading representative of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel with aiding the enemy during the war against Lebanon.

Israel's trumped-up charges
Azmi Bishara responds to the charges of "aiding the enemy" made against him by Israeli officials.

What strategy for the Palestinian struggle?
Azmi Bishara's 2002 speech titled "The Quest for Strategy" argued for a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the struggle for Palestinian liberation.

FEATURES AND COLUMNS

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
The left turn in U.S. politics
Most presidential candidates may not yet recognize the shift in mainstream politics, precipitated from below. But opinion polls clearly show consciousness is far left of center.

RUSSIA 1917 | Part 4
How workers power was organized
The workers' councils that arose during the revolution were both a weapon of workers' power against the old system and the beginning of a democratic replacement.

Socialism for the 21st century
Activists and socialists from around the U.S. and the world are coming to Chicago for more than 100 workshops and panel discussions at this year's Socialism conference.

NATIONAL NEWS

Hyping another terrorist threat
Like all of the government's claimed victories in "fighting terrorism," there are disturbing holes in the allegations against six men arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Fort Dix.

A get-out-of-jail-free card for a terrorist
A U.S. district judge has dismissed immigration charges against a right-wing Cuban exile notorious for his suspected role in planning the 1976 midair bombing of a commercial airliner.

Was an innocent man executed in Tennessee?
The state of Tennessee has executed Philip Workman, a man who people around the country and the world believe was innocent.

The White House's pass-the-buck disaster plan
In the face of the devastating tornado in Kansas, the Bush administration's response was quick and decisive. Quickly take no responsibility and decisively blame the victim.

A threat to independent publications
The Postal Rate Commission has announced what could be a crushing blow to small magazine publishers: mailing rate hikes of up to 30 percent.

ON THE PICKET LINE

Putting pressure on Harvard
The dark side of Harvard University is being forced into the light by a campaign by the security guards' union and student activists to win a living wage for campus guards.

NEWS FROM OUR STRUGGLE

Mumia's legal case reaches key stage
Supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal are mobilizing around what could be a major break in the fight to free him after 25 long years on Pennsylvania's death row.

News and reports
University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Justice for Father Luis Barrios | Antiwar veterans speak out

VIEWS AND VOICES

Daley's responsibility for Chicago police torture
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is posturing as an advocate for police reform, but he won't acknowledge his symbiotic relationship with torturers on the Chicago police force.

Hip-hop isn't the real problem
Don Imus sounded like an idiot when he leveled his attack against hip-hop on Al Sharpton's radio show, but Black leaders like Sharpton have blurred what is the larger problem.

Views in brief
STRIVE doesn't go far enough | Nothing just about "criminal justice" | An error regarding Eritrea

BOOKS AND ENTERTAINMENT

MORE THAN A GAME
A big comeuppance for "Big Sexy"
You felt it coming like a subway trembling your toes. Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer was only going to suffer sportswriter Jason Whitlock's presence for so long.

Iraq veterans write against the war
Warrior Writers is the first published result of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and soldiers writing to make sense of their experiences fighting in a war they disagree with.

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