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September 14, 2007 | Issue 644

FRONT PAGE

Resistance in the ranks
Three antiwar soldiers--two veterans and one active-duty--sat down for a roundtable discussion about the occupation of Iraq and the antiwar struggle inside the U.S. military.

NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

The real benchmarks in Iraq
Gen. David Petraeus says he believes the situation in U.S.-occupied Iraq is "improving." But the real benchmarks about Iraq that Congress ought to be examining tell a different story.

NATIONAL NEWS

Rallying for victims of Jim Crow justice
Will Jim Crow justice prevail in Jena, La.? That's the question that people around the country are asking as the September 20 sentencing of Mychal Bell approaches.

What kind of health care reform?
The cofounder of Physicians for a National Health Program talks to SW about the crisis of the health care system, and what we should be fighting for.

No, you're not crazy. It's sexism.
The way women are viewed in our society is warped and confused--treated as sex objects and somehow expected to take the blame for that treatment.

Does Andy Stern represent the future of labor?
Stern is one of the most outspoken advocates of the idea that it's necessary for businesses and unions to shed their differences and build a relationship to benefit both.

Nukes on bomber flight over U.S.
An Air Force bomber flew across the U.S. with six Cruise missiles, armed with nuclear warheads, loaded on its wings--all by mistake, according to the military.

OBITURARY
Connecting the eras of antiwar struggle
We were saddened to learn of the untimely passing of our friend Bill Davis, a longstanding fighter against war and imperialism and a leading figure in the Chicago labor movement.

EDITORIALS AND COLUMNS

READING BETWEEN THE LINES
The coming U.S. war on Iran?
One of the most serious guessing games around Washington these days is analysts' attempts to answer the question: Will the Bush administration launch a war against Iran?

EDITORIAL
Shut out of the boom--and tough times ahead
The unexpected decline in employment in August raised the possibility once again that the slowing U.S. economy could already be headed into a recession.

EDITORIAL
A legal setback for "no-match" firings
A judge has taken away the Bush administration's latest weapon for hunting down undocumented workers. But the campaign of raids and deportations is escalating anyway.

THE MEANING OF MARXISM
Socialism, struggle and the united front
One of the most important questions for socialists is how to relate their ideas to a larger audience and win wider layers of people to socialism.

ON THE PICKET LINE

ISSUES IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT
Learning the lessons of the Cygnus strike
Could a strike victory by 100 immigrant workers--who walked out without a union--hold lessons on how to revive the whole of organized labor?

Workers win at Camden Yards
The United Workers Association celebrated a victory last week in their three-year-long fight for a living wage for Camden Yards stadium cleaners.

Labor in brief
New York City taxi drivers | Woodfin Hotel

NEWS FROM OUR STRUGGLE

ICE raid in LA foiled by protest
They typically arrogant agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement found themselves on the defensive in Los Angeles in the face of determined community members.

News and reports
Support the Jena 6 | Norman Finkelstein's fight at DePaul | Police brutality in Seattle | Right to protest in Washington, D.C. | Send-off for antiwar soldiers

BOOKS AND ENTERTAINMENT

"Home is cage, and cage is steel"
In Poems from Guantánamo, the poetry of 17 different inmates at the U.S. prison camp has been collected and published for the world to read.

The private eye and the state of Israel
Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union takes a jaws of life to post-Second World War history by imaging a world where the budding state of Israel was defeated.

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