Following the devastating bombing of the United Nations office in Baghdad, talk is increasingly turning to the failure of the Bush administration’s unilateralist Iraq policies and its “war on terrorism.”
Gush Shalom, an Israeli peace group, has issued a statement charging the Israeli government is responsible for the new round of violence in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. The group said, “The renewed cycle of bloodshed has begun with the decision of the Israeli political and military echelons to implement – in the middle of the Hudna (cease-fire) – a series of ‘targeted liquidations,’ knowing full well that that act would lead to retaliation bombings and to the breaking of the Hudna.”
Cuba: Trade pacts signed with Alabama / Iraq: Int’l union federation condemns attack on UN / Liberia: UN says humanitarian crisis continues / Czech Republic: New political crisis looms
Swaziland: Protesters demand democracy / Liberia: Security needed for relief supplies / Argentina: No pardon for repression / Haiti: Reparations campaign makes progress / China: Job creation takes center stage
Sal, a young Texas soldier in Iraq, writes to let us know that he is OK.
Iraq: Protest of fuel & power shortages / South Africa: Gov’t to provide AIDS drugs / South Korea: Hyundai workers win wage hike / Dominican Republic: Police raid transport union office / India: Anger grows over strike ban
The following is an abridged e-mail sent by a Senegalese woman and health activist to friends. It gives an uncensored view of George W. Bush’s Africa visit.
Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is an advocate for the poor and working people, enjoying the votes of over half of his countrymen and women in every election. This infuriates the wealthy and powerful in Caracas and Washington, D.C., as does his friendship with Cuban President Fidel Castro.
Japan: Anti-nuke meet opens / Liberia: Emergency food airlifted / Britain: Unions shift to left / Britain: Unions shift to left / Afghanistan: Union-busters help draft laws / China & Russia: Urge ban on space arms / France: Anti-globalization activist released