May

Flags fly at half-mast for Sisulu

Walter Sisulu, who together with Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo led the campaign that freed South Africa from the grip of apartheid, died on May 5, only days before his 91st birthday.

Bhopal survivors tour U.S., target Dow

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.— “Dow [Chemical] must face criminal trial,” Satinath Sarangi, an activist on behalf of Bhopal’s disaster victims, told a gathering of union activists here on May 7. It was hosted by HERE Local 24 and sponsored by local chapters of the U.S. Peace Council and Jobs with Justice.

Attacks on journalists prompt call for inquiry

As Operation Iraqi Freedom shifts to an occupation plan, international concern is being raised over the deaths of journalists in the course of the fighting.

International notes

Iraq: Agriculture in danger / Colombia: Unionist killed on May Day / Japan: ‘Love of country’ curriculum falls flat / South Africa: Mineworkers support women’s rights / Germany: Workers in east want 35-hour week

Cuba rejects U.S. terrorism claims

The Cuban Foreign Ministry has strongly rejected Cuba’s inclusion in the list of countries allegedly sponsoring international terrorism the U.S. government issued April 30.

Israeli troops raid Peoples Party offices

Israeli troops raided the headquarters of the secretary general of the Palestinian People’s Party in Ramallah on Friday evening, May 9. The Israeli troops searched the headquarters and confiscated a large number of files and documents belonging to the Party and Sawt al-Watan magazine, published by the People’s Party.