International notes

S. Africa: Shoprite strikers march / Greece: Anti-NATO activists on trial again / Australia: Maritime firm stranded Pacific Island workers / Sudan: East Africa leaders say peace deal close

Israeli CP attacked

HAIFA, Israel – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Israel and Arab Israeli lawmaker Issam Mahoul and wife, Su’ad, survived a car bomb explosion and fire on Oct. 24.

Senate rebukes Bush on Cuba

By a voice vote, the U.S. Senate last week approved an amendment to the Department of Transportation bill that would strip the government of all funding for the enforcement of its much-criticized ban on travel to Cuba.

International notes

South Africa: Bram Fischer reinstated / Serbia: U.S. Steel hit by strike / Benin: Child laborers freed / Britain: Thousands still don’t get minimum / Latin America: Water crisis affects 130 million

Letter from Moscow: Russians fight to restore democracy

MOSCOW – October 4th marked the 10th anniversary of the storming of the Russian White House, the building that used to house the Soviet parliament. On this day in 1993, the city of Moscow erupted as the working people retaliated against then-President Boris Yelstin’s police force and political cronies.

Rebellion in Bolivia ousts president

Tens of thousands of Bolivian workers, peasants, indigenous people, and students flooded the streets of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, last week in celebration of the ouster of former President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada.

International notes

Asia: Coca-Cola workers mobilize / Russia: Bauxite miners win big / Greece: Strikes paralyze capital / Venezuela: Chavez says, ‘Celebrate resistance’

Pressure builds for probe of Bush WMD distortions

One year after it authorized use of the Armed Forces to defend the nation against the alleged “threat posed by Iraq and to enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” Congress is considering an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rights activist gets Nobel Prize

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Iranian human rights activist and lawyer, Shirin Ebadi, on Oct. 10, has significant internal and international implications for the development of political events in Iran.

No votes urged on Bush Iraq bill

With a congressional vote expected shortly on President Bush’s $87 billion request for the occupation of Iraq, a growing number of lawmakers have announced they will vote against it.

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