October

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.