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  • Congos fighting serves corporate interests

    Congos fighting serves corporate interests

    May 22, 2003

    This month’s outbreak of renewed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) threatens to further weaken this central African country and perpetuate its economic dependence on the U.S. and other big capitalist powers....

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  • Sharon torpedoes any peace efforts

    Sharon torpedoes any peace efforts

    May 22, 2003

    KIBBUTZ BEIT OREM, Israel – The Bush administration calls their plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian crisis a “roadmap.” But U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Jerusalem and Ramallah, and departed. He left behind a...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    May 22, 2003

    Nepal: Solidarity needed A political crisis that has been simmering since last fall erupted in violence last week, as over 150,000 security forces mobilized by the monarchy attacked peaceful protests organized by five major political parties...

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  • ALA rejects U.S.-backed libraries in Cuba

    ALA rejects U.S.-backed libraries in Cuba

    May 22, 2003

    Among the 75 dissidents recently convicted on subversion charges in Cuba are so-called “independent librarians.” Their arrest drew howls of protest from the Bush administration and Cuban emigres in Miami. But Ann Sparanese, a librarian at...

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  • From the Charleston 5 victory to the 2004 elections

    From the Charleston 5 victory to the 2004 elections

    May 22, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    An interview with Ken Riley The following interview with Kenneth Riley Jr., president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1422 in Charleston, S.C., took place during the recent convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse...

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