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  • International notes

    International notes

    January 9, 2004

    Iraq: ICFTU calls for trade union rights The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) is calling for support of the trade union movement now re-emerging in Iraq. At the close of a two-day meeting in...

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  • Huge rally marks 1804 Haitian revolution

    Huge rally marks 1804 Haitian revolution

    January 9, 2004

    Many tens of thousands of cheering Haitians flooded the streets surrounding the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on New Year’s Day in celebration of the 200th anniversary of their country’s independence. They came to hear President Jean-Bertrand...

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  • Earthquake wreaks massive devastation

    Earthquake wreaks massive devastation

    January 9, 2004

    The catastrophic effects of the Dec. 26 earthquake in Bam, Iran, and the surrounding areas are enormous. Eighty percent of the city has been destroyed, with at least 30,000 dead (some say this figure could reach...

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  • Imperialism behind coup in Georgia
Imperialism behind coup in Georgia

    Imperialism behind coup in Georgia Imperialism behind coup in Georgia

    December 19, 2003 By Greg Godwin

    Since the invasion and occupation of Iraq, it has become fashionable to characterize U.S. foreign policy as imperialist. Apologists have shamelessly embraced the description, while critics are appalled at what they see as a departure from...

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  • Big losses for India’s Congress Party

    Big losses for India’s Congress Party

    December 19, 2003 By M.K.N Moorthy

    NEW DELHI – Provincial elections held recently in three states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh – went heavily in favor of right-wing, Hindu nationalist forces and their political arm, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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