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Letters - June 14, 2008

Something smells Ready for the challenge Update on Mumia case Fact check Burma, not Myanmar

Worldnotes - June 14, 2008

Germany: The Left Party sets course Peru: U.S. military intervenes South Africa: Revival of alliance Australia: Unions respond to migrant workers Gaza: Abbas promotes reconciliation

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Letters - June 7, 2008

Israel at 60 Incomprehensible On Sean Bell

Worldnotes - June 7, 2008

Czech Republic: Resistance grows to U.S. bases Brazil: New security alliance formed Iraq: Unions urge end to anti-union measures Egypt: Textile strikes snowball Puerto Rico: Primary highlights colonial status Cuba: Amnesty International raps U.S.

Cuban Five lose appeal, protests build

Almost ten months after defense attorneys presented oral arguments, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals June 4 delivered bad news to prisoners Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez; Rene Gonzalez; Ramon Labanino; and Antonio Guerrero, collectively known as the Cuban Five. The three judge panel reaffirmed all five convictions plus the sentences imposed on two of the men. However, the Appeals Court did revoke life sentences for Labanino and Guerrero, also Fernando Gonzalez’ 19-year term. The judges noted that “no top secret information was gathered or transmitted.” Their cases go back to the Miami court for resentencing.

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Letters - May 31, 2008

Fascist mayor terrorizes Rome Help correct injustice Israel’s nukes ‘Iron Man’ fan

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Worldnotes - May 31, 2008

Venezuela: Solidarity = medical education Iraq: U.S. military jails children, report charges Philippines: Activists see less role for coal Italy: Green light for persecution Niger: Report highlights disparities Cuba: Energy revolution bears fruit

MOVIE REVIEW Indiana Jones survives

MOVIE REVIEW Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Directed by Steven Spielberg Paramount Pictures, 2008 124 min., Rated PG-13 If we hadn't seen it with our own eyes, my movie buddy and I would not believe all the amazing things that happened to Indiana Jones and his friends during his big adventure with the crystal skull. Indiana was blown up, shot at and dropped from great distances, not just once or twice but for most of the entire two-hour film experience!

Letters - May 24 2008

Stand with veterans The tragedy of Reading First: more than corruption Solidarity tours Dental care is a necessity

Worldnotes - May 24, 2008

Cuba: International Day Against Homophobia South Africa: Protecting water rights Israel: Different health outcomes Brazil: Environment takes a hit Canada: Victims confront multinational giant Australia: Coal mine canary dies

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