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Opposition grows to war with Iraq

Growing opposition to the Bush administration’s planned attack on Iraq, even from prominent right-wing Republicans, provides a “window of opportunity” to prevent such a war, Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness, a humanitarian group working to end economic sanctions against Iraq, told the World. “I hope every grassroots group will develop a committed nonviolent resistance campaign, including sit-ins at Congressional offices if need be,” to stop a U.S. war on Iraq, she said.

International notes

Colombia: unionists face death threat/Canada: ‘Big Three’ face big strike/Portugal: Defense minister warns against general strike/Slovakia: Anti-civil liberties move fails/Mexico: Workers aim to block private power plan/Indonesia: Workers protest vs. Nike

Canadian workers oppose planned U.S. attack on Iraq

In a statement issued on August 20, Ken Georgetti, president of the 2.5 million-member Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) said, 'Canadian workers are watching with growing disbelief the U.S. government’s preparations for a full-scale attack against Iraq and they want nothing to do with it.

Israel expels international witnesses

TEL AVIV – A group of 48 French citizens who had traveled to Israel was stopped at the Tel Aviv airport and denied entry on Aug. 20 when the Israeli government declared them personae non grata. The group had come to Israel at the invitation of the Hadash Front, an Israeli peace group, led by Issam Mahoul, a member of the Knesset. Among its members were young people of different backgrounds, including several of Jewish heritage.

Holts a progressive voice in N.J.

Commentary The race in central New Jersey’s relatively affluent 12th Congressional District is one of the more interesting races in the nation. The race pits two-term Congressman Rush Holt against the GOP candidate Reverend Buster Soaries, an African-American Baptist minister. Soaries, former Secretary of State in Christine Todd Whitman’s Republican administration, is seen by some as the 'liberal' face of the Republican party.

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