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A view from Iraq

How the Iraqis see it: an interview with Salam Ali of the Iraqi Communist Party on the continuing political impasse in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces.

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Iraqi union offices raided, solidarity campaign started

Iraqi authorities pounced on offices of the country's electrical workers' union nationwide, closing the offices and seizing all equipment, assets and records.

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World Notes: Europe, Iraq, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Cuba

Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.

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Urgent appeal for solidarity with Iraqi workers

The Executive Bureau of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers has issued an "urgent appeal to Arab and international trade unions" for solidarity.

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Iraq elections: a tale of big money and ugly politics

Many Iraqis hoped the March elections would advance a united national consensus to build a sovereign democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation, but it appears that struggle has a ways to go.

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World Notes: Guatemala, Bolivia, Palestine, Iraq

In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.

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Big voter turnout in Iraq, undeterred by violence

Iraqi voters turned out heavily in Sunday's national elections, despite an upsurge of violence leading up to the balloting.

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World Notes

United Nations, Britain, Mongolia, Argentina, Iraq, Cuba

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Iraq sues Blackwater over killing spree

Angry over a U.S. judge's dismissal of criminal charges against Blackwater security guards, the Iraqi government is suing the company for a shooting spree that killed 17 civilians.

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World Notes: Western Sahara, Iraq, Chile, Canada, Indonesia, Cuba

After taking Aminatou Haidar to a hospital on Dec. 17, Spanish authorities removed the "Saharan Gandhi" from the Canary Islands to Western Sahara.

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