World News

International notes

Swaziland: Protesters demand democracy / Liberia: Security needed for relief supplies / Argentina: No pardon for repression / Haiti: Reparations campaign makes progress / China: Job creation takes center stage

Soldier Sal is safe so far

Sal, a young Texas soldier in Iraq, writes to let us know that he is OK.

International notes

Iraq: Protest of fuel & power shortages / South Africa: Gov’t to provide AIDS drugs / South Korea: Hyundai workers win wage hike / Dominican Republic: Police raid transport union office / India: Anger grows over strike ban

Bushs Senegal visit uncensored

The following is an abridged e-mail sent by a Senegalese woman and health activist to friends. It gives an uncensored view of George W. Bush’s Africa visit.

What is going on in Iraq today? An Iraqi view

Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.

Venezuelas revolution improves economy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is an advocate for the poor and working people, enjoying the votes of over half of his countrymen and women in every election. This infuriates the wealthy and powerful in Caracas and Washington, D.C., as does his friendship with Cuban President Fidel Castro.

International notes

Japan: Anti-nuke meet opens / Liberia: Emergency food airlifted / Britain: Unions shift to left / Britain: Unions shift to left / Afghanistan: Union-busters help draft laws / China & Russia: Urge ban on space arms / France: Anti-globalization activist released

Israel builds two anti-Palestinian walls

TEL AVIV – How many invulnerable and invincible “defense walls” have been constructed during history? “High-security walls,” propagated as a guarantor of protection against an enemy onslaught, have all proven to be vulnerable and penetrable.

U.S. schools and shelters to receive Cuban aid

The 14th U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment caravan, organized by IFCO/Pastors for Peace, after successfully delivering 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuban schools, churches, hospitals, and senior centers last week, returned to the United States via Mexico on July 29, carrying products manufactured in Cuba to be delivered to communities throughout the U.S.

Millions celebrate Cuban revolution

Millions of Cubans celebrated the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution with carnivals, dancing, street festivals, parades, meetings and rallies. July 26 is the anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks, which sparked the revolution.

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