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You cant beat the bosses without passing the hat!

Congratulations to People’s Weekly World supporters and fund drive organizers who worked hard to raise money for the 2003 Fund Drive.

International notes

Haiti: Gov’t calls for end to terror / Sierra Leone: Disarmament process complete / Germany: Metal workers stage warning strikes / Cuba: Idaho legislators visit / South Korea: Auto workers demand leader’s reinstatement

International notes

Canada: Wal-Mart workers organize / Haiti: Gov’t TV station attacked / India: General strike set for Feb. 24 / Cuba: U.S. & Cuban psychiatrists meet / South Africa-Germany: Unions strengthen ties

International notes

U.K.: Childcare key to overcoming poverty / India: Working women map fightback / Bolivia: Labor federation calls strike / Japan: ‘Spring Struggle’ seeks pay hike / Angola: Oil union protests dismissals

Hot topic on web Voting machines

Barbara Jean Hope’s feature story, “Who is counting your vote? Diebold & Bush vs. the public interest” (PWW, 1/17-23), has generated considerable interest among our readers and on the World Wide Web.

International notes

New Zealand: Protesters highlight U.S. use of facilities / India: Tests show Coke is toxic / South Africa: YCL emphasizes elections, public education / Venezuela: Chavez says include Cuba / U.K.: Union seeks to organize call center workers

Iran reinstates 200 election candidates

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s unelected and ultra-conservative Guardian Council, which earlier this month disqualified thousands of potential candidates in next month’s elections, reversed the disqualifications of 200 candidates on Jan. 20 and promised that more would be reinstated soon. But the move did not allay anger among reformists.

FTAA is bad for your health

Workers Correspondence It was exciting, informative and uplifting, despite the heavy police presence. I’m referring to the anti-FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) meet in Miami the week of Nov. 16 – 20, which gave progressive organizations the opportunity to meet others from the same movement.

International notes

Italy: Transit workers strike over pensions / Iraq: IFTU headquarters remains closed / Indonesia: Unemployment rising sharply / Nigeria: Unions protest fuel tax / Venezuela: U.S. delegation criticizes ‘disinformation’

Bias alleged in new security checks

The Department of Homeland Security’s latest addition to airport security checks has been greeted by a chorus of disapproval, both from domestic groups and internationally.

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