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Iraq war forces Indian workers home

TRIVANDRUM, India – Airports all over India are now overflowing with workers returning from the Middle East. Every day thousands of Indians are coming back, leaving their life-long earnings and their dreams of a better life behind with their jobs.

Profiting from a liberated Iraq

While U.S. war aims are couched in terms of “liberating” Iraq, the Bush administration is already divvying up the spoils of war.

In Iraq, casualties mount on both sides

“It’s all for nothing; that war could have been prevented,” Michelle Waters, sister of Staff Sgt. Kendall Waters-Bey, one of the first U.S. casualties of the Iraq war, said, tears running down her cheeks.

U.S. intensifies hostilities toward Cuba

The Cuban government warned of increased hostile activity by the Bush administration aimed at “destabilizing and subverting the constitutional order, infringing the law, conspiring against social development, boycotting economic relations, threatening the security and destroying the independence” of Cuba.

Humanitarian crisis deepens in Iraq

With the threat of a humanitarian crisis growing daily, international aid agencies have called upon U.S. armed forces to take urgent measures to help the Iraqi people obtain water and other aid necessary for survival.

Chicagoans to hear about Venezuela

The Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, Dr. Bernardo Alvarez, will visit Chicago for a public presentation, March 28. The following is a recent letter Alvarez wrote to the U.S. press.

Civil rights lawyer: Patriot Act must go

MILWAUKEE – Bruce Finerty, a Chicago attorney and head of the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, spoke here to an overflow audience of about 100 people recently on the need for the public to respond to the USA Patriot Act, and related acts like the recently leaked Patriot Act II.

International notes

Turkey: Torches for peace / Australia: 30,000 students strike vs. war / Bangladesh: Thousands march vs. war / Greece: 112 MPs demand their country stay out

Labor leaders to Bush: Stop bullying Mexico

Leaders of the nation’s main farm labor organizations sent a letter on March 10 to President George Bush expressing their “outrage over the heavy-handed tactics” employed by his administration against the government of Mexico.

Shock and awe would destroy Baghdad

WASHINGTON – Humanitarian groups warn of “catastrophic” civilian casualties if George W. Bush forges ahead with his “Shock and Awe” attack on Iraq in which cities will be struck with 3,000 missiles in the first 48 hours of war.

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