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Arab Americans meet hits detentions, war

CRYSTAL CITY, Va. – Delegates at the 20th convention of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) here June 12-15 called for ending the U.S. occupation of Iraq, creation of a Palestinian state, and termination of Attorney General John Ashcroft’s mass detention of Arabs and Muslims.

International notes

South Africa: Gov’t releases AIDS guidelines / Nepal: Workers back anti-monarchy movement / Britain: Steelworker retirees protest pension losses / Haiti: Health ministry receives donation / Guatemala: Teachers hit the bricks, again

Iraqi civilian outrage mounts against U.S.

As U.S. attacks intensified this week against continuing armed resistance in Iraq, reports also grew of civilian outrage at sweeps, house searches and mass detentions conducted by the U.S. troops.

World confronting many epidemics

The recently concluded 56th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the many-faceted ongoing world health crisis. The meeting, with 2,000 participants from 192 member states, dramatized the incredible dangers facing children, people living in poverty and, in fact, the whole planet.

Activists say Bring down the wall

TUCSON, Ariz. – Kicking off a campaign to “Bring down the wall” on the border with Mexico, a broad-based coalition of community organizations and individuals held a teach-in here May 31.

International notes

Cuba-Africa: Over 25,000 Africans educated in Cuba / France: New strike wave vs. pension reforms / China: Work starts on longest bridge / Canada-France-USA: Joint Day of Action

Action needed on bills to end Cuba travel ban

While aggression against Cuba reached a new low when Bush administration officials expelled 14 Cuban diplomats on allegations of espionage, very important advances are being made in ending the embargo. Members of Congress recently introduced bills in both chambers to end the ban on travel to Cuba.

International notes

Peru: Protests vs. state of emergency / China: Public health system gets upgrade / United Nations: Indigenous leaders demand compensation / Australia: Detention center horrors continue

Protests and splits mark G8 summit

President Bush’s effort to win world support for his unilateral, superpower policies ran into resistance in the Group of 8 (G8) meeting and on the streets outside. The G8 represents the heads of the world’s richest capitalist countries.

Where are all those Iraqi weapons?

“Where are the weapons of mass destruction?” That is the first of many awkward questions George W. Bush faces as the vaunted victory in Iraq unravels in chaos. Another question is: “How long will the occupation last and how much will it cost?”

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