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By James Conachy, 30 July 2003
The welcome home parade given for Private Jessica Lynch on July 22 highlighted an aspect of the war on Iraq that is receiving little attention: the return to American working class communities of severely wounded and traumatized soldiers.
By Terry Cook, 30 July 2003
If a further demonstration were needed of the subservience of the unions to the dictates of big business it was provide this month by the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union. Within the course of a few days, both organisations capitulated without a murmur to a rightwing media campaign attacking the right of workers to picket and clearing the ground for even tougher restrictions on any form of industrial action.
By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2003
On July 24, Andrew Gilligan was reported to have requested that the transcript of his July 17 testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) not be released. The Committee was investigating whether the government had lied over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Gilligan had called for it to remain private until it was submitted to the judicial inquiry into whistleblower Dr. David Kelly’s death.
By John Chan, 30 July 2003
While the immediate political crisis in Hong Kong over plans for draconian anti-subversion legislation has temporarily subsided, none of the underlying issues have been resolved. Following a massive protest of 500,000 people on July 1, the administration of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa backed away from passing the new laws. But Tung remains under pressure from Beijing to do so in the not-too-distant future, setting the scene for further confrontations with protestors intent on defending democratic rights.
By Steve James, 30 July 2003
Ireland’s state-owned airport company, Aer Rianta, is to be broken up and eventually privatised.
30 July 2003
Below we post a selection of recent letters on the death of British whistleblower Dr. David Kelly.
By Sandy English, 30 July 2003
Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B. C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus; through August 17, 2003 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
By Joanne Laurier, 29 July 2003
On July 10 the House of Representatives voted 213-210 for a measure, proposed by the Bush administration, that represents an historic attack on the 40-hour week and gives employers the power to extract overtime without compensation. The measure would overhaul rules for overtime pay adversely affecting millions of working people.
29 July 2003
The World Socialist Web Site and Socialist Equality Party held an international conference entitled “Political Lessons of the War on Iraq: the way forward for the international working class” on July 5-6 in Sydney, Australia.
By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2003
There is no shortage of wretched betrayals in the annals of Stalinism. But the decision of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) to join the Governing Council hand-picked by the Bush administration to provide a façade for its neo-colonial subjugation of the country is without precedent.