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Arafat health drama: a symbol of Israel’s imprisonment of the Palestinian people

By Jean Shaoul, 30 October 2004

The serious deterioration in the health of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority, has brought to the attention of the world something consciously concealed by the western media and its political leaders, namely the deplorable and unconscionable conditions to which the 75-year-old has been subjected by the Israeli government and its occupation forces.

Expanding Halliburton probe confirms Bush administration is most corrupt in US history

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2004

On the eve of the 2004 presidential election, allegations about the corrupt relationship between the Bush administration and Halliburton Corp., the company formerly run by Vice President Richard Cheney, have taken center stage once again. Press reports Friday said that the FBI has expanded an ongoing investigation into contracts obtained by Halliburton’s subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), in Iraq and Kuwait.

SEP election meeting in Cincinnati discusses attacks on voting rights

By Kate Randall, 30 October 2004

With only days remaining until Election Day, the Socialist Equality Party 2004 campaign held a meeting at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) on Wednesday, October 27. Speaking at the meeting were SEP vice presidential candidate Jim Lawrence and David Lawrence, the party’s candidate for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, who are both running as write-in candidates in the state. They were joined by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US Representative in Michigan’s 15th Congressional District.

Study estimates 100,000 additional Iraqi deaths since the invasion

By James Cogan, 30 October 2004

With the US military offensive to seize the city of Fallujah approaching a bloody climax, a study just published in the Lancet medical journal has provided a damning assessment of the consequences so far of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The increase in Iraq’s mortality rate over the past 18 months suggests that there have been at least 100,000 additional deaths since the US-led war began on March 20, 2003.

US introduces sanctions against Belarus

By Niall Green, 30 October 2004

On October 20, US President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that establishes sanctions against the former Soviet republic of Belarus and authorises the provision of assistance to groups opposed to the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

30 October 2004

Store workers protest against pay cut

A correction to “British MI6 agents named in Balkans”

29 October 2004

The World Socialist Web Site article “British MI6 agents named in Balkans,” posted October 27, writes of a “list of 116 alleged MI6 agents revealed by former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson in 1999.”

Bid-rigging scandal envelops top insurance broker in US

By Jamie Chapman, 29 October 2004

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a civil suit on October 14 against the world’s largest insurance broker, Marsh & McLennan, charging the US firm with bid-rigging and other practices that enhanced its income at the expense of its clients. Marsh’s insurance brokerage unit has recorded annual revenues of $6.9 billion.

Britain: second inquest held into police shooting of Harry Stanley

By Keith Lee, 29 October 2004

A second inquest started last week into the shooting death of Harry Stanley by London police on September 22, 1999.

SEP congressional candidate John Christopher Burton speaks at LA-area debate

By Andrea Peters, 29 October 2004

John Christopher Burton, the Socialist Equality Party write-in candidate for California’s 29th Congressional District (Pasadena) debated the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Green Party candidates for the 27th and 29th Congressional Districts at an election forum on Wednesday evening.