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By Paul Bond, 30 May 2005
Caravaggio: The Final Years at the National Gallery, London, February 23-May 22, 2005
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2005
The following is an initial report on the results of Sunday’s referendum in France on the European Union constitution. A more comprehensive analysis of the vote and its political implications will be posted Tuesday.
30 May 2005
The following is a selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Kate Randall, 30 May 2005
New details emerging about detainee abuse at the Guantánamo Bay prison camp underscore the utterly craven and politically motivated character of Newsweek’s retraction of its May 9 article citing desecration of the Koran.
By Sinan Ikinci, 30 May 2005
On May 12, Turkey signed a new three-year, $US10 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.
By Nick Beams, 30 May 2005
The increasing fragility of the world economy is underlined by the latest report from International Monetary Fund staff on the position of the United States. The report, which will be the subject of discussion before a final document is prepared, said there was “general agreement” that the outlook for the US in 2005 and 2006 was “favourable” with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to expand at around 3.5 percent over the next two years.
By Chris Marsden, 28 May 2005
Amnesty International has called on the Bush administration to close its prison camp at the US Navy base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, calling it “the gulag of our time.”
By Erika Zimmer, 28 May 2005
A new agreement between the Labor government in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) and the NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) takes a significant step toward dismantling the current public school staffing system. Launched late last month, the agreement is the second major shift in this direction, following last year’s amendments to the Teaching Services Act, which allowed for the dismissal of school principals who failed to satisfy various performance benchmarks.
By Patrick Martin, 28 May 2005
Only a merciless satirist could have choreographed the trip through the Middle East last week by Laura Bush, wife of the US president. Mrs. Bush visited Jordan, Israel and the occupied West Bank, then finished up with two days in Egypt, where she visited Cairo, the pyramids, and the site of the ancient library at Alexandria.
By Joanne Laurier, 28 May 2005
Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, screenplay by Haggis and Robert Moresco