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By James Cogan and Socialist Equality Party candidate for Chifley, 30 October 2007
Amid mounting US threats against Iran, the issue of a disastrous new war intruded briefly into the official Australian election campaign last Wednesday, when a journalist asked Prime Minister John Howard whether he would support a “preemptive strike” on Iran.
By Naomi Spencer, 30 October 2007
An unnamed Army officer who served at dozens of Guantánamo prisoner tribunals has characterized the legal proceeding against one detainee as “unconscionable,” and said commanders dictated rulings against prisoners that tribunals found should be released. The officer will provide key testimony when the US Supreme Court meets on December 5 in a case involving Guantánamo detainees.
By Kim Saito and Emanuele Saccarelli, 30 October 2007
A week after the eruption of wildfires across seven Southern California counties led to the largest mass evacuation in California’s history, and as authorities announce progress in containing the blazes, people are returning to their homes to assess the damage and rebuild their lives. As of Sunday, over 2,000 homes had been consumed by fire and many more had sustained varying degrees of damage.
By Guy Charron, 30 October 2007
This is an updated version of an article posted in French, October 20, 2007.
By Stefan Steinberg, 30 October 2007
With one notable exception, the German media and government circles have largely refrained from making any open comment about the growing threat of a US military attack against Iran.
By Carol Divjak and Socialist Equality Party candidate for the Senate in NSW, 30 October 2007
The 2007 Public Hospital Report Card issued by the Australian Medical Association, which represents 27,000 doctors, provides a graphic picture of the bipartisan Labor-Liberal wrecking operation carried out against public hospitals over the past two decades. The report states that public hospitals are seriously “underfunded, overstretched and in crisis”.
30 October 2007
Four-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the US government is laying the foundation for another bloody war, now against Iran. The basic pretexts for further military action in the oil-rich Middle East have already been worked out.
By Hiram Lee, 30 October 2007
Directed by Gavin Hood, screenplay by Kelley Sane
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2007
When President Bush used an October 17 White House press conference to threaten that the escalating US confrontation with Iran posed a danger of “World War III” his remark was passed over in silence by most of the media. Those that did report it seemed, for the most part, to accept the White House claim that the president was engaging in hyperbole and merely making a “rhetorical point.”
By Barry Grey, 30 October 2007
The ouster of Stanley O’Neal as chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch & Co., the giant Wall Street investment bank and brokerage house, is one more indication of the deep crisis gripping major US financial institutions. It also provides an insight into the corporate culture and social types that have come to dominate the US financial establishment.