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By Jerry White and Joe Kay, 29 March 2008
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By our reporting team, 29 March 2008
On Thursday a WSWS reporting team spoke to American Axle strikers on the picket line in Detroit about the threat by CEO Richard Dauch to close the factories where workers are presently on strike.
By Barry Grey, 29 March 2008
After months of virtual silence on the collapse of the speculative binge on Wall Street that has plunged the US economy into recession, all three major US presidential candidates delivered speeches this week on the housing and credit crises.
By Barry Mason, 29 March 2008
The United Nations body World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the rise in global food prices will reduce its ability to feed hungry and malnourished people.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe and K. Ratnayake, 29 March 2008
The Communist Party of India (Marxist), India’s most important Stalinist party and the dominant partner in the Left Front, is holding its 19th congress in Coimbatore, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, from March 29 to April 3.
29 March 2008
The following is a selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Dante Pastrana, 29 March 2008
More political fuel was added this month to the crisis surrounding Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. There were accusations that her administration had betrayed the country by signing a 2005 agreement with China and Vietnam to conduct a joint seismic survey of the disputed Spratly Islands chain. The new allegations come on top of accusations of massive kickbacks involving the awarding of a now-cancelled $US329 million contract to a Chinese corporation, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Co. (ZTE), to build a nationwide broadband network (NBN) in the Philippines.
By Joanne Laurier, 29 March 2008
Directed by David Gordon Green; screenplay by Green, based on the novel by Stewart O’Nan
By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2008
US fighter planes and helicopter gunships struck the southern Iraqi city of Basra and the teeming slums of Baghdad’s Sadr City with bombs and missiles Friday as the offensive launched by Iraqi puppet troops against the Mahdi Army, the Shia militia loyal to Muqtada al Sadr, faltered badly.
By Naomi Spencer, 29 March 2008
A US federal court issued a ruling Thursday in the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of murder in the 1981 shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer.