Security forces sprayed tear gas on stone-hurling protestors in Istanbul Wednesday at a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of a hunger strike in Turkish prisons that claimed dozens of lives, Anatolia news agency reported.
(no endorsement of AWTW implied)
25 October 2004. A World to Win News Service. 5 November has been set as the date
for the opening of the trial of Abimael Guzman (Chairman Gonzalo) and 17 other
accused leaders, members and supporters of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP).
While some strikes end (or are suspended), others start, and some just keep going on and on and on.
Adrian Dragan is a Roma (Gypsy) refugee currently being held in isolation at the North Fraser prison in Port Coquitlam. On October 6, he started a hunger strike after he was placed in isolation for refusing to sign a form that would indicate his willingness to return to Romania (which he does not want to do).
Neil Stonechild was in the custody of two Saskatoon police officers on the last night he was seen alive, and injuries he suffered likely were caused by police handcuffs.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian police raided a building in Haiti's capital and killed at least 10 people, most of them young, neighbours told a human rights lawyer Wednesday, the second day of a strike called by loyalists who want the return of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
On October 13, 2004, a group of encapuchados (masked-up rebels) attacked a motorcycle police contingent with firebombs outside of the University of Chile in Santiago.
BEIJING Vexed local officials in towns and cities across China are struggling to contain large public demonstrations that are erupting at a seemingly quickening pace.
If diplomacy fails, the Jewish state could call on military to strike any nuclear arms program.
"As a Caucasian 21 year old college student, Victoria Snelgrove was not your typical (police) brutality victim. But if this is what (Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen) O'Toole describes as 'great restraint' it raises the question of what police are doing in parts of the city like Roxbury and Mattapan where the lights don't shine as brightly (Roxbury & Mattapan are low-income, primarily African-American communities in Boston)."
By EDWARD WONG |
October 27, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 26 - Prime Minister Ayad Allawi blamed the American-led military forces on Tuesday for the weekend massacre of 49 freshly trained Iraqi soldiers, saying the military had shown "major negligence."
The president of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation says an experiment at using an alternative energy-generating system in Inuvik is a failure.
Bill Fletcher, Jr. addresses the lack of understanding in the US labour movement (and by extension all other labour movements) of "global justice" and what it means to have an analysis of social justice issues that go beyond national boarders.
"(Many on the left) are obsessed with the unions, waiting for their big battalions to stir into action. But....if we are to win the fight against capitalism, then we won't get anywhere by asking nicely. This really isn't rocket science."
A Poem By A Palestinian Youth
Eye to Eye
By Gihad Ali