The occupation of Iraq has developed into a deepening crisis for US imperialism and President Bush. The present headache concerns the new Iraqi government due to take office from 30 June - an attempted fig leaf to cover Bush’s responsibility for the catastrophic developments.

Saddam’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison is now a US-run centre for the subjugation of the Iraqi people.

"The photos that lost Bush the war". That was how one US commentator referred to the images of torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops. Beamed across the globe, these appalling photos have provoked international outrage.

The brutal assassination of the spiritual leader of Palestinian Islamic organisation Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, was met with outrage from Palestinians, together with people throughout the Arab world and millions internationally who are horrified at the barbaric acts of the Israeli regime.

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