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2008 NOVEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 18


Drive Aso Cabinet into a corner in the struggle to defend working peoplefs lives
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo gave a speech at the rally held as part of the November 13 Day of Action calling for eradication of poverty, creation of decent jobs, and the resolution of the crisis of living conditions.

G20 confirmed the need for stronger regulations on cross-border financial transactions: Akahata editorial
The leaders of 20 countries met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to respond to the current global financial crisis that broke out in the United States and how to prevent the recurrence of such a crisis.

New international signature campaign will pave the way for abolition of nuclear weapons: Akahata editorial
The new international signature campaign launched in August at the World Conference against A & H Bombs, gToward the 2010 NPT Review Conference - Appeal for a Nuclear-Free World,h is gaining support.

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ECONOMIC POLICIES
JCP proposes emergency economic measures
Government cash handouts will only cause burdens on local towns: JCP Shii
G20 confirmed the need for stronger regulations on cross-border financial transactions: Akahata editorial

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SPACE DEVELOPMENT
It is unconstitutional to use space for military purposes: Akahata editorial (excerpts)

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POLITICS
JCP Ichida criticizes LDP and DPJ for trying to avoid key issues in Diet

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SDF
Ousted ASDF chief appears before the Diet
SDF academy head replaced over sexual harassment

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ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
New international signature campaign will pave the way for abolition of nuclear weapons: Akahata editorial
JCP in Diet urges government to press U.S. to fulfill commitment to eliminate nuclear weapons

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LIVING STANDARDS AND EMPLOYMENT
80,000 medical workers take part in national day of action demanding drastic increase in medical staff
Day of action held calling for getting rid of worsening living conditions
Drive Aso Cabinet into a corner in the struggle to defend working peoplefs lives: JCP Chair Shiifs speech at rally
JCP chair urges government to stop massive firing of contingent workers
Rally held to start joint action calling for drastic revision of the Worker Dispatch Law
Labor minister says government wonft appeal ruling on nursefs death from overwork in Osaka
Zenroren-recommended nominee appointed to Central Labor Relations Commission
Health minister promises guidance on the issue of children living without health insurance

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JCP
JCP mayor reelected as Kunimi Town mayor
600 bid farewell to late former JCP Vice Chair Ueda Koichiro



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