April

Reports: govt repression in Oaxaca continues

The International Civil Commission for Human Rights (ICCHR), a nongovernmental group, charges in a new report that Oaxacans detained by the federal and state police have been tortured with “electric shock, physical aggression, burns as well as psychological torture.”

Zimbabwe strife fueled by competing interests

Less than a week after a summit of presidents from southern African states reportedly told Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe that his nation’s police had used excessive force in beating and otherwise repressing his opponents, state-sponsored violence continued across the country, according to news reports.

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Senate ready to move on EFCA

The landmark Employee Free Choice Act, which would level the playing field for workers up against powerful bosses, is now moving towards a vote in the U.S. Senate.

A Proud Moment for Our Party

The following is a speech given on the occasion of the handing over the Communist Party USA’s archives to New York University’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, March 23, 2007 in New York City.

Communist Media: Making the American Promise Real for Everyone

The following is a speech given on the occasion of the handing over the Communist Party USA’s archives to New York University’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, March 23, 2007 in New York City.

The Indispensable Ones

This speech was delivered on March 23, 2007 at the Tamiment Library in New York, on the occasion of the reception of the archives of the Communist Party USA to the library.

Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party

This is the text of a speech delivered at the reception of the Communist Party USA archives at the Tamiment Library at New York University.

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CARTOON

When the rain of sadness is wasted

It’s exciting to watch Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler together in Mike Binder’s “Reign Over Me.” On the surface it seems like an impossible match. Almost immediately you feel a blanket of sadness and anger from them, and it feels real and you can see it.

Movie reminds us why we fight so hard

When I got up on March 25, I was pretty sure I would go and see “Amazing Grace,” a British film about the parliamentary struggle to ban the transatlantic slave trade. That struggle was victorious on March 25, 1807, and one doesn’t get to celebrate a 200th anniversary every day.

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