August

Bush has gone too far

When President George W. Bush recently rejected a U.S. Senate financing bill to protect the rescuers and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 disaster, he repeated a mistake made by previous Republican administrations. They showed their arrogant and crass class interests and the voters eventually tossed them out.

ADC picnic combines politics and fun

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. – The struggle for social justice is generally no picnic. But an exception to that rule may be the community picnic at Lions Park, held last weekend by the Wisconsin chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which drew hundreds for a day of political action, sunshine and barbecue.

A Cuban cartoonist talks of his art and Cuba

Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero, known as Ares, is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist living in Havana. His drawings have won hundreds of awards in world cartooning and satire competitions.

Nickel and Dimed play shows struggle to get by

Nickel and Dimed, by Joan Holden, directed by Bartlett Sher, from the book by Barbara Ehrenreich You have probably heard of the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by noted author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich, but what you may not have heard is that the book is on its way to becoming a national theater sensation. Nickel and Dimed, the play, is a production of the Intiman Theater in Seattle (running July 26-Aug. 25), but will soon be opening in Los Angeles and beyond.

100 years of New York photographs

The earliest New York City photographers of note, from the 1880s to the 1920s, lugging their heavy tripods and glass-plate negatives from site to site, focused mainly on the awesome drama of the sheer size of the city – its skyscrapers, crowded streets and institutions.

The Pledge of Allegiances socialist history

A recent federal court decision challenging the use of the phrase “under God” as a violation of the Constitution’s separation of Church and State has led to howls of protest from rightwingers who have some powerful friends on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fair funding for public schools

The following is a statement by the Communist Party of New York State. Over the years many elected officials have wanted to be “the education president,” or “the education mayor.” George Pataki is the first to seek the title “eighth grade education governor,” and it looks like he has it.

Restore the American labor movement, restore the nation!

In a speech to the 46th Convention of the Iowa Federation of Labor, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) called for renewed struggle “to bring economic justice to those who have created the wealth through their work.” An excerpted version of the speech follows: Let us begin anew to bring economic justice to those who have created the wealth through their work. A re-energized labor movement will re-energize America’s politics and create a more just society.

George W. Bush: An outlaw president

If ever any president of the United States and his administration were guilty of malfeasance in office, it is Bush and his administration. They have lied to the American people; they have stolen taxpayers’ money by doling out billions to Big Business, the “War Department” and the new Homeland Security Department.

International notes

Peru: Thousands of phone workers laid off / Nigeria: Women launch fresh protests / Yugoslavia: CP to run presidential candidate / Ireland: Protest vs. U.S. military landing rights / China: Gov’t pledges better food safety / So. Korea: Rally planned for jailed trade unionists

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