Apocalypto is upon us

What message is “Apocalypto” really sending about the Native peoples of Mexico and Central America? This is but one thing we Indian people in the North must consider and question before we jump on Gibson’s bandwagon.

Justice deported

In 1947, Woody Guthrie wrote a song about the crash of a plane carrying Mexican immigrant farm workers back to the border.

EDITORIAL: Naughty and nice

In a back room of the People’s Weekly World is a group of elf computer wizards, wearing green tights and caps with bells. They’ve just finished a project that has befuddled humankind for centuries.


Thousands shop for justice in N.Y. police killing

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands marched down Fifth Avenue here Dec. 16 protesting the killing of 23-year-old Sean Bell on his wedding day by New York City undercover police.

Conyers calls for new American agenda

DETROIT — At a packed town hall meeting here last week, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) called for a “new American agenda” and declared the new congressional session, set to begin Jan. 4, a “brand new start after 12 years” of disastrous Republican rule.

Fortresses of working-class power

A nightmare for progressives leading up to the Nov. 7 elections was that Maryland voters would go against the grain and elect Republican Michael Steele, an African American, to the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Paul Sarbanes.

Gulf Coast Update

Labor steps up for ‘young men of color’ Two court wins for Katrina survivors Government to raze public housing


James and Esther Jackson: shapers of history

The symposium “James and Esther Jackson, the American Left and the Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement” at the Tamiment Library of New York University on Oct. 28 was an event of singular enlightenment and emotional impact.


Steelworkers launch campaign for Goodyear strikers

The United Steelworkers union has announced a massive solidarity campaign to support the 15,000 striking Goodyear workers and their families. The campaign begins with a National Day of Action Dec. 16, with 100 demonstrations in 100 cities at Goodyear facilities across the nation.

Ask the Communists

Q: Can the Communist Party have an influence in America?

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