December

Leaving integration behind

On Dec. 4, the Supreme Court heard two cases from Louisville and Seattle that consider whether to limit public school districts’ ability to fulfill the promise of school integration enunciated in Brown v. Board of Education over a half-century ago.

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CARTOON

Anti-birth-control fanatic to head govt family planning office

Last month, President Bush appointed a longtime opponent of contraception, Dr. Eric Keroack, to head the government agency charged with providing access to contraceptive information and supplies to low-income individuals.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR

N.C. alliance supports Smithfield workers Demanding universal health care Strikers appeal to NASCAR fans Green jobs

WORLD NOTES

Nigeria: Focus on South-South ties Colombia: Telesur reporter jailed Australia: Labor demands ouster of right-wing gov’t France: European Roma strategize

Mexico: repression looms in deepening crisis

The crisis in Mexican politics deepened last week as the right-wing government moved in a significantly more repressive direction. State violence against protesters has escalated significantly.

CPUSA leaders visit China, Vietnam

BEIJING — A Communist Party USA delegation headed by national chair Sam Webb arrived here Nov. 30 for a party-to-party exchange. In the first three days the delegation visited many historic sites, including the tomb of Mao Zedong, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Chinese People’s Revolutionary Military Museum and an exhibition on the Long March of the 1930s.

Indigenous pressure key to Bolivias land reform

The Bolivian Congress passed landmark agrarian reform legislation Nov. 28 despite bitter but ultimately faltering right-wing opposition. Central to the achievement was indigenous mobilization working in tandem with an indigenous-headed government, enabling its president to make good on promises to Bolivia’s majority population.

CPUSA delegation to China, Vietnam

A delegation of the Communist Party USA started a tour of China and Vietnam Nov. 30. See future issues of the People’s Weekly World for reports on the trip.

Super-Sunday events for PWW

“We’ll raise several thousand dollars,” Lance Cohn said of the 19th Annual People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Banquet in Illinois, of which he is a principal organizer. Cohn said that the banquet, which will be held in a Greek restaurant, has attracted a wide audience.

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