Patriotism and the left

Why is it necessary for the left to examine the concept of patriotism? Because millions of Americans believe in it, cutting across all class and color lines.

Bushs deepening quagmire in Iraq

The Bush administration encountered several new headaches this week in its effort to justify and maintain its occupation of Iraq.

When Bush comes to shove resist!

MUMBAI, India – “Imagine all the people living life in peace ...” The voices of many continents mingled in a song that has become an anthem of the worldwide peace movement, as Brazilian singer and minister of culture Gilberto Gil sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” to thousands gathered in this vast Indian metropolis for the closing ceremony of the World Social Forum, Jan. 21.

Voters riled by war, health costs, economy

Record turnout in New Hampshire MANCHESTER, N.H. – Health care, jobs and the Iraq war were the issues on voters’ minds as they turned out in record numbers for the Jan. 27 presidential primaries here. Over 214,000 voted in the Democratic primary, far exceeding any previous year’s total. click here for Spanish text

Questions about 9/11 refuse to go away

It has been nearly two-and-a-half years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,976 people on American soil. Yet there are still many unanswered questions regarding the events leading up to those attacks.

New European Left party launched

BERLIN – Eleven left-wing and communist parties, meeting in Berlin on Jan. 11, agreed to found a party called the European Left. The parties adopted a common program, but plan further discussions on the new party’s rules and leadership structure.

Venezuelan womens leader touring U.S.

Nora Castañeda, president of the Women’s Development Bank in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, will be touring the United States from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9 to speak on the topic of “Creating a caring economy in Venezuela.”

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is always heartwarming and helpful to return to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even though Dr. King’s last words were spoken over 35 years ago, much of what he had to say still has application to our struggle against right-wing reaction and its representatives in government.

March 20 peace action

With the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaching the 500 mark this week, peace and justice groups are intensifying their efforts to build a Global Day of Action against War and Occupation on Saturday, March 20, the one-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq.

World Social Forum challenges inequality

MUMBAI, India – On the sidewalk of a busy Mumbai street, two tiny children and their baby brother, clad only in a shirt, sit in a patch of dirt, directly in front of a cell phone store. click here for Spanish text

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