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.
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
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.
WASHINGTON – Let’s take one last look back at 2003 as recorded in the photos on these pages. Many would say it was the “worst of times” marked by George W. Bush’s unilateral, preemptive war on Iraq, which he justified with lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction” and Saddam Hussein’s links to al-Qaeda.