Bush launches a dangerous space policy

Opinion George W. Bush made a major space policy announcement at NASA headquarters on Jan. 14, including establishment of permanent bases on the moon and an aggressive program to take humans to Mars. Estimates for these projects could well exceed $150 billion.

Separation wall protests mount

As cranes lowered segments of a 30-foot-high concrete barrier in the streets of Jerusalem on Jan. 12, walling the city off from the adjoining Arab village of Abu Dis, the outcry against Israel’s so-called “separation wall” continued to mount.

World Social Forum gathers in India

Some 75,000 participants from around the world are pouring into the fourth World Social Forum, in Mumbai, India, Jan. 16-21, preparing for more powerful, united, worldwide struggles to say “no to war,” and “another world is possible.”

A look back at 2003 Year of Street Heat

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.

Bomb survivors urge truth on Enola Gay

A group of Japanese atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) visited the National Air and Space Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12 to request that the museum’s planned exhibit of the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945, bear a label describing the damage caused by the atomic bombing and the agony of the Hibakusha.

Iraq civilian death questions remain

Saddam Hussein’s capture answers the question of where he has been since the fall of Baghdad, but there are still many other unanswered questions in Iraq.

Brooklynites march for peace and justice

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Several peace groups, including Brooklyn Parents for Peace and Brooklyn Peace Action, held a rally here on Dec. 18 around the theme, “Support the troops – Bring them home now!”

Willie comes through for peace

DALLAS – Texas peace activists are celebrating because our national hero, singer Willie Nelson, has released a new single that asks, “What Ever Happened to Peace on Earth?”

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