If this is a democratic country, then how do you explain the fact that 80 percent of the people oppose this war and yet more and more troops are sent? I’ll tell you why, from a working-class perspective. When you wake up and go to work, where you spend most of the waking hours of your life, you move into a democracy-free zone.
The signs are everywhere — war in the Middle East, drought in Australia and here at home, threatened famine in several regions of the world, more powerful hurricanes and floods, and now the pardoning of evildoers (“Scooter” Libby, of course).
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers returned to the capital from a July 4th recess with their constituents’ urgent demands for an end to the Iraq war still ringing in their ears.
After the tragic events in the Gaza Strip, and the complete takeover of Gaza by Hamas in a military coup, we think that it is important to stress the following points:
Activists with Let Cuba Live of Maine and Quebecers with Caravane d’amitié Québec-Cuba engaged in a six-hour standoff with U.S. Homeland Security officials June 30 at the wilderness Coburn Gore border station in Maine. At issue was transfer of 30 boxes of humanitarian aid the Quebec group had donated to recipients in Cuba, to be delivered by the 18th Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan.
Darfur has almost become a household word, and with good reason. The first human-made catastrophe of the 21st century, its death count combined with the huge humanitarian crisis staggers the imagination. Whether it’s the 400,000 claimed by some or the 70,000 suggested by the UN in March, the human toll combined with rapes, burned villages and destroyed lives has torn a gaping hole in the fabric of humanity.
ATLANTA — Ten thousand community and human rights activists, trade unionists and young people converged in this city of epic civil rights struggles June 27-July 1 at the first United States Social Forum.