June

Finish the job: take America back from GOP

WASHINGTON — Fired up by victory over the Republican right in last November’s election, 3,000 progressives at a “Take Back America” conference cheered as speakers demanded that Congress end the Iraq war, restore union rights and enact health care for all.

Cuban Adjustment Act: still deadly after all these years

The Cuban Adjustment Act, passed in 1966, has been used for decades by the U.S. government to manipulate Cuban emigration for counterrevolutionary purposes. Along the way, its provisions that Cubans arriving on U.S. soil gain permanent residency after a year, receive work permits and Social Security numbers, and need not provide affidavits of support, have lured thousands to death by drowning as they sought to cross the shark-infested Florida Straits.

Ohio marchers rally for immigrant rights on Fathers Day

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — With raids and arrests of undocumented workers spreading, hundreds of farmworkers held a silent, solemn Father’s Day march and rally in this mid-sized town about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

Vilma Espn, Cuban heroine, dies in Havana

Vilma Espín Guillois, a heroine of the Cuban revolution and an untiring fighter for the emancipation of women, passed away in Havana on June 18 after a long and painful illness.

The G-8 Summit and the Provocateurs, or Coming through the Rye

Most German media had been beating the terrorist drums. The charges continued up to the last moment and beyond, resulting in great confusion, near hysteria in the media, a somewhat smaller turnout than expected (80,000 showed up in the end) but a resolute decision by most protest participants to keep cool heads and not be provoked.

Essential truths about immigration

The ultra-right inundates us with racist propaganda about undocumented immigrants, making them sound like hordes of barbarians who are invading this country and bringing crime, disease and terror with them.

What about the victims of capitalism?

On June 12, George W. Bush inaugurated the “Victims of Communism Memorial” within view of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Take It Back to the Grassroots

“I hope that everyone who reads the People’s Weekly World gets this pamphlet in their hands,” said Joelle Fishman, chair of the Communist Party USA Political Action Commission. “And if they’re inspired by it, take more copies to share with their family, friends and co-workers.”

Zimbabwe forum urges solidarity

CHICAGO — With the Zimbabwean economy in a state of collapse and President Robert Mugabe stepping up repression against the country’s population, activists here called for extending greater solidarity to the people.

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Milton Rogovin wins highest photography award

On May 14, noted social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin, 97, received the Cornell Capa Award presented by the International Center of Photography in New York.

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