Something must be done to save humanity

he following is the speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro, president of the Republic of Cuba, at the International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico, March 18-22.

March will be biggest ever

ALBUQUERQUE – “This year’s march to commemorate César Chávez will be the biggest ever,” said Coralee Holguin Anderson, the coordinator for the 2002 César Chávez march in Albuquerque, to be held March 30. For the entire article, click on the headline. To read an article on the foundation of the fight for the Chavez Holiday in New Mexico, click here.

Economics of injustice

So it is 2:00 a.m. and I can’t sleep, again! And I’m lying in bed thinking to myself about the St. Louis Justice for Janitors Campaign and how this struggle ties into the inner contradictions of capitalism.

Mistreatment of detainees puts all at risk

The man’s voice sounded desperate as he told his story. Rounded up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he has languished for five months in a New Jersey jail despite the fact that the FBI apparently has cleared him of involvement in the attacks.

Thousands march to commemorate Chvez

SAN FRANCISCO – Thousands of Bay Area workers, social activists and their families marched through the streets of San Francisco to the city’s Civic Center March 24 to mark the 75th birthday of César Chávez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the first union leader and Mexican American to have a statewide holiday named after him.

Marxism and the movement of women

Marx was very harsh in his criticism of bourgeois morality and society on the question of women. Marx and Engels elaborated a theory of the oppression of women, which is still debated today. Marxism argues that, fundamentally, the oppression of women rests with the emergence of private property in human societies and not with biological differences between women and men. How so?

China 2002: Building socialism with Chinese characteristics

Earlier this month, a Communist Party USA delegation – National Chairman Sam Webb, Vice Chairman Scott Marshall, African American Equality Commission Chairwoman Debbie Bell and International Secretary Marilyn Bechtel – visited China for a week on invitation of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The group was the first official party delegation since long-time National Chairman Gus Hall visited China with a delegation in 1988. For the entire article, click on the headline. To visit the official website of the Communist Party of China, click here.

State-sanctioned killing is American dilemma

Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America’s Future, by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., and Bruce Shapiro. New York: The New Press, 2001.

Langston Hughes: Working-class voice for equality, peace and socialism

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is justifiably known as the Poet Laureate of the African-American people. He consciously carried on the unfinished equality struggles bequeathed by African-American history and of his own day.

Philly students:Stop greed! Im not for sale

PHILADELPHIA – As angry students, parents and community activists chanted “Stop corporate greed” and “I am not for sale,” the School Reform Commission (SRC) voted unanimously March 26 to hire the school privatizer, Edison Schools Inc. as its lead consultant to manage Philadelphia schools.

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