U.S. Communist leaders visit China

The Communist Party USA has sent a four-person delegation to visit the People’s Republic of China. On invitation from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, CPUSA National Chairman Sam Webb, International Secretary Marilyn Bechtel, Labor Commission Chairman Scott Marshall and African American Equality Commission Chairwoman Debbie Bell are touring four cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.

Jury rules Monsanto polluted town

GADSDEN, Ala. – A jury March 1 determined that Monsanto Co. polluted an Alabama town with PCBs, setting the stage for more trials on claims that the contamination harmed the residents’ property and health.

Calls for peace grows as casualties mount

TEL AVIV – Recent days have seen the bloodiest fighting in the 17-month-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict against the Israeli occupation and the death toll continues to rise.

Bush to workers: Drop dead

The Bush budget sends a loud, ugly message to workers throughout the United States: work hard earn some money suffer the hazards die or become disabled and, the increasing unemployed can easily replace you.

St Louis celebrates Black History Month

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Webster Community for Non-violent Social Action celebrated Black History Month with a forum titled, “Justice: Not Just in February.”

Retirees fight for health care

PITTSBURGH – The ink was hardly dry on President Bush’s executive order imposing a 30 percent tariff on imported steel for three years, when the United Steel Workers of America (USWA) announce dit was launching a campaign to restore and protect health care for 600,000 USWA retirees.

Welfare reform: Where are we going?

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The conference, “Welfare Reform: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?” brought 500 participants to Bryn Mawr College Feb. 28-March 1 to hear speakers form academia, advocacy groups and government and then to discuss plans for fighting back as the struggle over welfare reauthorization unfolds in coming months. For the entire article, click on the headline. To visit the website of the Bryn Mawr welfare reform conference, click here.

Dockers celebrate victory in new hall

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dockworker Elijah Ford stood with his wife and children before his union brothers and sisters in the magnificent new International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) union hall here March 2. He is a quiet, modest man and he seemed overcome by emotion at the vast meeting room packed with friends and allies from across the U.S. and around the world – more than 800-strong.

Helping your overweight child

According to recent government studies, an increasing number of children in this country, many of them quite young, are overweight.

'Experimental' bomb used on Afghanistan

The U.S. military dropped two BLU-118b “experimental” bombs during its “Operation Anaconda” in eastern Afghanistan over the March 1 weekend.

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