Peace-loving, working-class, progressive and left-minded people are commemorating the third anniversary of an illegal, immoral war this weekend. While mourning the thousands of dead and war-wounded Americans and Iraqis and worrying about attacks on democratic rights, everyday people are organizing and uniting to take the country back from the mean-fisted grip of the ultra-right and its corporate partners in crime.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — An eager crowd squeezed into the auditorium of the Cape Fear Museum Feb. 28 to discuss what happened here 108 years ago. They were enthusiastic about the chance to discuss events that until now were mostly only talked about in whispers and in small family gatherings.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — “They have lied and spied on the American people. We have been in Iraq for three years, it’s time we get out now,” said Jarvis Tyner, guest speaker at the 32nd annual People’s Weekly World African American History celebration here Feb. 26.
News Analysis Evidence is mounting that the Bush administration is preparing a major military attack on Islamic Republic of Iran.
There are few roles in our constitutional government that are more frustrating than being a member of the minority party during a period of one party control of the government. However, at a time when the majority party in general — and the president in particular — appears to be acting in open violation of the laws and the Constitution, there are few jobs which are more important to the future of our democratic form of government.
NewsAnalysis This month must see greatly increased pressure from the progressive grassroots, or very nasty anti-immigrant legislation will likely be enacted.
There is no doubt that the recent legislative council elections in Palestine were an electoral coup. Due to the nature of this coup and because of the current conditions at the regional and international level, it will be extremely difficult for Hamas to assume the responsibility of forming the next Palestinian government alone.
Commercial news reporters and pundits have lately made a great to-do about the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev’s famous “secret” speech denouncing Stalin’s leadership in the old Soviet Union. They credit the speech with beginning a process that eventually ended with the downfall of the entire socialist structure of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Olympic gold-medal winner Shani Davis is not playing by the rules. I don’t mean the Olympic rules of international athletic competition. He has abided by those. He trained hard, practiced long, competed honestly. He should be a momentary national hero. But Davis’ press is ambivalent rather than celebratory. The reason: The speedskater is not playing by the unspoken, but powerful, racial rules that constrain Black men in America