Reports coming out of Pakistan in recent months describe a dire situation for the tens of thousands of people who continue to live in makeshift tents in the earthquake-affected regions of the country.
CHICAGO — Calling for defense of immigrant rights and an end to the Iraq war, some 2,000 people rallied at the Federal Plaza here March 10. The action took place exactly one year after a Chicago march of hundreds of thousands ignited pro-immigrant-rights demonstrations across the country, including a history-making turnout of millions nationwide on May Day.
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HOUSTON — A new group, the Coalition of Working People and the Poor (CWPP), held a press conference Feb. 28 on the steps of City Hall. Under the leadership of Bishop James Dixon II of the Community of Faith Church, the group is demanding “full funding for all programs that support human needs.” A massive march is slated for March 24, starting at 12 noon at Hermann Square in downtown Houston.
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A few days before the world celebrated International Women’s Day, a group of courageous and militant Iranian women gathered peacefully in front of the right-wing clerical regime’s Revolutionary Courts to express their solidarity with other women imprisoned for human rights activities.
Chilean counter-revolutionaries used human suffering as a tool to bring down President Salvador Allende in 1973. Something similar may be going on in Venezuela now.
China’s State Council, or cabinet, last week issued a scathing response to U.S. State Department charges that human rights in China deteriorated last year. Washington made the allegations in its annual “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” released on March 6.