March

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Cuban head of State Security tells untold story

In “JFK: The Cuba Files, the Untold Story of the Plot to Kill Kennedy,” Fabian Escalante tells the untold story of a “counterrevolutionary project … of groups and individuals … linked to conspiracy.”

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Israeli films challenge historical conditions

There was a noticeable absence of films from Palestinian directors at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. However, Israel provided two intriguing award-winning films, both challenging long-standing Israeli policies.

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Coalition demands full funding for human needs

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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WORLD NOTES

Palestine: Israeli restrictions bring suffering South Africa: Fight AIDS, fight abuse of women UN: Extra grief for half the world’s workers India: Judge to decide generic drug case

Defend womens rights activists in Iran

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.

Making Venezuelas economy scream

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 chastises U.S. over human rights

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.

Furor over efforts to rewrite history

Lee Yong-soo, born in Taegu, Korea, in 1928, lost her innocence during World War II, when she was forced by the Japanese Imperial Army to live as a sex slave — a “comfort woman”— at age 16.

Women key to advances in Congress

In the first 11 weeks of the 110th Congress, several pieces of progressive legislation, including the Employee Free Choice Act and an increase in the minimum wage, have passed in the House. With the new Democratic majority, congressional silence on the Iraq war has been shattered.

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