March

As U.S. prepares to leave, whats happening in Iraq?

Iraqis reject religious agendas, demand action on basic needs As the U.S. moves to wind down its disastrous six-year occupation of Iraq, what is the shape of the country it is preparing to leave?

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WORLDNOTES

Somalia: New president raises peace hopes China: Mine disaster highlights safety breaches Guatemala: At last, a price for anti-women violence Iraq: Refugees live precarious existence Cuba: France pushes U.S. rapprochement

UK honors Claudia Jones with stamp

Britain’s Royal Mail issued a stamp last October honoring six “Women of Distinction” in the UK, among them Claudia Jones, a leader of the Communist Party USA who was deported from the United States in 1955, settling in London where she continued her struggle for equality, peace, and socialism.

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