March

LETTERS

Taking on the hate Support Obama’s changes UN declaration on sexual orientation An easy way out Pass puppy mill bill

Economic blackmail

Corporate opponents of workers’ freedom to form unions repeatedly have shown they are not interested in the welfare of their employees or any of the pseudo-lofty ideals they cite while fighting the Employee Free Choice Act.

Solidarity from Brazil to Madagascar

If you’re in southeastern Brazil and miss the People’s Weekly World, go to the farmlands and stop by the offices of Camoneses Sem Terra, a landless peasant association. You’ll be able to read PWW articles on their classroom’s blackboard.

Israels accidental prime minister

Ehud Olmert would probably never have made it to the office of prime minister of Israel were it not for two events related to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: the creation of Kadima and Sharon's stroke and subsequent coma. As an excuse for not implementing the roadmap, Olmert used the 'Abbas is a weak leader' mantra that had been trotted out by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on numerous occasions. Yet it was Olmert who rendered Abbas weak by not being courageous enough to do what is necessary for peace.

LETTERS

Elsie Fox biography Tazers are deadly Family tree How’s he doing? Stop torpedoing Closing Guantanamo

FMLN to rebuild El Salvador

San Salvador, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) After 30 years of military and political struggle, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) won last Sunday presidential elections, paving the way for building a new El Salvador

COMMENTARY: Communism: a viable alternative?

Let's get one thing out of the way to begin with: history is back in fashion. A generation on from Francis Fukuyama's claim that the fall of the Soviet Union marked the 'end of history', the epoch of liberal capitalism and the free market fell apart in spectacular style during a few short months last autumn. As jobs disappear and anger rises, the bare bones of ideology that prop up the present system are exposed.

Drug cartel violence has political, economic roots

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- Recent media reports about Mexico picture a country near collapse, with police and army outgunned by well-armed and organized drug cartels. U.S. government travel warnings speak of “small unit combat” taking place against cartel units equipped with uniforms, heavy automatic weapons and even grenades.

Brazils president, Sweeney discuss global economy

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney met with Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva this past weekend, prior to Lula’s White House meeting with President Obama.

El Salvador's FMLN candidate wins presidency, calls for unity

SAN SALVADOR March 16 (Prensa Latina) In his first message to the nation, El Salvador's President-Elect Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN), called for reconciliation and national unity.

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