May

Class struggle and activism still on partys agenda

In their recent op-ed article, “Upholding theoretical foundations,” (PWW 5/14-20), readers Walter Tillow, Greg Godwin and Thomas Kenny take Communist Party USA National Chair Sam Webb to task for “[apparently retreating] from the theoretical foundations of communist activism.”

I am guilty of believing this war is illegal

It has never been my intent or motivation to create a mockery of the Navy or its judicial system. I do not consider military members adversaries. I consider myself in solidarity with all service members. It is this feeling of solidarity that was at the root of my actions.

EDITORIAL: Cant cede an inch

fil·i·bus·ter: n. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

EDITORIAL: Outrageous intimidation

The Bush administration’s attack on Newsweek is a smokescreen and part of its vicious assault on freedom of the press.

New dimensions African immigrants in the U.S.

The election of Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate brought national attention to the growing presence and influence of African immigrants in the United States. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama is only the third African American senator since Reconstruction.

150 student leaders weigh in on Social Security

Determined to have their voices heard, 150 student government presidents signed a nonpartisan letter calling on Congress and the White House to protect Social Security. Representing hundreds of thousands of college students from all 50 states, the student leaders urged officials to consider the stake the younger generation has in defending Social Security.

Labor unity crucial to national health care fight

The complexity of the profit-based U.S. health care system is well known. It is a patchwork quilt of corporations seeking to maximize their profits. For the nation’s unions, this has meant the necessity of dealing with a complicated myriad of negotiated benefit plans.

Industrial unions blast Bush, CAFTA

WASHINGTON — “The destruction of manufacturing in this country is a crime,” charged John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO. “And the criminals are still walking around. They should be locked up.”

Social Security and the N.Y. Times

Most Americans do not read The New York Times. But ideas expressed by its columnists make their way into mainstream discussions. Recently, two columnists weighed in with arguments related to Social Security.

World Notes

Haiti: Concern for Yvon Neptune; S. Africa: COSATU to picket retailers; Iraq: Child labor is rampant; Nepal: Parties unite for democracy; Global: Over 12 million enslaved

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