November

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B.J. Mangaoang, longtime Communist leader, 92

B.J. Mangaoang, a longtime leader of the Communist Party of Washington state, died Oct. 20 at the age of 92. In her political life, B.J. was principled, dedicated and persistent, inspiring many with her devotion and consistency. She participated in peace movements against the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, and the current Iraq war. She was active in the civil rights movement, the labor movement and in many other local and state struggles.

LETTERS: Nov. 3

Hotel workers deserve insurance Disaster contract Better coverage Public interest reporting on health care Climate chaos and capitalism Mortgage crisis and dialectics

EDITORIAL: War on Iran? Dj vu

We cannot allow the Bush administration to use the “war on terrorism” or its brand of “democracy” as an excuse to attack Iran, whether with sanctions or military force.

Egypts untouchables

Egypt’s independent, nongovernmental press is trying to cope with government regulations that stifle freedom of speech and deny the public access to balanced news coverage.