Paul Robert Emerson, 89

Paul Robert Emerson died on June 8 in his hometown of Juneau, Alaska. He was 89.

Ray Simons, 90, South African Communist

Legendary South African Communist and trade unionist Ray Simons died in Cape Town Sept. 13. She was 90.

TV news race to the bottom

Review The documentary “Outfoxed” examines how media empires, led by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, have been running a “race to the bottom” in television news.

Antiwar film finds distributor

Review LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker David O. Russell has found a distributor for a new antiwar documentary that was supposed to be featured on a new DVD of his George Clooney film “Three Kings” before Warner Bros. rejected it.

Che Guevara remains a hero to Cubans

Review HAVANA (AP) — The luminous gaze of revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara is almost a constant presence in communist Cuba, his dark eyes staring out from beneath a black beret on office walls and pro-government billboards.

Q & A Ask the Communists

We invite readers to submit questions about the Communist Party USA, its basic policies, and a Marxist viewpoint on current social issues. The answers are provided by Marc Brodine, chair of the Washington State Communist Party. Questions can be sent to cpusa@cpusa.org.

Labor Day and the deeper meaning of work

Labor Day. Think for these few minutes about the place of work, the place of human labor, in our common life.

GOPs deafening silence on civil rights after 9/11

Organizers of the Republican National Convention in New York City took every opportunity to use the image of the Statue of Liberty — on giant banners hanging outside Madison Square Garden, and as the backdrop for a speech by Vice President Cheney delivered from Ellis Island.

What kind of political beast is this?

The question has come up in conversations I’ve had recently: What kind of political animal is the Bush administration? Where does it fit on the political spectrum? What political label should we attach to it? Here’s my opinion.

Kerry vs. Bush There is a difference.


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