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New worldwide campaign on Cuban 5

The international network of committees in support of five Cuban prisoners in the United States — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Fernando Gonzáles, Antonio Guerrero and René Gonzáles — has launched a worldwide campaign for their release.

Guatemalas elections settle few of its problems

Almost 6 million Guatemalans voted Sept. 9 for a new president, vice president, 158 parliamentary deputies and 322 mayors. Fourteen political parties were involved in electioneering that began on May 2. Voting in Guatemala is mandatory.


James E. Jackson Jr. an appreciation

James E. Jackson Jr., a giant in the struggle for African American equality, world peace and socialism, passed away Sept. 1, just short of his 93rd birthday. He was one of the truly heroic figures of the African American freedom movement, the progressive movement generally, and the Communist Party USA

Over 200,000 petitioners say Free the Jena 6

Civil rights organizations have gathered an estimated 200,000 signatures on petitions demanding freedom for six African American youth in Jena, La., facing decades in prison for taking a stand against Klan-like hate.

Community rallies for immigrant rights

CLEVELAND — At a rally for immigrant rights here Sept. 10, a standing-room-only crowd applauded as the 8-year-old son of Elvira Arellano, recently deported to Mexico, appealed for an end to the inhumane assaults on families by federal authorities.

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