March 25

                
  • House OKs no permanent bases in Iraq

    House OKs no permanent bases in Iraq

    March 31, 2006

    While the House of Representatives passed $92 billion “emergency” funding mostly for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan last week, it also approved California Rep. Barbara Lee’s amendment that bars permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq....

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  • Venezuelas quest to empower the poor

    Venezuelas quest to empower the poor

    March 25, 2006

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Nearly 100 students and community activists attended “Forum Venezuela” here March 7 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The forum, organized by the Columbia Peace Coalition, Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Columbia Young...

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  • OBITUARY: Elsie Dickerson, 88, CPUSA leader

    OBITUARY: Elsie Dickerson, 88, CPUSA leader

    March 25, 2006

    Elsie Dickerson, longtime chairperson of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware district of the Communist Party USA, passed away Feb. 21 after a long illness. She was 88. Her extraordinary life as a communist leader and trade...

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  • BOOKREVIEW: True family values shine in Cuban 5 book

    BOOKREVIEW: True family values shine in Cuban 5 book

    March 25, 2006

    Cuban poet Nancy Morejon provides an introduction for this slim volume of letters, poems, drawings, photographs and diary excerpts exchanged between five U.S.-imprisoned men and their family members in Cuba. Readers, she predicts, will cross a...

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  • Long live March Madness

    Long live March Madness

    March 25, 2006

    George Mason beats perennial power North Carolina? Wichita State beats Tennessee, Bradley beats Kansas, who would have thought? Talk about the perfect assignment — being asked to write about the number one sporting event (OK, I...

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