Opinion

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Texas execution could end death penalty, if we act

Texas put to death an innocent man. It can be the beginning of the end of the death penalty, if we act.

Website kudos, climate change and other letters to the editor

Website kudos  I would just like to say thank you for the positive intensity in converting one of my most reliable news sources. I am a college student studying architecture, and I read the People's World every day. I have been reading the People's Weekly World since I was 13, and I have really noticed the recent changes.

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Young Lords turn 40

Many celebrated in August the founding of the Young Lords Party in New York. But the Young Lords started in Chicago. The following is a brief history of that time and place.

Letters: Union-busting, Guantanamo Bay, Co-op not the same

It’s still union-busting Guantanamo Bay Greetings Right stuff Highly recommended reading Co-op not the same Improvement

EDITORIAL Iran in crisis

Iran’s clerical rulers are maneuvering to contain and suppress massive protests that continue to rock that country. This unprecedented mass uprising was sparked by outrage over the government’s rush to declare Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the absolute winner in the June 12 presidential elections, before votes could have been adequately counted, and despite every indication that his leading opponent, Mir-Hossain Mousavi, was headed either for outright victory or a runoff with Ahmadinejad.

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COMMENTARY Iran, elections and protest: the roots of reform

The fact that Iran is not a democracy and that all candidates in the recent presidential election were “cleared” to run by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei should not blind us to the significance of the election outcome and the response of the people to it. As an exercise in mass engagement the 10th presidential election in Iran puts many in the West to shame. It has been clear from the nightly rallies in the major cities across the country that the Iranian population are desperate to make their voices for change heard.

EDITORIAL Rejecting the vast right-wing (and deadly) conspiracy

Gunmen carried out two assassinations in the United States in 12 days proving that “home-grown” terrorists are ready to act out their hatred of women, African Americans, Latinos, immigrants and people of Jewish background.

Health care for all means immigrants, too

Any health care legislation being drafted in Congress should meet the goal of covering all people in America, including immigrants who are not citizens and immigrants who are undocumented. People in these categories make up a significant portion of the nation’s 50 million uninsured.

Racism: Look whos talking

Right-wing commentators and politicians have been railing against racism. Have they finally seen the folly of their ways? Are they criticizing their fellow right-wingers for spreading racist pollution via talk shows and corporate suites? Sadly, no. Instead, they are attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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BOOK REVIEW: Painting, poetry and song combine for breathtaking read

If a Romare Bearden painting, a Pablo Neruda poem and a Billie Holiday blues song were by means of an arcane alchemy combined to form some rare and breathtaking thing, it might be called “Wandering Star,” a stunning novel by the 2008 Noble Prize-winning French author J. M.G. Le Clezio, reprinted for the second time in English last year by Curbstone Press.

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