More than 60 years ago, the African American poet Langston Hughes wrote, “Lenin walks around the world, Frontiers cannot bar him … Lenin walks around the world, Black, brown and white receive him.”
Opinion On an almost daily basis, U.S. casualties in the invasion of Iraq continue to mount, one by one, as families grieve for their loved ones who are not coming home. Thus far, there have been more than 50 U.S. military deaths since May 1, the day White House Resident Bush declared the war over.
Opinion “Roe v. Wade hangs by a thread,” said National Organization for Women (NOW) President Kim Gandy, at a press conference announcing a historic march on Washington for reproductive freedom, April 25, 2004, called by leading women’s rights groups.
Opinion The term “evil corporation” has become somewhat of a cliché over the years. However, in some cases this term is far too kind. The Bechtel Group of San Francisco is a prime example.
Opinion More and more each day, the lies and deception spewed from the mouths of George W. Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Richard Cheney, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Foreign Minister Jack Straw are now coming back to haunt them.
Opinion In the annual “Report Card on Children’s Health” released by the American Health Foundation, the U.S. received a “D” rating for its children’s health, down from a “C” last year.
Opinion May was the 30th anniversary of the New York state legislature’s enactment of the so-called Rockefeller Drug Laws. Proposed by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, the “get-tough” laws were supposed to solve the burgeoning drug and crime problem by locking up significant participants in the drug trade and thus deterring others from involvement.
Opinion As the deceptions of the Bush administration hit home, anger is turning into organizing throughout the country. A new movement is being born, based on hope not fear.
TEL AVIV – During this last week, just after the dramatically-performed “road map” proclamations, more blood was spilled than in any other week during the past 30 months of the Palestinian Intifada uprising against the Israeli military occupation.
New Analysis U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has called on federal prosecutors to be more aggressive in seeking the death penalty, provoking angry denunciations from civil libertarians all over the U.S. and, indeed, the world.