Opinion

Yes, we have no bananas

Opinion Remember back in the dim, distant past of two months ago, when the Bush administration was posturing all over the place that UN weapons inspectors were taking too long, that Saddam was hiding many weapons of mass destruction to use against the U.S. in a supposedly imminent manner?

Cuba and dissidents

Opinion The recent arrest, trial and sentencing of dissidents in Cuba has been much criticized in the West from the standpoint of human rights and legalities. But I look beyond that to what it tells us about the Cuban leadership’s sobering assessment of the current world situation.

Budget sideshow jeopardizes families

Opinion Have they no decency? The United States Senate on April 11 resembled a circus sideshow, practicing the old shell game of now you see it, now you don’t.

An unbalanced budget plan

Opinion Farmers and ranchers have not enjoyed the same economic growth and prosperity that many other sectors of American society have experienced in the last decade.

A look at Russias Yeltsin years

Like the early 20th century under Vladimir Lenin, the 1990s under Boris Yeltsin was a time of revolutionary change for Russia, the difference being that while Lenin strove to introduce socialism, Yeltsin attempted to reintroduce capitalism.

Rights for immigrant workers needed now more than ever

Opinion Thousands of immigrants are planning a May Day mobilization in Washington, D.C., with a clear message: Rights for immigrant workers now! The national day of action on this international workers’ day is being organized by the National Coalition for Dignity and Amnesty for Immigrants, a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations with a large immigrant and undocumented immigrant base, established in 1999. Our leadership is 100 percent immigrant and elected by our base.

From Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004

The next 559 days – from Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004 – could be the most important year and a half in American environmental history. The next 559 days may spell the difference between whether Earth Day in the future is an event to celebrate or a day of disappointment.

The Anti-Imperialist League lessons for today

Opinion “The United States has always protested against the doctrine of international law which permits the subjugation of the weak by the strong.

The Everglades: Saving Floridas river of grass

Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) were selling T-shirts at the Bailey General Store on this barrier island along Florida’s Gulf coast a few days before Earth Day, April 22.

Anti-immigrant bills pushed in Texas

Two pieces of Texas legislation, House Bill 1845 (authored by Rep. Todd Smith) and Senate Bill 944 (authored by Sen. Steve Ogden), propose that immigrants carry new driver’s licenses that would identify them as non-citizens. These bills are severely problematic in a number of ways.

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