Opinion

The dogs of war wreak environmental havoc

Opinion “Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war;” – Julius Caesar (III.i) It would be easy to take this quote at face value. But, Will Shakespeare had much more in mind. He tells us so in Henry V. We find in the prologue, Henry, the drunken “waster” who becomes king, that “at his heels, leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire crouch for employment” and “busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels.”

100th anniversary of The Souls of Black Folk

Opinion This is the centennial year of the publication of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois’ classic The Souls of Black Folk, first published April 18, 1903. The centennial takes place at a time when the Bush administration has come out openly against affirmative action and is simultaneously flouting immigrant rights, democratic rights, and the rights of working people overall.

People united can preserve the Bill of Rights

News Analysis We currently live in extremely challenging times and it doesn’t look like it will become easier anytime soon.

Why five Cuban heroes are U.S. political prisoners

Opinion The People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo has reported recently on the grim circumstances confronted by five Cuban men convicted of spying and imprisoned in the United States. (See PWW Feb. 22 and March 15.) Their trial and sentencing marked them as political prisoners, a status now confirmed by cruel treatment at the hands of U.S. prison authorities – weeks of solitary confinement.

Making war is making money

Am I hallucinating, or is it really happening? Is it possible that Bush Inc. is now so pumped up on its own hubris that Bush, Cheney & Co. no longer care about how things look, that they can engage in blatant conflicts of interest, public opinion be damned?

CPUSA urges support for affirmative action

Statement This statement was issued by the National Board of the Communist Party USA after hearing a report on affirmative action at its Jan. 30 meeting

Tax scams, but not for you and me

Opinion George W is pushing his latest tax giveaway to the super-rich as an “economic stimulus.” Well, I’d be “stimulated,” too, if I was going to get $16,000 out of the deal. That’s how much Bush himself would gain. Or how about Dick Cheney, who’d get $104,000 under this scam?

Villaraigosa struck a blow for justice in Los Angeles

Opinion Antonio Villaraigosa struck a blow for justice when he won his bid for City Council in the 14th Council District in East Los Angeles on March 4.

Without French solidarity, would there be a U.S.A.?

Opinion Republican House leaders, enraged that France refuses to back George W. Bush’s Iraq war, have decreed that from now on french fries served in Capitol Hill dining halls are “freedom fries.”

Iraqi CP: War will not bring democracy

In an appeal issued last week, the Iraqi Communist Party (CP) warned of the terrible suffering a new war will bring to their country’s people, and called on anti-war movements around the world to develop peaceful alternatives to express solidarity with the Iraqi people’s aspirations for a democratic future.

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