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Cubas revolutionary doctors

Cuba this year graduated 1,905 new doctors. They pledged, in part, the following: “True medicine is not that which cures, but that which prevents, whether in an isolated community on our island or in any sister country of the world, where we will always be the standard bearers of solidarity and internationalism.”

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Wish me a Merry Christmas or Ill kill you

Christian friends and relatives complain about how Christmas is commercialized. Every year, one of the most sacred events in Christianity is used as a mechanism to sell everything from jewelry to SUVs. To the dismay of sincere believers, the ascetic, self-sacrificing religious message is washed away by a tsunami of tacky hucksterism. As Tom Lehrer put it: “Angels we have heard on high, Telling us to go out and BUY!”

Letters

Al-Arian verdict; Wrong priorities; Hurricane relief; False promises; Brainwashed; Juan Torres, presente

Communists confront global capitalism

ATHENS, Greece — Representatives of 73 communist and workers’ parties from 61 countries met here last month to review the current status of global capitalism and the role of communist parties.

Letters

Vets for Peace; L.A. Times pulls a fast one; David Cohen; Better weather ahead; Death penalty; Contacting Colin Powell; Steinbrenner tramples parks

Pro-Chavez candidates sweep Venezuela vote

Venezuelans voted Dec. 4 to elect a new National Assembly. The week before, four parties opposed to President Hugo Chavez had withdrawn from the race, calling for a boycott.

LETTERS

Hurricane Wilma appeal Looking for Gulf Coast contacts Sports skills Drug plan ripoff A real drug plan Different take on 50 Cent Older than we thought

NATIONAL CLIPS

S. CHARLESTON, W.Va.: City says ‘bring troops home now’ DENVER: Bush seeks campaign money, finds protesters Nationwide: End the death penalty! BIRMINGHAM, Ala.: Pipe workers fight for retiree benefits

Letters

PWW on campus; Embryonic stem cell conflict ; Stop Garland extradition; Doubts ICE report; Bush lies; The ‘memory hole’

Letters

Rebuilding nightmare; Why not impeach?; Leak story is just the beginning; Put the people in control of Peoples Gas; All we need is love; Fight the Bush tax plan; Whose oil?

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