Under the cover of darkness / The ‘electability’ factor
ATAMI, Japan – Approximately 1,000 delegates representing 400,000 members of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), meeting here at the party’s 23rd congress, voted Jan. 17 to adopt the party’s revised program and a resolution outlining its basic domestic policies and its approach to world politics.
Longtime Communist leader, educator and union organizer Aaron Cohen died Dec. 12 at the Oakland retirement community where he had lived in recent years. He was nearly 95 years old.
Continuing King’s dreams / Millions disenfranchised
PHILADELPHIA – Overflow crowds are becoming commonplace in the battle to save historic Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital since the announcement Dec. 18 by Tenet Healthcare Systems of its plans to close the facility. The hospital has been serving Philadelphians since 1850.
Celebrating 80 fighting years … and counting / People’s power in Cuba
As Americans at home returned to post-holiday routines, the news from Iraq continued a familiar pattern – U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians killed and wounded daily. But sharing the spotlight is the looting of Iraq by corporate war-profiteers, fueling mounting anger among the Iraqi people, with U.S. states and communities footing the $166 billion bill.