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African National Congress 90 years old

The following is a statement by the South African Communist Party (SACP) on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC):

Israels working people face a difficult future

TEL AVIV – Israel entered 2002 in deep economic crisis and without the budget the Knesset should have adopted by Dec. 31.

Tucson: the capitalist killer

Late on Friday afternoon when most folks were fighting rush-hour traffic to get home for Christmas cheer and a long holiday weekend, about 60 people paused to remember some of the often forgotten victims of Bush’s America.

America: the latest police state?

On the one hand: We are under attack from a secret organization that operates at our very bosom, using the openness of our society against us. Surely, we are justified in taking extraordinary measures to defend ourselves.

War on terrorism: On to Iraq?

It’s all but official. Despite strong opposition from Arab allies, not to mention our NATO partners in Europe, it seems we’re headed for Round 2 – war against Iraq.

There's more to defense than guns

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Students protest racist team names

MINNEAPOLIS – As the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” hockey team arrived here to play the University of Minnesota Gophers Jan. 5, it was greeted with placards and shouts calling on the team to change its name.

Vigil launched to lift sanctions

OAKLAND – Supporters of the lifting of sanctions against the Republic of Haiti held the first of a series of weekly picketing and protest at the Federal Building here Jan. 3.

New Yorkers meet Bloomberg with demands

NEW YORK – A citywide coalition of New Yorkers gathered at the steps of City Hall Jan. 2 to voice their concerns and present a set of demands to Michael Bloomberg, the city’s new mayor.

Republicans stop action on vital farm bill

After months of hearings in farm regions across the nation, Senate Democrats brought to the floor a new farm bill for the next five years that would have protected farmers from expected low commodity prices.

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