On Dec. 4, the Supreme Court heard two cases from Louisville and Seattle that consider whether to limit public school districts’ ability to fulfill the promise of school integration enunciated in Brown v. Board of Education over a half-century ago.
Last month, President Bush appointed a longtime opponent of contraception, Dr. Eric Keroack, to head the government agency charged with providing access to contraceptive information and supplies to low-income individuals.
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The crisis in Mexican politics deepened last week as the right-wing government moved in a significantly more repressive direction. State violence against protesters has escalated significantly.
BEIJING — A Communist Party USA delegation headed by national chair Sam Webb arrived here Nov. 30 for a party-to-party exchange. In the first three days the delegation visited many historic sites, including the tomb of Mao Zedong, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Chinese People’s Revolutionary Military Museum and an exhibition on the Long March of the 1930s.
The Bolivian Congress passed landmark agrarian reform legislation Nov. 28 despite bitter but ultimately faltering right-wing opposition. Central to the achievement was indigenous mobilization working in tandem with an indigenous-headed government, enabling its president to make good on promises to Bolivia’s majority population.
A delegation of the Communist Party USA started a tour of China and Vietnam Nov. 30. See future issues of the People’s Weekly World for reports on the trip.
“We’ll raise several thousand dollars,” Lance Cohn said of the 19th Annual People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Banquet in Illinois, of which he is a principal organizer. Cohn said that the banquet, which will be held in a Greek restaurant, has attracted a wide audience.