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News censorship exposed again

Corporate concentration in the news media continues to take a toll. Trivialization of news that blurs the distinction between news and entertainment and under-reporting of serious issues are the trends.

Ask the Communists

Q: Why don’t you change your name? A lot of people would agree with your ideas but they are scared away by the word “communist.”

Citizenship versus disenfranchisement

The latest campaign of the anti-immigrant forces is to take away the right to U.S. citizenship of children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States.

Editorial: Celebrate Dr. Kings birthday with action

This weekend’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 77th birthday comes amid a growing popular upsurge against the sharp challenges posed by the Bush administration and its giant corporate backers to every ideal the great civil rights and peace leader fought for.

Editorial: Alito and womens rights

In the past week’s hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, much attention has focused on his attitudes toward Roe v. Wade, and the right to privacy that underlies the Supreme Court’s historic 1973 decision upholding a woman’s right to choose abortion.

Israel, Palestine today: Insights from the regions communists

In November, representatives of over 50 communist and left parties met in Nicosia, Cyprus, to discuss “The New World Order and Its Consequences in the Greater Middle East.” The meeting was hosted by AKEL, the Communist Party of Cyprus.

Farm workers demand action on Parkinsons threat from pesticides

LOS ANGELES (PAI) — Following published revelations that excessive exposure to pesticides increases the incidence of Parkinson’s disease, the United Farm Workers are demanding the federal Environmental Protection Agency act against the threat

Jury to Wal-Mart: No free lunch hour

OAKLAND, Calif. (PAI) — There’s an old right-wing economists’ saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Well, a jury here has turned that around and told Wal-Mart that there’s no such thing as a free — unpaid — lunch hour.

Returned Abramoff donations erase national debt

Lawmakers scramble to shed trillions in tainted cash Politicians in Washington hurried today to dump trillions of dollars worth of campaign donations from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, giving the money to the Treasury Department and all but wiping out the national debt.

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