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World labor organization condemns Israeli genocide

In a statement released from its headquarters in Prague, The Czech Republic, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) condemned the Israeli rocket attack on Gaza City on July 22 that killed 15 Palestinian civilians, including nine children.

Violence continues in Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI, India – Violence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), one of the Indian states, seems to have no end. Lives of innocent people, mainly from the working class of Kashmir Valley, are still held at gunpoint. The last major incident, which took 28 lives, was in Rajiv Nagar, Jammu, July 12. Pakistan-based Lashkar-E-Toiba took responsibility.

Coup dtat plotted in Venezuela

The following is a statement of the Communist Party of Venezuela. Another coup conspiracy is in progress. The very same ones who tried to overthrow democracy on April 11 are, at this moment, moving forward with a plan to impose a de facto regime upon the country. By paralyzing the city of Caracas, they are trying to create a climate of destabilization, in order to justify an uprising by coup-plotters who are still present within the Armed Forces.

In the spirit of fair play . . .

The cover article of the July 15 Time lived up to my expectations. Titled, “Should you be a vegetarian?” it was loaded with negative terms about vegetarianism and the majority of pro-vegetarian “experts” interviewed seemed to be quoted out of context or were easily-dismissed youth. For the entire article, click on the headline. To view the article from Time magazine this is in rebuttal to, click here.

Workers must save humanity

We gather at a moment when genocide is being perpetrated on the Palestinian people by the Israeli government, backed by U.S. rulers. Mankind is witnessing the brutal massacre of innocent people and shameless violations of international laws and U.N. resolutions.

Tear line means attack on health civil liberties

Tom Ridge, head of the White House’s Homeland Security Office, says that new anti-terrorist rules and regulations will not infringe on the health rights of people. He uses a new term, “tear line,” to refer to the line between the demands of anti-terrorist rules and people’s rights. In this case the federal department of Health and Human Services (HHS) stands to lose important activities.

Texas peace group: Are we safe yet?

DALLAS – The North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace is targeting August 11 for workshops on the theme: “Are we safe yet?” The four expected topics are: nuclear threats, international relations, domestic civil liberties and the environment. The event will be held at Grace Church in East Dallas.

Death penalty key issue in Illinois election

This week, scores of state’s attorneys from Illinois’ 102 counties are attending a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. The purpose of the conference is to hone their prosecutorial skills in capital cases, which means cases in which the death penalty is a possible outcome.

Bush appointee favors concentration camps

A statement released by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) on July 22 called for removal of Peter Kirsanow, a Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR).

Peace activists demand Justice not war

CHICAGO – Amid mounting concern about the Bush administration’s threatened attack on Iraq, close to 200 peace activists at Peace Action’s 15th annual national congress here July 27-28 vowed to campaign for “justice not war” and turn back the growing militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

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