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Latinos protest immigration laws in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The Latino community here rallied Feb. 2 for unionizing undocumented workers, reforming immigration laws to recognize the necessity of immigrant labor and granting federal amnesty to all workers who entered the United States, even illegally.

International Notes

South Korean labor calls for unity in election struggle/U.N., 10 countries observe Colombia peace talks/ILO protection sought for India’s export zone workers/Norwegian nominates Bush, Blair for Nobel Peace Prize/Greek farmers protest government farm policy

CPUSA leaders assess Bush policy dangers

NEW YORK – Communist Party leaders from around the nation met here Feb. 9-10 to assess Bush’s “never-ending” war on terrorism and its dangers to life on the planet.

Presidents proposal protects drug profits

President Bush’s State of the Union address Jan. 29 was uninspired. The president’s proposal leaves the majority of America’s seniors without affordable drug coverage.

Asthma, dental health are key

Recent articles in the American Journal of Public Health highlight the crisis in two key health-care areas: asthma and oral health.

Rise in uninsured spurs new coalition

Concern over the alarming growth in the number of people without health insurance has given rise to the formation of an unlikely coalition of 12 national organizations who have joined forces to seek solutions to the problem. For the entire article, click on the headline. For more information, visit CoveringTheUninsured.org.

USWA protests

PITTSBURGH – Steelworkers, environmentalists and student progressive groups erected a 15-foot effigy of AK Steel Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Richard M. Wardrop, on the University of Pittsburgh city campus Feb. 12.

On the necessity of socialism

During the CPUSA’s pre-convention period about a year ago, we had a rather lively discussion of socialism in the party and in our publications, and there was a convention panel on socialism. But the discussion never reached beyond our circles, partly because of its nature. For the entire article, click on the headline. To hear the RealAudio speech given by Sam Webb titled, 'Saving Humanity,' click here.

Public ownership could solve LTV crisis

CLEVELAND – With the clock ticking, steelworkers, public officials and community leaders are studying offers to buy the bankrupt LTV Steel mills and considering the possibility of public ownership. For the entire article, click on the headline. To view the USWA's facts and stats about steel visit this link.

Truth emerging: Human toll in Afghanistan

“Why did they bomb us? Why did they do this?” asked Afghan civilians captured and beaten in two nights of raids in Oruzgan by U.S. military forces Jan 24. They were released this week and told their story to The New York Times. For the entire article, click on the headline. For more information on this issue, visit the American Friends Service Committee, Peace Action or the United States Student Association.

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