The PWW recently talked with Pedro Rodriguez, executive director of the Philadelphia branch of the Action Alliance of Senior Citizens. Rodriguez is also executive vice president of the state Alliance for Retired Americans. In these roles, he is currently busy organizing a regional Coalition to Defend Social Security. Ben Sears interviewed Rodriguez for the PWW.
ST. LOUIS — “Bring the troops home now!” was the urgent demand to the Bush administration from representatives of hundreds of peace and justice organizations who gathered here for the United for Peace and Justice National Assembly, Feb. 19-21. click here for Spanish text
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union released new Pentagon documents Feb. 18 exposing an even wider pattern of torture and abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
PITTSBURGH — The third-ranking Republican in the Senate, Pennsylvania’s Sen. Rick Santorum, took to the stump selling the privatization of Social Security Feb. 21, but he stumbled and slipped at a well-informed town hall meeting organized by his office at conservative-friendly Duquesne University. click here for Spanish text
Bernice Linton died in New York City Feb. 9 at the age of 92. Born Oct. 19, 1911, in Washington state, Linton was the daughter of a German-Ukrainian mother and a father whose forbearers arrived in the 1600s.
Movie review Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro, South Pacific Pictures Now on video and DVD.
During the Second World War, amidst global crisis, citizens of many lands reached across borders in solidarity. Though the alliance against the Nazi and fascist assault on liberty was an accepted norm, this was not the case within our own military.
Wayne Dallas Holley, steelworker, scholar, activist and lifelong member of the Communist Party USA, passed away on Dec. 30, 2003. He was 93.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – A recent Peace Film Festival here screened nine movies over four days in a retirement community of 10,000 residents.
Book review Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor By Paul Farmer Univ. of California Press, 2003 Hardcover, 419pp., $27.50