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Communist Party to host national conference

"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.


Black History Month: George B. Murphy, Jr., journalist for the people

I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.


Over 75,000 veterans are homeless, VA report says

More than 75,000 veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2009, and more than 130,000 veterans spent at least one night in a homeless shelter that year, a new government report says.


World Youth Festival to be held in South Africa

Thousands of youth and students from countries across the globe will convene in South Africa Dec. 13-21, to participate in the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.


Hiroshima Day message: Ban all nukes

The United States "is responsible for the greatest act of terrorism in the history of the world, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." So said Veterans for Peace activist, David Jenkins, during a candlelight vigil August 8.


Hiroshima Day vigil calls for nuclear abolition

Marking the 65th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, vigils were held on the New Haven Green at time the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9.


Seattle hosts 25th Annual From Hiroshima to Hope event

Since August 6, 1985, Seattle has hosted "Hiroshima to Hope" to bring the community together for peace and nuclear disarmament.


Peace activists say Obama’s nuclear policy a good start

President Obama introduced a new nuclear weapons policy Tuesday with the aim of reducing nuclear weapons and a promise that America would no longer build them.


Philly celebrates African American history with calls for peace action

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 50 people crowded into the Du Bois Center on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia last Friday to hear Anthony Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, deliver a history lecture.


U.S., Russia readying pact to slash nuclear weapons

The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.

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