Editorial: Iraq Is The Homeland of All... Let Us Build It Together

After the collapse of the dictatorship, Iraqis of various political, ethnic, religious and communal affiliations were looking forward to building a new life on the basis of respect for different opinion, multiparty system, discarding violence irrespective of type and source, practicing civilized debate, and the rule of justice and law.

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Open Letter to George W. Bush from Michael Moore

Dear Mr. Bush,

I know you and I have had our differences in the past, and I realize I am the one who started this whole mess about 'who did what' during Vietnam when I brought up that 'deserter' nonsense back in January. But I have to hand it to you on what you have uncovered about John Kerry and his record in Vietnam.

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Books - Against Global Apartheid & South Africa and Global Apartheid, by Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond of the University of Witwatersrand in Johanneburg has developed a reputation as one of the more trenchant critics of both governments in Southern Africa – especially the African National Congress led regime in Pretoria and the ZANU-PF administration in Harare – and international financial agencies, e.g. the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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Land Reform in South Africa

The South African agricultural economy is dominated by large agri-business that spans the entire agricultural value chain. Like the rest of the South African economy, the accumulation regime in agriculture has not fundamentally changed over the last ten years. Even worse, South Africa’s agriculture and its accumulation regime still represent some of the worst features of the political economy of land and agriculture under apartheid.

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American Youth To Study Medicine in Cuba

Executive Director of Pastors for Peace, Rev. Lucius Walker, sent a letter this week to all American students enrolled in medical studies in Cuba informing them that the US government will allow the continuation of these scholarships, in spite of recent travel restrictions.

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Some Basics on China

The People's Republic of China is one of the major political and economic powers in the world today. It has reached sixth place in the world in terms of economic aggregate. For a country which was utterly backward, feudal and semi-colonial till the People's Revolution in 1949 and for a country which is the most populous in the world.

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Towards an Impure Poetry

It is good, at certain hours of the day and night, to look closely at the world of objects at rest. Wheels that have crossed long, dusty distances with their mineral and vegetable burdens, sacks from the coal bins, barrels, and baskets, handles and hafts for the carpenter’s tool chest.

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Torture and Bush's Word Games

There are battles happening everywhere these days about such difficult and obscure issues as how to define 'torture,' from Washington, DC to Teheran to Guadalajara. Is torture actually torture, or is it only 'mistreatment?' Are 'we' not the kind of people who do what US soldiers and 'intelligence' operatives have been photographed doing, or do 'we' actually have some 'responsibility?'

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Protest GOP in New York: Demand Health Care

When you arrive in New York City over the weekend of Aug. 27, bring your own slogans on homemade, union-made and community-made poster boards displaying your anger and demands for health care for all. Mobilize for the November elections to oust Bush, Frist and the other Republicans from leadership in Washington, D.C.

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McCarthyism in the Academy

A 'gentleman’s agreement' exists in both establishment circles and even among some on the academic left to recognize respectfully the academic red-baiters and ignore the academic Reds. In essence, what this does is create the impression that the CPUSA or any socialist movement doesn’t exist in the country.

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