Peace Movement to Bush: Negotiate With North Korea Now!

North Korea's apparent nuclear test is chilling evidence of how the Bush administration's policy of shunning negotiations has failed. There is no doubt: People in the U.S. and around the world are far less safe than we were five years ago.

Bush Administration Has Done Much to Provoke Hostility at UN

Hugo Chavez’s speech at the United Nations in New York two weeks ago ignited a firestorm of indignation from politicians, TV pundits, and editorial writers that has yet to be extinguished. The president of Venezuela referred to President Bush as “the Devil” and warned the world about the threat of the “American empire.”

“Good” walls and “bad” walls

WITH the disgraceful approval of a law permitting the construction of a wall of more than 2,000 square kilometers along the country’s southern border, the Republican administration of George W. Bush has paid back Mexican President Vicente Fox with a slap in the face for six years of docile servility on the part of his government.

Did They Fool You on Iraq?  Are You Ready for Iran?

A majority of Americans supported attacking Iraq, but now a majority of Americans say it was the wrong thing to do and that they were lied to.  If you are among those who supported the attack on Iraq but now believe you were mistaken, then you have one step up on our president.

Fidel’s Health and Implications for U.S. Policy

Fidel Castro's recent announcement that he would temporarily transfer power to his brother Raul and others in the Cuban Government has led to much speculation about the course of events in both Cuba and Miami.

Jarvis Tyner: A Tireless Fighter for Race, Class and Socialist Revolution

One of the most prominent and influential leaders of the American left will begin a speaking tour of Britain next week, during what is appropriately Black History Month. Jarvis Tyner has been a tireless fighter for civil rights since the campaigns of his youth in his native Philadelphia.

Prominent Republicans Want the GOP to Lose?: An issue to ponder

Please forgive me, but when I read prominent Republicans going on record as hoping the GOP will lose next month, something within me wants to look outside and see if the sky has fallen. At the very least, I feel unsettled because these days my being in agreement with any statements made by the GOP are as rare as having haggus at my dinner table.

Confirmation of the Peripheral Role of the Theocratic Element in this Bushite Regime

In my analysis of the nature of the forces that have coalesced into the creation of this regime, there are three major components: an insatiable and unscrupulous element of American capitalism (see 'The Predator State,' posted earlier this week); a power-lusting imperialist clique oriented toward imposing their domination on the planet; and a particular strain of narrow-minded, conflict-oriented Christianity.

Japan: Communists Criticize New P.M.'s Policies

Criticizing Abe's policy speech calling for 'a society of opportunity where everyone has a chance to challenge again,' Japanese Communist Party Secretariat Head Ichida Tadayoshi stated, 'This is nothing but an empty catchphrase.'

Groups mobilize to defend voting rights on Nov. 7

Unless urgent action is taken, millions of Americans may be denied their right to vote and have their vote counted this November, voting rights advocates warn.

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