The economic cost of the Iraq war

President Bush proposes to cut $1.4 million from the program for early detection and screening of breast and cervical cancer, denying services to 4,000 women. The Iraq war costs $1.4 million every 7 minutes, 22 seconds.


Western siege of Palestinians fuels misery, anger

A warning by a senior UN official this week that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is reaching a “potentially dangerous deterioration” was but one of many signs pointing to a deepening crisis. A humanitarian catastrophe is already unfolding among Palestinians in the occupied territories, relief workers say.

Growing risk of war, Iran party says

The U.S. will push for sanctions against Tehran at the upcoming meeting of the UN Security Council and has not ruled out taking military action to compel Iran’s government to discontinue its uranium enrichment program, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on April 13.

Labor boosts peace rally

PHILADELPHIA — “New York peace rally drawing broad labor support” reads the headline of a story on the web site of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America. According to the article, the CWA executive board voted at its March meeting to endorse the April 29 March for Peace, Justice and Democracy, and the union’s Local 1180 in New York City has been actively supporting the preparations.

Generals stick by demand: Fire Rumsfeld!

WASHINGTON — Despite President George W. Bush’s strenuous defense, former high-ranking military commanders continue to demand that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld be fired for his role in the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq.

TAKEACTION: Dont attack Iran

Americans are justifiably concerned about reports of the Bush administration’s plans to bomb Iran.



Young Communists eye national convention Recruiters flee student protests Students sit in for sweatshop-free clothing

April 29: Labor to march for peace, democracy

NEW YORK— A unique plus of the April 29 March for Peace, Justice and Democracy here will be the union contingents.

Playing Dangerous Games with National Interests and Patriotic Sentiment

The events of recent days once again put the nuclear plans of Iran on the headlines of world media. Ahmadi Nejad’s announcement that Iran has successfully enriched uranium and completed the production cycle of nuclear fuel, and that now Iran has joined the “world nuclear club”, was broadly reacted to, both internally and internationally.

Illinois peace and justice coalition gets to work

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nearly 150 delegates from about 80 organizations, half of them from outside the Chicago metro area, met here April 1 to found the Illinois Coalition for Peace and Justice.

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