Nurse Malone sets a great example

“Sometimes,” said Sheila Malone, 60, a retired nurse living in Waterville, Maine, “we overlook the fact that there are all kinds of people out there who would like to do something, if there was a way for them to do it.”

Imus Gone! Say no to Racism and Sexism

The massive repulsion to and rejection of Imus's crude racist/sexist remarks is part of a new democratic mood.

Terrorists release on bail highlights contradictions

Confused official behavior may have to do with contradictions between ordinary rules and the rules for handling a terrorist.

Chicago Latino film fest opens

Some 37 films, including three from the Windy City and 23 from abroad (including three from Cuba, always popular), are featured at the 23rd annual Chicago Latino Film Festival, April 13-26.

Sports and the fight against injustice

If you think you know about sports, you don’t know nothin’ if you haven’t read this book. The book’s author, David Zirin, is today’s Lester Rodney, the famous Daily Worker sports editor who helped lead the struggle for baseball’s integration.

Journalism and the truth in Iraq, U.S.-style

In Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker’s movie “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair,” the camera spends a great deal of time focused on the face of Yunis Abbas.

Foreclosures point to systemic crisis

Economic processes are not seasonal, one-night stands or an act of nature or God. Although all those factors can appear in stories about the economy, and be parts of the equation, economic processes are human-made and are controllable.

Tax battle erupts in Illinois

CHICAGO — A battle has erupted in Illinois over taxing corporations, pitting many labor, health care, and community organizations and small business owners against some of the nation’s largest companie


Uganda: High court upholds women’s rights Greece: Communist parties rally behind Cuba Guatemala: Thousands attend indigenous summit Iraq: Prominent union leader killed Japan: U.S. troop redeployment under fire

Venezuelas Communists hold off on new party

The special 13th Congress of the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) wound up its deliberations March 4 with a declaration of support for the policies of President Hugo Chavez. But for now, it will not dissolve itself into Chavez’s proposed new “Unitary Party of Socialism.”

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