February

The struggle to end the occupation of Iraq

Opinion Progressive forces in Iraq, among which the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) plays a key role, suffered immense losses in dead and imprisoned under the right-wing Saddam Hussein dictatorship.

Momentum builds for March 20 peace rallies

NEW YORK – Preparations are well under way for another major display of antiwar sentiment here on March 20, the one-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Soldiers dad: Aid needed for Baghdad hospital

SAN DIEGO – Fernando Suárez del Solar is a man with a mission. Meeting this determined and compassionate father at a local social justice center here (a pink house on a working-class street corner) evokes a lot of thoughts and emotions. He is resolute in his quest to save children’s lives.

In slap at Bush, Senate to probe WMD lies

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence handed President Bush a direct challenge when it announced Feb. 12 that it will investigate whether Bush and other top officials misused and manipulated intelligence to make a case for war.

South Carolinians fight for free speech

CHARLESTON, S.C. – When George W. Bush spoke at a waterfront terminal here Feb. 5, two days after the South Carolina primary, scores of protesters picketed outside chanting “U.S. out of Iraq.”

New challenges to Israels apartheid wall

More than 3,000 Israelis and Palestinians participated in the largest demonstration yet against the Israeli “separation wall” on Feb. 7.

Châvez to U.S.: Stop meddling

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has again called on the U.S. government to stop meddling in the country’s affairs, after revealing declassified U.S. documents proving that Washington is financing groups seeking to oust him.

Haiti: a coup détat in the making

The political crisis in Haiti reached a boiling point this week as violence by opponents of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide intensified, particularly in the northern part of the country, while right-wing elements in the capital stepped up their calls for Aristide to resign. click here for Spanish text

Cubas infant mortality rate lower than U.S.

News analysis Under the best of circumstances, it is hard for a poor, Third World country to equal, let alone surpass, the social statistics of wealthy developed countries.