EDITORIAL: Cuba stands tall

On July 26, 1953, small bands of militants attacked two Cuban Army installations in eastern Cuba. Most of the young revolutionaries were tortured and killed. The survivors went on to oust the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship.


EDITORIAL: A civil rights milestone

It has been 14 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect. The years that have elapsed since then have certainly been educational with respect to how ultra-right political forces regard this civil rights legislation.


North Carolina pork packers undeterred

On the same day that hundreds of Smithfield workers in the company’s Tar Heel, N.C., plant boldly wore union T-shirts to work in a show of solidarity, 75 community supporters turned out in support at a supermarket in nearby Fayetteville, July 21.

Calif. agency probes insecticides

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s pesticide agency is conducting a review of popular insecticides because many are ending up in urban streams and killing tiny aquatic creatures. The review could lead to restrictions and even bans on many products used on lawns and gardens.

FBI mosque raid sparks united outcry

PITTSBURGH — As the mostly African American and Latino congregation was preparing for weekly Friday prayers at Light of the Age mosque here on June 30, a dozen FBI agents raided the building and lined up worshippers outside at gunpoint.