July

EDITORIAL: Out of Iraq ... when?

A classified plan leaked in The New York Times July 23 reveals that the Pentagon plans to keep troops in Iraq at least two more years, despite the mounting nationwide and worldwide clamor that the U.S. end its military occupation.

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Cuba survives and inspires

Forty-five years ago, Bob Dylan described revolutionary Cuba as “a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it.” Some things don’t change.

Japan-N. Korea disputes snag nuclear talks

The six-party talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear issue ended in Beijing July 20 without agreement on a timetable for full denuclearization. The meeting took place shortly after the International Atomic Energy Agency certified that North Korea had shut down its main nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.

Venceremos Brigade challenges U.S. travel ban

Sixty Americans have just returned from a Venceremos Brigade trip to Cuba, challenging the U.S. ban on travel to the socialist nation. No such ban exists for travel to any other country.

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Agent Orange victim, activist dies

Nguyen Thi Hong, 60, a member of the Vietnam Agent Orange Justice delegation that visited the U.S. in June this year, died July 20 in Vietnam from Agent Orange-related cancers.