June

The price of occupation: Israeli society pays a heavy price for occupying Palestinian lands

Israel is paying a heavy price for the continued occupation of the Palestinian territories, one that is sorely felt in most households. The Palestinians, as is well known, are paying a much heavier price, but this fact does not in any way make the price that Israelis are paying any smaller or less significant.

Women of the world unite for peace and solidarity

CARACAS, Venezuela — The fight against war is part of the fight for women to become “first-class citizens in every nation,” declared Marcia Campos, the Brazilian president of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.

Agent Orange victims have day in court

NEW YORK — In 1964 Nguyen Thi Hong, then a young woman of 17, joined the struggle against the U.S. occupation of her country, Vietnam. She knew that she might lose her life. But she had no idea that she would become sick and remain so for more than 30 years. “I was exposed to dioxin during the war,” Hong told reporters outside a federal courtroom here June 18.

Gaza crisis tied to Israeli-U.S. policy

With the crisis unfolding in Gaza and the West Bank, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis is in jeopardy, Palestinian and Israeli progressives fear.

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On U.S. tour, Iraqi unionists reject oil grab

SAN FRANCISCO — We rarely hear that a powerful labor movement in Iraq is defending workers’ rights, campaigning for an end to the U.S.-led occupation and for better daily living conditions for ordinary people, and upholding the Iraqi people’s right to keep control of their country’s great oil resources.

Benchmark No. 1: Privatizing Iraqs oil for U.S. companies

The “benchmark,” or goal, that the Bush administration has been working on furiously since the United States invaded Iraq is the privatization of Iraq’s oil. Now they have Congress blackmailing the Iraqi Parliament and the Iraqi people: no privatization of Iraqi oil, no reconstruction funds.

EDITORIAL: 40 years later

When Israeli Communist Meir Vilner co-signed Israel’s Independence Charter on May 14, 1948, he, and the Jewish/Arab Palestine Communist Party he was representing, stressed the promise contained within the charter: to help implement the United Nations resolutions providing for two independent states, Israel and Palestine — a promise still deferred.

50 years in Iraq?

WASHINGTON — Disbelief greeted the White House admission that President George W. Bush envisions U.S. occupation of Iraq for 50 years, modeled on the more than half-century U.S. occupation of South Korea.

The English submarine

The press dispatches bring the news; the submarine belongs to the Astute Class, the first of its kind to be constructed in Great Britain in more than two decades.

Saying no to foreign military bases

The International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases was formally established at a conference in Quito and Manta, Ecuador, March 5-9. Over 400 grassroots and community-based activists were in attendance from more than 40 countries. Longtime peace activist Al Marder of New Haven, Conn., attended the “Quito No Bases” conference