Stop the torture! Fire Rumsfeld! Dump Bush!

The National Board of the Communist Party USA released the following statement on May 23. The torture by U.S. military intelligence of Iraqi detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has ignited outrage at home and abroad.

Bush Iraq speech defends the indefensible

Longtime Philadelphia labor activist Jim Moran had little use for George W. Bush’s May 24 Iraq policy speech. “It didn’t score any points with me,” Moran said.

Israeli troops go on rampage in Gaza

Israeli troops unleashed a campaign of terror on the Palestinian residents of the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip last week, using tanks, helicopter gunships, missiles and bulldozers to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes and render thousands of people homeless in a matter of days.

Hundreds of thousands demand: Rumsfeld must go!

WASHINGTON – The Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church here and a leader of United for Peace and Justice, says it is time for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to go.

Torture in Iraq: The buck stops with Bush

George W. Bush and his minions are toiling to contain worldwide outrage over the torture of hundreds of Iraqi detainees by U.S. occupation soldiers at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. click here for Spanish text

Coup foiled in Venezuela

Another coup attempt against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has failed. Eighty-eight Colombian paramilitaries were captured May 9 in Caracas while training for an assault on a military installation.

Calif. lawmaker takes dangerous stand on draft

LOS ANGELES – When Rossana Cambron, a special education teacher from Whittier, Calif., saw Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) on a local Spanish-language television program April 30 speaking favorably of a military draft, she got mad.

Torture was routine, soldiers, Iraqis charge

Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia charged nearly two months ago that U.S. intelligence operatives directed torture of Iraqi prisoners.

An inside look at a den of thieves

WASHINGTON – “Plan of Attack,” Bob Woodward’s book on the Bush administration’s drive toward war on Iraq, is stirring renewed charges that George W. Bush engaged in deceit and lies to drag the nation into war.

Hearings urge end to nuke programs

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Nearly 500 community activists and members of peace and justice organizations gathered last week for two days of public hearings held by the U.S. Department of Energy on plans to greatly expand work with radioactive elements such as plutonium and tritium at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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