Quit, don't switch

Millions of Americans smoke “low-tar,” “mild,” or “light” cigarettes, believing them to be less harmful than other cigarettes.

V&V workers win union

CHICAGO, Ill. – “This is a perfect example that if we stay united in battle we will win the war! Si se puede!”

Steelworkers face unprecedented crisis

PITTSBURGH – Members of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) began pouring the World Trade Center steel in 1966. Union construction workers finished the job in 1970.

Afghanistans future debated in Bonn

The United Nations convened its first formal talks on a post-Taliban transitional government in Afghanistan Nov. 27.

In memory of a seafaring man Roy Rydell Feb. 15, 1919-Nov. 20, 2001

NEW YORK – Roy Rydell, a member of the People’s Weekly World editorial board, died here Nov. 20. He would have been 83 on Feb. 15.

What I wish I had said on Veterans Day

Last Veterans Day, I was in a nursing home with a broken ankle, and all us war veterans were invited to a meeting in the day room. We had the usual inspirational patriotic songs and then the hostess introduced some speakers from the VFW and the American Legion, and several other individuals.

Ft. Benning, Ga. has a school for terrorists

Since the vicious and compounded horrors of Sept. 11, U.S. Americans have been forced into a heightened intimacy with “terrorism.” It has come home with a vengeance and in a manner hitherto unimaginable.

Forging a peace majority

The Bush Administration seeks to ride the crest of popular demand for security against terrorism through Congress and the courts with their own agenda.

Socialist patriotism in the present crisis

To be a patriot is to love one's country, people and civilization without hating others, without thinking yourself superior. American revolutionaries were patriots, as were Yugoslav and Chinese Communists, who led their people against Nazi and Japanese invaders. European Communists and socialists who organized resistance movements against the Nazis, their allies, and fascist puppets were patriots.

Maine city to push for universal health care

PORTLAND, Me. – The Portland City Council decided Nov. 19 to add its muscle to a push for universal health care in Maine.

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