Conyers challenges Bush on tribunals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Conyers and other Members of Congress hold press conference to express concerns regarding the administration’s actions on Military Tribunals and Anti-terrorism.

Private airport security firms get the boot

Privatization, the holy Grail of the ultra-right, has taken some heavy hits since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and not just because the heroes were public employees – firefighters, emergency medical workers and the police.

Peoples Weekly World: An alternative news source that needs your support!

After the record-breaking fund drive of National Public Radio, it is clear people want to hear the stories from the alternative media. The alternatative media reports the stories censored by the corporate media.

They had no turkey for Thanksgiving

When I talked to her the Monday before Thanksgiving, Carolina Morales was standing in line at the food pantry run by St. Maurice Catholic Church in Chicago’s Southwest side. She had come to pick up sacks of food that, she said, “will make it possible for us to have dinner on Thanksgiving. It won’t be turkey and fixings, but it will be a decent meal.”

False friend wrote the book on backstabbing

The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-57, is a strange book by an even stranger author.

Globalization and India

Despite the enthusiasm of its supporters economic globalization gives rise to fierce exploitation, economic instability and crisis.

Protesters press Greece on refugees, troops

ATHENS, Greece – Over 10,000 protesters gathered Nov. 8 in Syntagma (Constitution) Square here in a rally against the attacks on Afghanistan.

Is the truth ever disloyal?

Don’t bother us with facts, we’re fighting a war here. That’s basically the story of all wars – at least in their early stages – and this one against terrorism (which, as it turns out, is indistinguishable from a war with Afghanistan) is no exception.

Terrorist attacks affirm need for a shift in approach

I’m on a U.S. Airways plane – half-filled – on my way back to New Orleans after a week of cancelled speaking engagements. I’ve seen American flags everywhere – in shops, on people’s suitcases, on the lapels of pilots and flight attendants.

From 2001 archives: What's lurking behind the war in Afghanistan?

This article was first published Nov. 17, 2001. As the war in Afghanistan garners more attention with calls for more troops, we rerun this here as a contribution to the discussion. There is little wonder that the Bush administration – with its vast ties to ultra-right ideologues, oil, finance, military industries and intelligence agencies – seized upon an incredible human tragedy to push their own agenda.

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