Special Election 2004 issue of the Peoples Weekly World

It’s coming – Are you going to get it? Next week is the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo special Election 2004 edition.

Democracy is a principle of our faith

GRASSROOTS POWER PHILADELPHIA — The religious right has been a strong and persistent force within the ultra-right coalition that took over the Republican Party and now controls the three branches of the government.

Progressive Cinema by Bill Meyer Highlights from Toronto

Once again, the Toronto International Film Festival offered a vast array of stimulating and entertaining films. With its sheer size and massive organization, 328 films (over half of them premieres) from over 60 countries, Toronto is coming close to challenging Cannes as the world’s most prestigious feast for film lovers.

40th Chicago festival features films from 44 countries

Movie Reviews CHICAGO – The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, is showing 111 feature films and 54 short films from 44 countries through Oct. 21.

Who will save our planet?

Opinion I am 93. I have seen one Depression: 1929 to 1937. Some think it started with the stock market crash in 1929. But only 2.5 percent held stock then.

The unfinished business of school desegregation

Opinion The 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education has come and gone.

Seniors are paying for Medicare scams

Opinion America’s senior citizens, who just got hit with the largest increase ever in their monthly Medicare premium payments, may want to send a thank you note to Tom Scully, the outspoken former head of Medicare in the Bush administration.

Bush clobbered in first debate: Now what?

Opinion I must admit that I really enjoyed John Kerry clobbering George W. Bush in the first presidential debate last week.

NYC infant mortality up

In 2003, New York City’s infant mortality rate climbed to 6.5 percent, an increase of 8 percent above the previous year’s figure.

Border vigilantes scatter like roaches

TUCSON, Ariz. — Deaths of Mexican and other Latin American immigrants trying to cross Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, one of the deadliest deserts in the world, have soared. Since 1999, more than 3,000 people have died trying to make the journey from the Mexican side of the border.

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