Opinion

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The passing of Russell Means was a loss for the world

Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.

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Super solidarity over Super Bowl weekend

While the spotlight was on the Super Bowl, workers across Indianapolis took to the streets to protest the outrages happening to working people.

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New chapter in U.S.-India relations

There is substantial symbolism in this week's visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States.

16 workers killed per day, thoughts on Ft. Hood, ‘Precious’ and other letters to the editor

It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.

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Blogging from India #7 Meet the Communist governor of West Bengal

COIMBATORE, India — West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and attended the party's 19th Congress here in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Blogging from India #4 Communist Party of India vows fight on food prices

HYDERABAD, India — The Communist Party of India began its five-day congress here March 23 in a pouring rain unusual for the season and this area which mostly does not get enough. But the rain nourished the fighting spirit of Communists and their supporters.

Blogging from India #3 The larger context of Pelosis visit to India

HYDERABAD, India — When newspapers here reported a visit to India by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), eyebrows were raised. Pelosi, the first woman to hold the position of House speaker, is known in the U.S. as a common-sense progressive on many important issues. For example, she has opposed the Iraq war from the start.

Blogging from India #2 Roommates

The Communist Party of India started its congress (convention) March 23. International guests are arriving now. Some 25 countries are expected to be represented. Besides the U.S., Brazil, Bangladesh, Spain Vietnam, Nepal, Australia, Greece, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Sri Lanka have already arrived.

Blogging from India #1 Hyderabad: Great advances, great challenges

HYDERABAD, India—Arriving at the Begumpet airport here the delegation of the Communist Party USA was greeted by a delegation of bank workers and their union’s members who drove out to pick up our delegation.