Opinion

A look at Russias Yeltsin years

Like the early 20th century under Vladimir Lenin, the 1990s under Boris Yeltsin was a time of revolutionary change for Russia, the difference being that while Lenin strove to introduce socialism, Yeltsin attempted to reintroduce capitalism.

Rights for immigrant workers needed now more than ever

Opinion Thousands of immigrants are planning a May Day mobilization in Washington, D.C., with a clear message: Rights for immigrant workers now! The national day of action on this international workers’ day is being organized by the National Coalition for Dignity and Amnesty for Immigrants, a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations with a large immigrant and undocumented immigrant base, established in 1999. Our leadership is 100 percent immigrant and elected by our base.

From Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004

The next 559 days – from Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004 – could be the most important year and a half in American environmental history. The next 559 days may spell the difference between whether Earth Day in the future is an event to celebrate or a day of disappointment.

The Anti-Imperialist League lessons for today

Opinion “The United States has always protested against the doctrine of international law which permits the subjugation of the weak by the strong.

In defense of Cuba and human rights

News Analysis As we still hear shots in Baghdad, see smoke from bombed neighborhoods and hear that the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is reaching calamitous proportions, new targets are being identified for future bellicose actions.

Why five Cuban heroes are U.S. political prisoners

Opinion The People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo has reported recently on the grim circumstances confronted by five Cuban men convicted of spying and imprisoned in the United States. (See PWW Feb. 22 and March 15.) Their trial and sentencing marked them as political prisoners, a status now confirmed by cruel treatment at the hands of U.S. prison authorities – weeks of solitary confinement.

Without French solidarity, would there be a U.S.A.?

Opinion Republican House leaders, enraged that France refuses to back George W. Bush’s Iraq war, have decreed that from now on french fries served in Capitol Hill dining halls are “freedom fries.”

Iraqi CP: War will not bring democracy

In an appeal issued last week, the Iraqi Communist Party (CP) warned of the terrible suffering a new war will bring to their country’s people, and called on anti-war movements around the world to develop peaceful alternatives to express solidarity with the Iraqi people’s aspirations for a democratic future.

Abe Magil: A tribute to a working class, Marxist journalist

Marxist journalist and pamphleteer. Devoted family man and friend. Poet. Editor. Political leader. All of these describe Abe Magil, who died in January.

Behind Korean crisis is a New World Order

Commentary George W. Bush and White House foreign policy are following the overall strategy of establishing a “New World Order” in which U.S. imperialism will dominate the world through war and military control. The crisis in the Korean peninsula is part of this overall strategy.

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