Henri Alleg’s book “The Question” is a searing, firsthand account of the torture that the author experienced during the Battle of Algiers. Although it was first published in 1958, it is a book that should still be read today: “the question” of torture is, unfortunately, still with us.
PHILADELPHIA — Freezing temperatures did not keep hundreds of supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal from rallying at City Hall Dec. 9 to demand a new trial and freedom for Abu-Jamal.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Striking workers at Raytheon here got a morale boost Dec. 8 with a show of community solidarity in honor of International Human Rights Day.
India: Dalits rally for rights Chad: Situation dire for refugees Great Britain: Unions organize immigrants Colombia: Cozy ties between politicians, right-wing paramilitaries
LISBON, Portugal — Joy over a string of election victories in Latin America and the U.S. was mixed with deep concern over the bloodletting in the Middle East when representatives of 64 communist and workers’ parties met here Nov. 10-12.
OAKLAND, Calif. — In a midnight action Dec. 5, Oakland’s City Council responded to a wave of community opposition by referring a controversial measure for more apartment-to-condominium conversions for further study.
Months ago, when the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo fund drive committee proposed to the paper’s New Mexico supporters raising their goal several hundred dollars above their 2005 goal, they balked, thinking the task impossible. They proved themselves wrong.
Good intentions behind the film are overwhelmed by possible negative social consequences of the film’s popularity.