LONDON - The U.S. has been forced to broadcast radio messages warning the people of Afghanistan not to confuse food parcels with cluster bombs that are also being dropped over parts of the country. In an embarrassing admission of the danger posed by such weapons, the U.S. has warned that from a distance the two items could be mistaken - both are roughly the same size and both are bright yellow.
According to the U.S. State Department's fact sheet, the war being waged in Afghanistan is not a war against the Afghan people, it is a war against terrorists. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said the U.S. attacks are 'focused totally on military targets.'
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Three outstanding Bay Area organizations and their leaders will be honored at the Northern California People's Weekly World banquet Sunday, Nov. 18. The banquet's theme is 'Together for a world of economic and social justice, peace and democracy.'
Over 10,000 public health professionals and workers attended the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, held in Atlanta Oct. 21-25, and roundly opposed Bush's war in Afghanistan.
Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not. But the World Trade Center attack has left Americans with an uneasiness that makes us all so vulnerable to anything that crawls or flies about us or looks like a white powder that came in the morning mail.
Whenever a people suffer a serious tragedy, the usual phenomenon is a pulling together for support and assistance. Since Sept. 11, we have seen long lines at blood banks, increases in donations to United Way, and thousands of flags.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Speaking to union retirees and activists in Florida last week, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney issued a ringing call to action that labor repeat in 2002 the same all-out effort of the 2000 elections.
New York City will elect a new mayor Nov. 6. The following is an open letter issued by the Black Radical Congress, outlining their stand on issues in the campaign.