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We thought it was oil, But it was blood

The other day We danced in the street Joy in our hearts We thought we were free

Silenced again: My Name is Rachel Corrie postponed indefinitely

New York City is known throughout the world as a bastion of free artistic expression. That is, apparently, unless the art is about the struggle of the Palestinian people.

At Agent Orange meet, a plea to U.S.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Activists and Vietnam War veterans wrapped up a global conference on Agent Orange March 29 with a plea to the U.S. government and chemical companies to take responsibility for health problems linked to the wartime defoliant.

A million UK workers strike for their pensions

On March 28 over a million local government workers staged Britain’s biggest nationwide walkout since the 1926 general strike. And they warned that they will strike again and again if necessary to stop the government from slashing their pensions.

Populist revolt in Latin America

A specter is haunting Latin America — the specter of “populism.” Hardly a week goes by without a warning from pundits that the region may return to its “populist” past. We are warned of economic failure, unfavorable investment climates, dictatorships, nationalism, anti-Americanism and protectionism.


Over 500,000 rally in L.A. for immigrant rights

LOS ANGELES — The over half million immigrant rights supporters who rallied in Los Angeles March 25 sent their fellow Americans and their government a clear message: We are Americans, we are workers who build up this economy and society, we are not terrorists nor criminals, we deserve justice and equality with legalization!


BOOKREVIEW: True family values shine in Cuban 5 book

Cuban poet Nancy Morejon provides an introduction for this slim volume of letters, poems, drawings, photographs and diary excerpts exchanged between five U.S.-imprisoned men and their family members in Cuba. Readers, she predicts, will cross a “threshold of feelings [into] a vast edifice built on the foundation of dignified sacrifice and profound moral values.” And we do

The death of Milosevic and the death of Yugoslavia

Slobodan Milosevic died recently in his prison cell, tried for war crimes by the NATO states that killed his nation, Yugoslavia, with the bombers and troops they sent to back reactionary separatist forces. Questions continue to surround the circumstances of his death.


WSF photographs develop another world view

Over 80,000 participated in the Caracas, Venezuela, World Social Forum, Jan. 24–29. Nuestro Mundo editor José A Cruz was one of them. Here are some of his photos of the Forum and of the people of Venezuela today.


Steelworkers hit streets for Mexican miners

Steelworkers are rallying in front of Mexican consulates across the U.S. and Canada to demand that Mexico’s President Vicente Fox reinstate the head of that country’s miners union.

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