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Ending terrorism

After British authorities announced last week that a new terrorist plot had been uncovered, officials in the U.S. and Britain raised their threat alerts to the highest level, ramping up airline passenger and luggage searches.


Women propel Venezuelas revolution forward

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela: Ahora es de todos! This slogan, appearing on a poster beneath a simple drawing of three children in the colors of the national flag, means “Venezuela: Now it’s for everyone.”

Bush administration targets Cuban churches

Church leaders the world over have objected to a misleading reference to the Cuban Council of Churches that appeared in the July 10 report from the President Bush’s “Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba.”


The Little Tramp redux

“We have more power because we know more. They’ve given me earplugs for the noise at least.” The speaker of those words is Venezuelan metalworker Miguel Moreno. He had recently attended a showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1936 film, “Modern Times,” that resulted in his making some demands at his workplace.


Puerto Rico is a colony, not a commonwealth

To call the island nation of Puerto Rico a “commonwealth” is to condone U.S. imperialism’s use of Puerto Rico to further its dastardly goals in Latin America and its use of the youth of Borinquen as cannon fodder for its wars of conquest and domination.


Chicagoans march to stop deportations

CHICAGO — Undaunted by record-breaking midday heat, tens of thousands of people marched for immigrant rights here July 19.


Overthrow: Looking beyond the rhetoric

In his latest work, “Overthrow,” Kinzer widens the scope of his investigations to include a study of over a century of U.S.-organized or led coups, covert actions and invasions leading to regime changes in 14 nations. He believes that these actions have “weakened rather than strengthened American security.”


U.S.-S. Korea unions link up vs. free trade pact

Worried about the failure of “free trade” deals for workers and farmers, U.S. and South Korean unions are joining forces to oppose the proposed Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.


Gay Games shine bright in Chicago

CHICAGO — The VII Gay Games Sports and Cultural Festival began on July 15 and continued to rock this city through the week until July 22, with over 12,000 athletes, gay and straight, from more than 70 countries competing in 30 different sports.

Weapon of mass destruction

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that Iraq, with a population of about 26 million, in the year 2000 had a total of 195,374 new cases of cancer and 126,677 cancer deaths, most of them children.

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