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  • Court voids presidents power grab

    July 02, 2004

    Defenders of the Bill of Rights greeted two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court June 28 sharply rebuffing George W. Bush’s claim of sweeping powers to detain U.S. citizens and foreigners indefinitely, without criminal charges, in his so-called “war on terror.” “A state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation’s citizens,” said Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was...

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  • Interview with Robert Meeropol: Bush and his cronies are so dangerous

    June 25, 2004

    Robert Meeropol is the founder and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC). Meeropol is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. In 1953, when he was 6 years old, the United States government framed up and executed his parents for “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb” despite a worldwide campaign to spare their lives. The Rosenbergs were victims of the anti-communist hysteria of...

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  • Letters

    June 25, 2004

    Shame at Abu Ghraib Over a thousand people have been released from the Abu Ghraib prison. If these prisoners were guilty, then why were they set free? If they were innocent, then why were they detained in the first place? No prisoner, whether civilian or soldier, foreign or American, should be subjected to torture and sexual abuse. Chuck MannGreensboro NC ‘Deadline’ I am an opponent of the death penalty in...

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  • Liar, liar

    June 25, 2004By Susan Webb

    In a devastating blow to George W. Bush’s most powerful rationale for the invasion of Iraq, the bipartisan September 11th commission found no link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, and no evidence of collaboration between Hussein and Al Qaeda.

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  • Diplomats and commanders reject Bush

    June 25, 2004

    George W. Bush is pleading for a second term based on his record as a “war president” who uses military force to wipe out terrorists before they strike again. But that aggressive posture is now stirring powerful opposition from former senior officials, military officers, and legal scholars. Law professors met with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to deliver an open letter to Congress, dated June 16 and signed by 493 of...

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  • The evils of war

    June 18, 2004

    “War may sometimes be a necessary evil, but no matter how necessary, it is always evil, never good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” Those were the words of President Jimmy Carter in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. War is always evil. The words of a former Navy officer and veteran, former U.S. President and world peace maker....

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  • Soldiers say Im not going back

    June 18, 2004By Susan Webb

    These days, GI rights counseling coordinator Bill Galvin is getting at least four or five calls a day from soldiers saying, “I’ve gotten orders to go to Iraq and I don’t want to go.” click here for Spanish text

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  • Gallery owner attacked for antiwar art

    June 11, 2004

    SAN FRANCISCO – Lori Haigh, owner of Capobianco Gallery in North Beach here, was spat on and knocked unconscious last week for exhibiting an artwork highlighting the torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. The assault came after two weeks of escalating threats. Now that painting may end up displayed at San Francisco City Hall. San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin June 8 introduced a resolution to hang the painting,...

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  • A rising chorus of opposition to Bush

    June 11, 2004

    OpinionThe following is an abridged version of a speech delivered at an international solidarity rally in London, May 29, sponsored by the Communist Party of Britain in conjunction with their 46th national congress. Other speakers included representatives of the communist parties of Cuba, Iraq, India, and Britain. There is great interest in the political developments in the UK, and in the role of British communists and the broader left. Of...

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  • Editorials

    June 11, 2004

    The truth about Reagan The media cannot wash away the truth about Ronald Reagan even with a torrent of sickening sentimentality since his death. On Aug. 6, 1981, Reagan fired 12,000 PATCO air traffic controllers for daring to strike to protect their own health and the safety of airline passengers. It marked him forever as a union-buster and labor-baiter. Actually, Reagan got his start in politics as an FBI informer...

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