On June 12, the Oregon Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional a 1905 state law which prevents political parties from appearing on the ballot if they share a single word in their names with an already recognised party. Jordana Sardo, who attempted to run as a Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) candidate for the State… Read more »
It didn’t take long for George W. Bush to show just who he had in mind when he declared his war on terrorism. The horrifying September 11 carnage provided U.S. authorities with an excuse not only for the murderous bombing of Afghanistan and a bully campaign against that whole region of the world, but also… Read more »
Special report from Pakistan: Working women spearhead resistance to U.S. war, religious fundamentalism and the Musharraf dictatorship
The Pentagon and its propaganda mouthpiece, CNN, would have us believe that the U.S.-led war against Afghanistan is between the “free world” and the Taliban. The U.S. government struts around as a liberator and brings out “First Lady” Laura Bush to justify the destruction of Afghanistan because of the Taliban’s horrific sexism. That the CIA… Read more »
Last November, a gathering outside the World of Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia heard a bloody story. Edgar Paez, a Colombian unionist from the Coca Cola bottling plant in Carepa, Colombia, told the crowd that on the morning of December 5, 1996 the paramilitary squad, United Self Defence Forces (AUC), appeared at the gates… Read more »
There’s nothing like a union victory to make my day, and March 16 was one of them. When I received the news from Radical Women (RW) in Portland Oregon that RW Organiser Jordana Sardo won her job back, I was ecstatic! Like me, Sardo works in the community (social service) sector, notoriously exploitative of its… Read more »
With the help of big brother Jeb, the Republican Party machinery of Florida, a mainstream media obsessed with “chads” — the bits of paper that voting machines cut from the ballots — and a one vote majority in a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives, George W. Bush hijacked the 2000 presidential election. The racism, corruption,… Read more »
In the 1960s, when I was a teenager in the United States, it seemed like a day didn’t go by without a city boiling over in protest. The Civil Rights movement had erupted out of the South, and African Americans’ struggle for basic democratic rights had spread across the country. Conscription for the Vietnam War… Read more »
When representatives of the World Trade Organization swept into downtown Seattle at the end of November, they meant for their five-day Ministerial Round to entrench and expand “free trade” — the free ride of the biggest corporations at the expense of everyone else. Instead, the WTO meeting crashed and burned, thwarted by determined protesters in… Read more »
From 1999, after the Columbine high school shootings: how adult neo-Nazis make use of angry, alienated teens.
The release of Dita is a vindication the continued and uninterrupted struggle of the Indonesian working class. Another is needed: with the deck stacked against him, freedom for Mumia can only be won through massive, irresistible public pressure on his behalf. Now is the time to act!