Archive for: 2006

Nationwide protests support Steelworkers’ Goodyear strike

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On Dec. 16, 150 actions took place across the United States and Canada in front of Goodyear retailers. The actions supported the 15,000 members of the...

U.S. imperialist intervention in Somalia

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Conflict in the Horn of Africa is escalating rapidly. A power struggle in Somalia between the weak interim government and the Union of Islamic Courts ...

Racist raids target undocumented immigrants in six states

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On Dec. 12, at least 1,280 immigrant workers were arrested in a series of raids targeting meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. The raids took place...

Protesters denounce Korea-U.S. FTA in Montana

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The writer is the national staff coordinator for the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and a member of the Party for Socialism and...

FEMA battles to eliminate housing for Katrina victims

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Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, President Bush stood in Jackson Square in New Orleans and declared, "Throughout the area ...

U.S. vastly underreporting attacks, casualties in Iraq

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Since the U.S. "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq in March 2003, almost 3,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq. The number of casualties is much hig...

New U.S. military strategies in Iraq bring more death, destruction

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The writer is a student leader at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The New York Times reported on Dec. 5 that 4,000 to 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq ...

Socialist construction in North Korea

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On Monday, Dec. 17, the United States and North Korea will return to what is known as the six-party negotiations. Joining them will be South Korea, Ja...

Richest two percent own half of world’s wealth

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"…in proportion as capital accumulates, the lot of the labourer, be his payment high or low, must grow worse." — Karl Marx, "Capital, Volu...

Hundreds rally for ferry workers’ union rights

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Hundreds gathered at the Embarcadero, in front of the Ferry Building, to rally and march in support of the Alcatraz ferry workers on Dec. 9. Dozens of...