Archive for: 2006

Remembering Patrice Lumumba

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Forty-five years ago, Congolese liberation leader Patrice Lumumba was assassinated in a CIA-organized death trap. He was 43 years old. Patrice Lumumba...

Tookie Williams’ execution was a political murder

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On Dec. 13, the State of California murdered Stanley Tookie Williams. The execution came despite a mass campaign to save Williams’ life. William...

Immigration and the struggle for democratic rights

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The following article is adapted from a presentation delivered at a Nov. 12, 2005 Conference on Socialism in Los Angeles, hosted by the Party for Soci...

The Bush administration’s war against contraception

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The Bush administration’s war against women’s reproductive rights has been thrown into the spotlight once again. A Nov. 14, 2005, report b...

Wall Street, auto industry intensify attacks on auto workers

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On Nov. 21, General Motors Corporation announced it was laying-off 30,000 union members and closing 12 plants in the United States and Canada as part ...

ANSWER’s position on unity in the anti-war movement

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On Dec. 12, 2005, the leadership of the United for Peace and Justice coalition announced that it would no longer carry out united actions with the ANS...

The anti-war movement and Congressional ‘opposition’

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Nearly three years after launching the war on Iraq, the Bush administration has a crisis on its hands. The war has proven to be unwinnable militarily....

New York City transit strike

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For three days in December, 34,000 members of the Transport Workers Union shut down New York City’s subway and bus system at the peak of the hol...