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The January Iraqi elections forced the U.S. anti-war movement to grapple more seriously than ever with its attitude toward the Iraqi resistance and, more generally, toward all the forces contending for power in Iraq. Some...

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by Canyon Lalama, Minneapolis, MN Seventy years ago, a small mid-western city was shaken to its very foundations. The 1934 Minneapolis Teamster strike is one of the greatest labor battles in U.S. history. For two...

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Most working Americans know we’re being ripped off when we pay our taxes, but most of us can’t pinpoint just how it’s being done. A new book, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our...

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“Why did the Bush administration approve the secret airlift out of America of 140 Saudis, including two dozen relatives of Osama bin Laden, just after September 11?” This question is posed on the cover of...

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The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s reached its peak when women won the right to choose an abortion and the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case....

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by Eljeer Hawkins, Harlem, New York Bayard Taylor Rustin (1912 -1987) left an indelible mark on the civil rights movement as an adviser and organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott and the March on Washington...

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Martha Root, Massachusetts Nurses Association District 5, SEIU Local 2020 With the Democratic primary elections approaching and Bush attempting to undermine women’s rights, many argue that women would be much better off if voters replaced...

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By Eljeer Hawkins, Harlem, New York 100 years ago in 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963) wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital contribution to the struggle...

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Thirty years ago, “Watergate” developed into the worst political scandal in US history, culminating in the first forced resignation of a president and the convictions of over 30 Nixon administration officials and campaign staff. The...

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Re-printed from The Socialist (2/14/03), the newspaper of the British section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) War and conflict are rooted in the exploitative and oppressive nature of capitalism and imperialism. Capitalism...

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