Why not amnesty here?

By January 1, 2014

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an amnesty for some 20,000 prisoners — including the Greenpeace protesters, the Pussy Riot punk band, who are considered dissidents, and his billionaire political opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Putin’s political enemies quickly denounced this amnesty as a cynical political maneuver, a comment repeated widely in the imperialist media. Khodorkovsky […]


Defend socialist Korea!

By December 17, 2013

On Dec. 13, the Korean Central News Agency, an official voice of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, reported that a high-ranking member of the government, Jang Song Thaek, had been tried and executed for having “perpetrated anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts in a bid to overthrow the leadership of our party and state and the […]


No to Pentagon pressure on China

By November 30, 2013

All over the world, but especially in the East Asia and Pacific region, people are worried about a deliberate provocation set up by the Pentagon against the People’s Republic of China. On Nov. 25, the U.S. and Japan sent a dozen military planes, including two B-52 bombers, on a flight over a disputed area in […]


Significance of Nat’l Day of Mourning

By November 28, 2013

The 44th commemoration of the National Day of Mourning on Nov. 28 in Plymouth, Mass., will mark 13,809 days of incarceration for Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. The event will once again honor this heroic fighter for the rights of Indigenous and other oppressed peoples, unjustly imprisoned since 1976. The so-called “Thanksgiving” holiday starkly reminds […]


De Blasio and New York workers

By November 14, 2013

The multinational working class of New York City — who seemed to have been submerged as a political factor during the long reign of Wall Street billionaire Michael Bloomberg — have elected a new mayor who gives the appearance, at least, of being Bloomberg’s opposite. And that is what was important about this election. This […]


Courts strike 1-2 punch at reproductive rights

By November 6, 2013

Reproductive justice took a one-two punch in unrelated court decisions on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. One court allowed a medically unnecessary law to close many women’s health centers that perform abortions in Texas. The other ruling was a “partial victory” for right-wingers who oppose the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employer-sponsored plans must provide […]


Thieves fall out over NSA spying

By October 31, 2013

President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned of the dangers of the military-industrial complex as he left office in 1961. Even this former military commander was alarmed enough to call for the country to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced […]


Cut F-35s, not food stamps!

By October 29, 2013

Struggling individuals and families across the U.S. will face even more hardship come Nov. 1, when Congress will allow some $5 billion per year to be cut from the food stamp program, officially titled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The government had increased the amount of food stamp aid by 13.6 percent in April 2009 […]


Why capitalists fear abundance

By October 27, 2013

What is the big problem in today’s world? Is it scarcity? Not enough food, shelter, clothing and other necessities? Not enough knowledge, science, technology to produce all these things in abundance to satisfy human needs and wants? That certainly was the problem not that long ago for the vast majority of people on our planet. […]


Communist Gen. Giap’s enemies

By October 11, 2013

Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap had many friends and admirers among the people of the world, for whom he is a true communist hero. However, we focus in this editorial on his enemies. Comrade Giap has been the object of imperialist hatred all his life, and also upon his death, because he was an effective fighter […]