Monthly Archives: March 2013

Past time to stop rape in South Africa

We do not believe that the state is taking the rape and murder of Thandiswa Qubuda seriously. The state holds poor people in contempt. We are just voting fodder to them. We are not human beings to them. It is clear that the leadership in the struggle against rape will have to come from below. It is time for real action against rape. Continue reading

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Left still can’t fathom Women’s Liberation

Women’s struggle for freedom has continued to develop into a worldwide movement with revolutionary content (see page 1). Unfortunately, much of the Left seems unable to hear this radical dimension of women’s struggles. A recent example is Sharon Smith’s essay, Continue reading

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Arctic ice in retreat

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Arctic ice in retreat The National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA indicate that the extent of Arctic sea ice this January was the … Continue reading

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Colombia murders

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Colombia murders Demetrio López Cardenas, 33 years old and a father of three, a community leader in La Caucana, was murdered Feb. 23. He was … Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost … Continue reading

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Save City College of San Francisco!

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Save City College of San Francisco! San Francisco–What is happening at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is something even the most avid conspiracy theorist would find hard to imagine. … Continue reading

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California hearings on prison torture

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: California hearings on prison torture Sacramento, Calif.–On Feb. 25, around 100 people, mostly family members of prisoners organized as California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), gathered on the state capitol … Continue reading

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