Jean Harnish, equality advocate, dies at 89

BALTIMORE – Jean Harnish, a social worker and an advocate for race and gender equality, died in her sleep at the home of friends March 30, her 89th birthday.

Human rights inspectors needed in U.S.

CHICAGO – In general, academic conferences are not filled with the stuff that makes great news stories.

Briefly noted

Reviews NEW YORK CITY: Play about Haymarket Riot / CHICAGO: Latino Film Fest / LOS ANGELES: Photos by Milton Rogovin, et al.

FDNY Brotherhood

Film review NEW YORK – @radical.media’s feature documentary, “Brotherhood,” directed by Lilibet Foster, a cinema verite-style immersion into the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), will premiere May 3 at the Tribeca Film Festival here.

The universe is elegant

Book review The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality By Brian Greene Alfred A. Knopf, 2004, Hardcover, 592 pp., $28.95

Colonization or globalization?

Opinion In advanced capitalism, the uneven development of different enterprises leads to monopoly, as the stronger overpower the weaker.

Democracy in the USA and in Cuba

Opinion Presidential elections will be occurring just over seven months from now. The American people are constantly told what a great a democracy we have. In my 83 years, I have yet to witness truly democratic elections in the national arena.

The stakes are high

Opinion Come November, the stakes are extremely high for Mexican Americans, Mexicans, and South Americans. Several issues come readily to mind.

Border Patrol in the ER?

Hospital emergency room admitting clerks would become involuntary agents of the Department of Homeland Security under HR 3722, a bill being proposed by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif).

Bushs money laundry-ing

Six weeks after Cintas Corp. Chairman Richard T. Farmer co-hosted a $1.7 million fundraiser for George W. Bush in Cincinnati, Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency proposed exempting industrial laundries like Cintas from rules that protect workers from handling poisonous materials.

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