April

Foundry worker speaks

Workers’ Correspondence Thank you for last week’s article captioned, “Twin Cities bus drivers fight to save health care.”

The Maestro of Fraud

Bob Woodward called his biography of Alan Greenspan “Maestro” because the Federal Reserve chief is “a conductor, exquisitely attuned to every instrument in the political and economic orchestra,” according to the amazon.com review.

International notes

Japan: Protest deployment of U.S. aircraft carrier / Greece: Workers risk lives for Olympics / Liberia: Disarmament will start again / Canada: Quebec okays same-sex marriage / Haiti: Protest anti-worker abuses / Brazil: Rainforest destruction levels off

Hearings to probe impact of weapons lab

LIVERMORE, Calif. – While it’s been known for some time that the U.S. government is developing new, earth-penetrating nuclear bombs and “mini-nukes,” a new draft environmental impact statement by the nation’s primary nuclear weapons design laboratory suggests the Bush administration’s weapons program may be bigger than imagined.

Event to salute legacy of Hershel Walker

ST. LOUIS – The 12th annual Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast is slated to take place on Saturday, April 24, at the Postal Workers Union Hall, 1717 S. Broadway Blvd.

Book exposes rigged, unjust tax system

Book Review Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich – and Cheat Everybody Else By David Cay Johnston Portfolio, December 2003 Hardcover, 338 pp., $25.95

Forget the Alamo

Film Review Yet another film version of the story of the Alamo is about to descend on a movie theater near you.

Hy Cohen, activist, 93

Hyman R. Cohen, a leading activist in the Palm Beach County, Fla., area, died of cancer on Jan. 17. He was 93.

Romero remembered

DALLAS – The weather turned unseasonably cool March 21, but 60 people turned out for a candlelight vigil in front of the Guadalupe Cathedral to commemorate April 24, 1980, the day that Archbishop Oscar Romero was gunned down by right-wing assassins in El Salvador.

Six Indian films touring U.S.

The Indian film industry is famous throughout the world for its lavish musical spectacles and epic love stories, and the splendor and energy of the famous “Bollywood” style have inspired everything from movies like Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge” to French fashion and American hip-hop.

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