April

THISWEEKINLABOR

Arizona labor won’t back down; N.Y. docs organize; Retired can workers save medical plan; Guest worker contract signed; Boston rallies for New Orleans

WORLDNOTES

India: Union supports tea workers Zambia: Gov’t invests in health care Cuba: Haiti’s Preval affirms regional cooperation Namibia: Living conditions improve Pakistan: Regional forum against globalization

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Italys reds post gains

Although Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, again refused to concede defeat when he spoke to reporters April 18, official results continued to point to the almost certain victory of Romano Prodi, the candidate of the center-left “Union” coalition in the country’s parliamentary elections

Belarus hits Western sanctions

After Western-funded candidates failed to unseat incumbent Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the March 19 elections, the U.S. and the European Union have intensified a campaign to isolate the country’s government.

Venezuela builds ties with Africa

NEW YORK — Reinaldo Bolivar, Venezuela’s deputy prime minister of foreign affairs, told an audience here that the government of Hugo Chavez has made a historic turn toward Africa.

4 years after failed coup, Venezuela tallies gains

The course of Venezuelan politics after the failed 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez contains elements of both change and continuity.

NATIONALCLIPS

HARRISBURG, Pa.: State House passes minimum wage increase ATLANTA: Work stoppage protests anti-immigrant state law DURHAM, N.C.: Duke lacrosse players indicted MERCURY, Nev.: Protest vs. nuke tests

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Immigrant rights struggle shows no let-up

With Congress reconvening April 24 after a two-week recess, the dramatic struggle for immigrant rights will once again focus on Capitol Hill. At the same time, pro-immigrant-rights forces are reaching out, coalescing and organizing to give life to the slogan, “Today we march, tomorrow we vote!”

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Earth Day sounds alarm on climate catastrophe

As Earth Day 2006 approaches, Barry Heimlich is worried about global warming. He lives 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida’s Broward County. For the millions of Floridians living in “Hurricane Alley,” increasingly severe tropical storms and rising sea levels fueled by global warming pose a real and present danger as well as a long-term threat.

WHAT'SON

Film showings and forums, concerts and classes, breakfasts and banquets, from AZ to Philly, find out What's On in your neck of the woods.

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