April

Unity march for immigration reform announced

GREELEY Colo. – Organizers of a community service group today announced a Unity March on May 2 starting at 1 p.m. here. Greeley is about 60 miles north of Denver.

Swine flu outbreak raises wider questions

The death of a 23-month-old toddler in Texas yesterday was the first U.S. death in the swine flu outbreak that has killed 159 people in Mexico so far. It adds to the mounting worry here and abroad about the spread of this potentially deadly virus. It also raises many questions about the sustainability of food production on the corporate model. But predictably, the ultra-right in the U.S. is trying to hijack the issue for its racist and anti-immigrant agenda.

OPINION: Cuba and Venezuela are not enemies

The Obama administration did the right thing when they ordered the closing of the Guantanemo torture prison, and restored the right of US Cubans to travel and send remittances to their relatives on the island nation.

Unnatural disasters: Auto crisis highlights need to save pensions

The grave situation facing the auto industry is bringing into sharp focus the sorry state in which the Bush regime left our nation’s entire retiree security structure. A recent New York Times piece highlights the pro-corporate bias that has permeated the “mainstream” media’s coverage of this crisis.

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Pledge week begins

Over the past few years, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in “PWW Fund Drives” that lasted several months. This year, in keeping with the idea of “change” and “hope,” we’re trying something new.

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Angela Davis: Not another prison

CHICAGO – Under the theme “Imagine Justice For All in 2009” the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) held its 36th anniversary and annual Human Rights Awards benefit here April 18.

New website highlights labors art heritage

For nearly 30 years, the Labor Heritage Foundation has worked to preserve and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker through the arts, including music, poetry, written works, theater and artistic works.

India gets ready for 'Third Front' in polls

Indian voters cast their ballots in round one of parliamentary elections on Thursday amid Maoist violence that left at least 17 dead. In the first of five phases, over 140 million people voted in large swathes of northern and eastern India, including impoverished rural areas affected by violent insurgencies.

Guantanamo inmate 'beaten with batons'

A detainee at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay phoned a global TV network on Tuesday to say that he was severely beaten for refusing to leave his cell.

Protesters hold second day's march on Wall Street

Thousands of protesters marched in Manhattan for the second day in a row on Wall Street today, to call for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for more government aid for struggling working people.

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