August

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Moe Fishman never gave up

Moe Fishman sat on a folding chair along Broadway surrounded by other Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) in New York City the morning of April 29, 2006. The Lincoln vets held a banner greeting the tens of thousands of anti-Iraq war protesters who marched past. When contingents caught sight of the VALB banner, they would break into cheers for the famed “premature anti-fascists.”

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CARTOON: Stuck in Iraq

EDITORIAL: Rebuilding the infrastructure together!

It is hard to understand why, in the world’s richest country, it has taken the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nearly three years since Hurricane Ivan hit to clean up one creek in the Pittsburgh area, where the delay nearly destroyed an entire town. Local volunteers, working by hand, could have cleaned up the creek in that time. Or is that the point?

EDITORIAL: Rat leaving a sinking ship?

Karl Rove claims he’s resigning to spend more time with his family. Others note that he has been a central figure in investigations swirling around the Bush administration, including scrutiny of the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame, illegal spying on Americans and the firing of U.S. attorneys.

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This Week In Labor: August 18

Hog boss fires pro-union worker National demonstration for Smithfield workers Toyota workers pushing for union Trumpet maker hits sour note NLRB backs union-busters

Microscopic lynching: AIDS and the Black community

It is no secret that African Americans live shorter lives, fall ill earlier in life, have sicker children and are more susceptible to both chronic and acute diseases than others in our country. In fact, we as a society have to come to expect a greater burden of disease among Black Americans than among people of other races.

WORLD NOTES: August 18

Poland: Right-wing gov’t may be leaving Venezuela: Indigenous peoples embrace Chavez China: Anti-corruption campaign continues Uganda: Conflict over resources flares in East Africa Iraq: Oil minister bans union dissent

Chavezs foes promoting subversion, separatism

Lacking the drama of previous counterrevolutionary ventures against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — examples include the failed U.S.-backed coup of April 11, 2002, and the subsequent sabotage campaign against the state-run oil company — new stratagems invoked by his opponents are more gradual and are taking place, by and large, backstage.

NATIONAL CLIPS: August 18

JENA, La.: NAACP steps up to secure justice for ‘Jena 6’ TUCSON, Ariz.: City remembers Hiroshima, urges nuke ban MACON, Ga.: Mayor extends hand of friendship to Venezuela

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White House launches anti-immigrant surge

LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 10 the Bush administration, invoking its executive authority, announced a 26-point program of harsher, more punitive immigration policies, including the further militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the expansion of temporary worker programs.