February

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Scapegoats of U.S. executives and endless blood

The film tells the story of an Afghan father and taxi driver (Dilawar) who was murdered by the U.S. Military Police who have been occupying the country since 2002.

Black History celebration looks to the future

OAKLAND. Calif. — Beneath a bright cluster of black, red, gold and green balloons, history was coming to life.

Edwards joins new antiwar campaign

Former presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth joined MoveOn.org, the Service Employees union, VoteVets.org and other groups Feb. 25 in launching a $20 million Iraq/Recession Campaign that will target war hawk Republican presidential candidate John McCain and congressional Republicans.

The Academy Awards: A new generation comes into its own

After a 14-week strike, members of the Writers Guild of America won a significant victory in a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the 80th annual Academy Awards show went on as scheduled Feb. 24.

Union to county: Put Aramark contract out to bid

UNITE HERE union members gathered across from Alameda County’s Glenn Dyer Detention Facility Feb. 19 to demand that the county put its contract for food services at county jail facilities out to bid, rather than rubber-stamping a five-year extension of its contract with Aramark Correctional Services.

Health care union kicks off coordinated bargaining

OAKLAND, Calif. — Health care workers represented by United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) kicked off their campaign to renegotiate nearly 200 hospital and nursing home contracts covering over 75,000 workers with a spirited march and rally Feb. 20 at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campus here.

BPs Texas City refinery leads nation in deaths

HOUSTON – According to the Houston Chronicle, British Petroleum’s (BP) Texas City refinery has killed more workers than any other in the nation.

Definitive analysis of primary election

This post considers only the narrow issue of who is going to get the Democratic nomination. It does not pretend to be balanced. It is, however, absolutely certain, scientific, factual and free of any wishful or subjective thinking whatsoever!

Houston surges against the ultra-right

HOUSTON – Early voting started in Texas Feb. 19, and votes in the Democratic primaries in Harris County have already surpassed the total votes in all of the early voting period in 2004, according to Beverly Kaufman, Harris County Clerk.

City-wide contract to lift thousands of Indy janitors out of poverty

INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, Feb. 21 a three-year effort by 1,500 Indianapolis janitors to form a union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) culminated as representatives of Local 3 headed to the bargaining table.

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