February

Warning: SAVE Act goes wrong way on immigration

The Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE) is an enforcement only, anti-immigrant bill that will make life worse for immigrants and their families while doing nothing to solve our country’s undocumented immigration problem.

Kucinich stands with union truck drivers for jobs

CLEVELAND – Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has gotten behind embattled truck drivers and warehouse workers fighting to recover jobs from a union-busting beer distributor.

Students demand voting rights in Prairie View

Police in Waller County estimate about 2,000 people marched 7.3 miles on Feb. 19 from Prairie View A&M University to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas to demand the right to vote.

Online rally for paid sick days: Help solve a public health crisis

Your child wakes up one morning and doesn’t feel well. You wish you could stay home with her, but if you miss work you will lose a day’s pay – or risk being fired. Your family is already struggling to make ends meet.

Iraqi Communist Party calls for immediate end to Turkish military operations

The Iraqi Communist Party issued a press statement on 22 February 2008 condemning the incursion by Turkish forces into Iraqi territory and calling on the Turkish authorities to immediately end their military operations. The following is the text of the statement:

Cyprus: Presidential election, a victory for peace

On Sunday Feb. 24 the second round of the presidential election for the island nation of Cyprus concluded with the election of Dimitris Christofias, leader of the Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL). AKEL is essentially the Communist Party of Cyprus.

For Cuba, the world: end of an era

Cuba has a new president. Voting on February 24, Cuba’s newly elected National Assembly selected former First Vice President Raul Castro as President of the Council of State, the official whom Cuba’s constitution designates as President of the Republic.

Change to Win endorses Obama

Citing his promise to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and saying that it is time for the race for the Democratic presidential nomination to end, the seven union, six million member Change to Win federation, on Feb. 21, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama.

Was satellite shoot down a weapons test?

The interception of a “disabled spy satellite” by a Pentagon missile is worrying some countries that see it as a poorly disguised attempt to test an anti-satellite weapons system. The Pentagon missile launch Thursday amounted to an unprecedented demonstration to the world that the U.S. can take out spacecrafts launched by other nations.

Teamsters back Obama

Sen. Barack Obama received the endorsement Feb. 20 of the powerful Teamsters, the fourth major labor endorsement of his candidacy in a week. The other unions that endorsed him in the week leading up to the Teamster announcement were the 65,000 member International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the 1.9 million member Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers.

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