January

Human Rights Watch slams Bush record

In its criticism of the Bush administration, Human Rights Watch warns, “Leadership [in the field of human rights] requires more than a big stick and a thick wallet.

Bush policies blasted At Home

George W. Bush attempted to win backing for his agenda of tax cuts for the rich and war on Iraq in his Jan. 28 State of the Union Speech. But mayors, governors, members of Congress and leaders of mass organizations sharply rejected his policies.

National Clips

CLEVELAND: 50th city against war / JERSEY CITY, NJ: Council votes against Iraq war / PITTSBURGH: Freezin’ for peace / SANTA BARBARA, Calif.: Nobel scientists say peace, not war / UNIONTOWN, Pa.: Neighbors demand justice / CAMERON, W.Va.: Mine blast kills three workers / WASHINGTON, D.C.: Over the road drivers take strike vote

Living wage hearing draws a thousand

SACRAMENTO – Over 1,000 people supporting a living wage ordinance here crowded into a marathon City Council hearing that lasted past midnight, Jan. 9. Another hearing is scheduled for March 4.

Communist meet heats up Chicago

CHICAGO – “Everywhere you go someone is starting a new anti-war movement,” reported retired teacher and Philadelphia Communist Party (CPUSA) leader Debbie Bell about the upsurge of the labor movement in her hometown.