January

FTAA is bad for your health

Workers Correspondence It was exciting, informative and uplifting, despite the heavy police presence. I’m referring to the anti-FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) meet in Miami the week of Nov. 16 – 20, which gave progressive organizations the opportunity to meet others from the same movement.

International notes

Italy: Transit workers strike over pensions / Iraq: IFTU headquarters remains closed / Indonesia: Unemployment rising sharply / Nigeria: Unions protest fuel tax / Venezuela: U.S. delegation criticizes ‘disinformation’

Bias alleged in new security checks

The Department of Homeland Security’s latest addition to airport security checks has been greeted by a chorus of disapproval, both from domestic groups and internationally.