On Jan. 8, a year after Evo Morales became Bolivia’s first indigenous president, 25,000 indigenous peasants and unionized coca growers rallied in Cochabamba in central Bolivia. They called for the resignation of the state governor, Manfred Reyes Villa, an outspoken advocate of state autonomy and an opponent of the president’s progressive reforms.
Canadian writer and illustrator Laurel Dykstra’s “Uncle Aiden,” a wonderful, tender book that teaches kids about gay people, is a welcome addition to a small but growing body of children’s literature addressing this issue.
This is a movie about a dedicated teacher in a gang-ridden high school in the Long Beach, Calif., area, whose students — white, African American, Latino and Asian — are divided along racial lines. Since I am married to a retired schoolteacher, the film particularly hit home with me, as I could relate to the problems confronted by teachers as educational workers.
Bush health care plan ‘sticks it to workers’ GE negotiations looming ‘Labor’ re-instated to House directory Pride pushes minimum wage NLRB to rule on union access to e-mail Union sports people take aim
Nicaragua: Ortega hits the ground running Guinea: Unions take on nation’s president Vietnam: Swedish unionists visit for talks Jordan: Anti-U.S. sentiments growing Nepal: Maoist rebels enter Parliament
UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution against racism and discrimination Dec. 20, after the U.S. and two other countries sought to block it
The Bush administration is shedding crocodile tears over the humanitarian crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region to hide its real aim: securing control of vast oil resources in Sudan.
WASHINGTON — Mass organizations with millions of members celebrated House passage in 42 hours of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 100-hour agenda. They demanded that the Senate do the same, including raising the minimum wage, slashing college loan rates and eliminating $14 billion in federal giveaways to Big Oil.
The closest I ever came to an ocean cruise was Roy Rydell’s stories in the People’s Weekly World. A retired National Maritime Union seaman, he wrote many stories about the cruise industry before he died. Roy would have figured out how much surplus value cruise workers generated for their employer. All I know is that they earn every penny they make.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Paul Robeson film festival here will help celebrate Black History Month. The film fest is being jointly sponsored by the University of Louisville and The Left Alternative in Kentucky over the four weekends in February.