Iraqi artists, trade unionists and others who fled from persecution at the hands of the Ba’ath regime are joining forces with the newly emerging democratic trade union movement there in a traveling theater company to promote union rights among the people.
OKLAHOMA CITY – (AP) Entertainer Arlo Guthrie and other family members led the singing at the Oklahoma State Capitol July 15 to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of his father, legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie.
Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie By Ed Cray W.W. Norton & Company, 2004 Hardcover, 384 pp., $29.95
“Hey Henry, what are you doing in there?” “Hey Waldo, what are you doing out there?” This dialogue between Henry David Thoreau and his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson is purported to have occurred through the jailhouse window in Concord, Mass., in 1846.
Recent news brings us the story of “space pioneers” launching privately funded craft into the heavens. A special prize is offered to the first private aerospace corporation who can successfully take a pilot and a “space tourist” into orbit.
I was not surprised at the torture atrocities by United States soldiers in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and at Guantanamo.
ST. LOUIS – Voters here in the Show Me State want George W. Bush to show them one good reason to give him four more years in the White House in the Nov. 2 election.
The rate of health care coverage is falling, even among workers eligible for employer-sponsored health plans, according to a recent survey by the Urban Institute.
The Bush administration governs from a script commissioned by oil, finance and military interests. According to John Kenneth Galbraith, these corporate interests represent “a cloud over civilization.”
Nigeria: U.S. seeks closer security ties / Haiti: Lavalas supporters demonstrate / Peru: General strike protests gov’t economic policies / Israel: Suicide top killer of soldiers / Germany: Autoworkers down tools