July

For a peoples victory, pay attention to the Latino vote

“A Day Without Mexicans” is the title of a recent serio-comic movie about how impossible life in California would be if one day the Mexicano workers were not around. With the national elections less than four months away, progressives would do well to consider a Nov. 2 without Mexicans and other Latinos – or even with just a low voter turnout.

Together, we can let America be America again

We have a president who talks like a populist and governs for the privileged. We were promised compassionate conservatism; instead we got crony capitalism.

Hattie Lumpkin, Mother and Fighter for Socialism

Besides running this large household, Hattie had to do housework for other people. She had more mouths to feed than husband Elmo’s wage in the Florida orange groves could cover.

Bush wields ax against environment, science

Four years ago as the Republican candidate for the White House, George Bush promised a safer, stronger environment. This was part of his “compassionate conservative” pitch.

Chicago unions, tenants fight for housing

CHICAGO – In an important new development, organized labor is now stepping forward to make its voice heard on the side of renters in the growing housing crisis here.

The 1871 ban on night work

A recent Oxfam study of factories producing for Wal-Mart, Target, Nike and similar companies underlined their abusive practices worldwide.

Will the Hammer go to the slammer?

HOUSTON – A complaint against Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was filed on June 15 with the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct by Texas Democratic Rep. Chris Bell.

Livermore action to urge Books, not bombs

LIVERMORE, Calif. – On the 59th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there will be a peace march to the Livermore nuclear weapons lab.

International notes

Turkey: Mass protest greets NATO meet / Japan: ‘Save antiwar Article 9’ / Norway: Citizen inspectors visit secret U.S. base / Israel: IAEA says ‘end nuclear threat’ / Haiti: Protest former prime minister’s arrest

Canadian voters punish Liberal Party

VANCOUVER, British Co-lumbia – After 13 years of center-right rule, angry voters punished the incumbent Liberal Party on June 28 by giving them a minority government. Not only did the Liberal Party lose 37 seats in Parliament – dropping to 135 – but its popular vote shrank to 37 percent, three points less than four years ago.

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