Class in America

The discussion of “class in America” has recently gone mainstream. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times each ran series examining income stratification and class mobility in the United States.

Sweeney slate calls for unity

WASHINGTON (PAI) — Stressing the need for labor unity in the face of an anti-worker federal government and business hostility, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney and his ticket formally announced they would seek re-election to labor’s top posts.

International Notes

Fiji: Workers win overtime pay; Palestine: China backs peace process; Argentina: Court ends impunity; Britain: Union takes up clergy rights; South Africa: COSATU urges support for jobs action

Terrorist Posada is hot potato for Bush

While the Bush administration has moved the case of anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles into low gear, his case continues to attract attention both here and abroad.

Colombias Communist candidate fights for public education

BOGOTA, Colombia — Education for every Colombian should be a right, not a service, says Gloria Inés Ramirez.

Italian judge issues warrant for 13 CIA agents

A judge in Italy, one of the United States’ closest allies in the “war on terror,” has issued an arrest warrant for 13 American CIA agents in connection with the kidnapping of an Italian citizen.

Progressives urge unity against Iranian coup

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the ultraconservative mayor of Tehran, was declared the winner of the second round of Iran’s presidential election on June 27.

High court rules on taking doctrine

The Supreme Court has ruled, 5-4, that local governments have the right to seize private property and give it to other private owners, so long as it is in the “public interest.”

Leonard Peltier still seeking justice

Five generations of Leonard Peltier’s family made a strong presence at a hearing in Fargo, N.D., June 15, challenging the federal court’s jurisdiction in putting the Native American activist behind bars.

National Clips

TAMPA, Fla.: Sami Al-Arian trial begins; DALLAS: Gold Star Mothers admit non-citizen; PHILADELPHIA, Miss.: No new trial for Klansman; WASHINGTON: 13 senators opposed lynching apology; MINNEAPOLIS: Raise minimum wage

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