MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The life and times of Harry Bridges are so closely linked with the history of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) that it is impossible to write about one without writing about both – and this writer is not going to try.
The U.S. Senate vote June 12 to preserve the inheritance estate tax has stirred fury in White House circles, with George W. Bush’s top adviser, Karl C. Rove, calling for “a war” on Senate Democrats who blocked the administration’s bill for permanent repeal of what they call the “death tax.”
LOS ANGELES – An attempt by the Teamsters to organize approximately 15,000 port truckers on the West Coast will be one of the focus issues of the upcoming Solidarity Day rallies to be held on June 27.
Steve Buscemi, Dermot Mulroney, Catherine Keener and James LeGros all starred in Tom DiCillo’s Living in Oblivion.
NEW YORK – Tom DiCillo’s Living in Oblivion is a cult classic – which means most people have never heard of it.
Two terrorist bombings within 24 hours in Jerusalem have sent the crisis in Israel and Palestine into a deeper spiral at a time of mounting pressure for establishing a Palestinain state.
WASHINGTON – From the Bush administration’s standpoint, the less said the better about the abortive April 12 coup to oust Venezuela’s elected president, Hugo Chavez, an extraordinary defeat for the world’s sole superpower.
The Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey state organizations of the Communist Party are the first four districts to reach their goals and beyond for the 2002 fund drive. The fund drive committee sent them hearty congratulations.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has named Rep. John Thune (R-S.D.) first on its 2002 list of “Dirty Dozen” congressmen for his voting record on environmental issues. The league is targeting Thune for defeat in his race with Democrat Tim Johnson for Johnson’s Senate seat.