SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Over 2,000 seniors and people of all ages with disabilities, along with their caregivers and supporters, rallied June 9 at the State Capitol here.
The Social Security shortfall is half the size of the rise in defense spending since 2000.
As attention is focused on the June 19 Bridges for Health Care events in California, prominently represented will be the campaign to save SB2 – the California Senate bill passed last fall and signed by then-Gov. Gray Davis – which would require employers of 50 workers or more to provide health coverage.
Haiti: Caricom insists on investigation / Japan: JCP releases election policies / Nigeria: General strike wins fuel price rollback / Britain: Labor loses big in local vote / El Salvador: Boycott urged over child labor / Russia: Unions protest over wages and benefits
While most of the U.S. mass media have been presenting a rosy, revisionist history of the life of former President Ronald Reagan, who died on June 5, others have presented a more realistic view of Reagan and his political positions and actions.
The Israeli government’s construction of an apartheid-like wall along the West Bank continues to meet with stiff resistance in many Palestinian towns and villages and from Jewish Israeli peace activists.
News Analysis In a stunning rebuff to Attorney General John Ashcroft’s version of the “war on terror,” Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, 34, a Saudi national studying computer science at the University of Idaho in Moscow, was acquitted by an Idaho jury after seven days of deliberation.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – On June 8-10 many businesses here closed their doors as the city was virtually taken over by 20,000 military personnel and police who guarded the summit meeting of the Group of Eight.
DECATUR, Ga.: Labor backs McKinney for Congress / LANSING, Mich.: Legislature denies women’s rights / CINCINNATI: Underground Railroad center to open / CARSON CITY, Nev.: State ends privatization of prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After 26 days, the two remaining activists in the “Fast 4 Education,” Cesar Cruz and Israel Haro, ended their fast June 4 after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will help poor school districts that have taken out major loans.