Haitian regime aiming to disenfranchise poor

With five months to go before elections are held in Haiti, its Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) is planning to disenfranchise many voters by refusing to register residents in poorer neighborhoods.

Japanese veterans reach out to China

While the Japanese government, under pressure from the Bush administration, continues to step up militarization and threaten other nations in the region, Japanese people have increasingly taken the stage to express a desire for peaceful relations with their neighbors.

Segregation still the norm in Philadelphia schools

PHILADELPHIA — In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that segregation in schools was unconstitutional. It took another 25 years to make any changes in the educational system in some cities, even in the North.

Protesters confront Bush at posh fundraiser

ST. LOUIS — More than 500 trade unionists, community activists and students protested outside a $2,000-a-plate fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Jim Talent here June 2. President Bush was the fundraiser’s guest of honor.

Arnolds problems multiply as election decision looms

As the mid-June deadline approaches for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to call a special election, voters are failing to support key issues in his program and his anti-immigrant remarks are further alienating many.

National Clips

LOS ANGELES: ‘Living wage’ works; MARION, Ala.: Delta health care crisis deepens; CYBERSPACE: MoveOn.org haunts DeLay cronies; DURHAM, N.C.: Mayor leads protest against cross burnings

Students opt out of recruitment

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico filed a lawsuit on May 6 against the Albuquerque School District for failing to notify parents that they could refuse to allow schools to send their children’s contact information to military recruiters.

U.S. sabotaged nuke meet, critics say

UNITED NATIONS — The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 2005 Review Conference ended here in failure May 27. Many countries, nongovernmental groups and peace activists said a successful outcome, which would have advanced global nuclear disarmament, was blocked by the Bush administration.

No deals, no surrender: Social Security fightback rumbles across nation

In towns and cities across the country, Americans are turning up the heat on Republicans as well as Democrats to guarantee that Social Security, the country’s most successful and reliable program for the people, will be preserved — safe from any inside-the-Beltway deals.

Iraqi trade unionists to tour U.S.

Iraqi trade union leaders from three union organizations will tour the U.S. from June 10-26 under the sponsorship of U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), a group composed of state labor federations, central labor councils and local unions.

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