June

Derecha busca debilitar derecho al voto

WASHINGTON — El movimiento de derechos civiles está llamando a que inunden al Congreso con mensajes exigiendo que dejen de obstaculizar la aprobación de HR 9, un proyecto de ley bipartidista que renueva la Ley del Derecho al Voto del 1965 integralmente por 25 años más. La ley se vence se no es renovada.

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Texas parties split on immigration

FORT WORTH, Texas — Democrats denounced Republicans over immigration policies as both state parties wrapped up their conventions. A high point came when 10 Latino state representatives organized “Democratas Unidas” and held their own press conference during the Democratic Convention here on June 10. In part, they were responding to a Dallas Morning News article that morning that claimed that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell had little or nothing to say about the issue.

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Marx is back

CHICAGO — The spirit of Karl Marx was revived here in a one-man play called “Marx in Soho” that ran June 8-10 at the Acme Art Works center. The mini-run was a benefit for the Near Northwest Arts Council, a nonprofit organization.

High court refuses to review anti-abortion tag programs

In a move that appears to protect “government speech” while stifling individual expression, the U.S. Supreme Court June 26 announced its decision not to hear appeals from the American Civil Liberties Union and other pro-choice groups who are fighting “Choose Life” license plates initiatives.

EDITORIAL: Questions swirl in Miami

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales poured out lurid charges against seven Haitian men June 23 after their arrest on charges of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Gonzales and Mueller were milking the incident for all its worth as part of the Republican drive use the “war on terrorism” to divert attention from their gross incompetence, corruption and venality

EDITORIAL: A two-state solution to violence

The Israeli military’s massive June 28 ground and air assault on the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for a raid by armed Palestinian groups in which one Israeli soldier was captured and two others killed, again highlights the urgency of a political settlement guarantee-ing an independent, viable Palestinian state.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR

DOL promotes union busters Paper workers take strike vote Support for global Wal-Mart campaign

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Cheney to star in pro-global warming film

In an attempt to counteract the impact of former Vice President Al Gore’s cautionary film about global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Vice President Dick Cheney is starring in a new film advocating global warming, Cheney confirmed today.

Nurses sue hospitals: Conspiracy to hold down pay charged

As more and more nurses are being driven from their profession due to low wages, understaffing and overwork, a group of them filed class-action lawsuits last week against hospitals in Chicago, Memphis, San Antonio and Albany, N.Y., asserting that the hospitals had violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to hold down the wages of registered nurses.

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WORLD NOTES

Afghanistan: U.S. air strikes rise sharply S. Africa: AIDS conferees praise, criticize U.S. program Chile: Gold mine faces growing opposition China: Int’l meeting highlights mutual security and development

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