June

Ohio nurses fight for patient rights

CLEVELAND — Patients are dying because nurses are being mistreated and overworked,” stated Adrienne Zurub, a registered nurse from Cleveland, as she kicked off a June 15 rally here by the National Nurses Organizing Committee.

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A small picket line turns into a mass outpouring

CHICAGO — Sixty striking workers who have been taking turns picketing in front of the Congress Hotel here for the past five years could not conceal their joy June 11 as thousands of trade union and community activists joined their ranks.

Rallies across country slam Big Oil, McCain

Here’s what Manny Flores, a Laborers Union member in Denver, had to say about the pain many are feeling at the gas pump.

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Top court upholds detainee rights

Defenders of human rights praised the Supreme Court’s June 12 ruling that hundreds of detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are entitled to a fair trial and other habeas corpus legal rights. Hundreds of those detainees have been held now for six years without criminal charges or jury trials, subjected to torture and other abuses.

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Midwest disaster

As the rising Mississippi continued to crash through levees June 17, sending walls of water into Midwest towns and threatening thousands of additional acres of farmland, many were already done with days of crying and were beginning the clean up.

Whats on - June 21, 2008

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Licking Big Oils boots

Senate Republicans gave people a slap in the face June 10, voting to block a windfall profits tax on oil companies that are robbing us blind at the gasoline pump with $4.35 per gallon gasoline. Democrats mustered a majority, 51 senators, but GOP leaders rallied 43 senators to block the bill, effectively killing it.

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Bush spying OK by McCain

Sen. John McCain has long posed as a critic of President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping of phone calls and e-mails of millions of law-abiding citizens. As recently as last November he proclaimed that “private companies that provide records of Americans to the government without proper legal subpoena … undermine respect for the law.”

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The Peoples Weekly World got it right

How did the corporate media get the Iraq war so wrong? This is a question that has resurfaced with former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan’s new book “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” and the newly released report by the bipartisan Senate panel that found top officials repeatedly “exaggerated” Saddam Hussein’s threat.

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