Coalition fights Pickering

WASHINGTON – A coalition of civil rights and other grassroots organizations demanded this week that the Senate Judiciary Committee reject George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Charles Pickering to the federal Fifth Circuit Court on grounds that he is hostile to civil rights, labor rights and voting rights.

Ground Zero: Six months after

NEW YORK – The city marked the six-month anniversary of the World Trade Center (WTC) attack March 11 with prayers, memorial meetings and the opening of a memorial to those who died.

Im not just the President, Im a member

I had a hard time getting to sleep the other night, so I went into the living room to watch a little late-night television. As I hoped, it was so stupid that it helped put me to sleep. Then, sometime in the middle of the night, I woke up, or think I woke up, to an infomercial. I still can’t be sure if it was real or not, if you can ever use the word “real” in conjunction with an infomercial.

Interfaith leaders say no to Bush policies

NEW YORK – While offering prayers for grieving families and others suffering in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, religious leaders spoke out against the Bush administration’s policies March 11.

PWW editor speaks on Enron

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Jersey City Friends of the People’s Weekly World sponsored a forum and fundraiser March 5, at which Tim Wheeler, PWW editor, spoke about his ongoing coverage of the Enron scandal.

Reparations topic of meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Several hundred people gathered at Mother Bethel AME Church here March 1 to hear Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) speak about HR-40, a bill to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery and discrimination against African Americans and the impact of these on African Americans living today. For the entire article, click on the headline. To see the full text and status of HR-40, click here.

Detroit Gray Panthers support peace march

ROYAL PARK, Mich. – “The American people know in their gut that the Enron issue means corruption,” said U.S. Peace Council, Michigan District member Prasad Venugopal.

Economic stimulus All show and no go

The Wall Street Journal didn’t even blush when it said, “The biggest element of the economic stimulus package that President Bush signed into law Saturday [March 9] offers businesses a lucrative tax break.”

Building Trades Union protest non-union job site

NEW YORK – The Building Trades Union set up a demonstration across from a construction site here March 12 to protest the non-union construction site at the corner of 6th Ave. and 17th St.

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