S. Korea rail workers strike

SEOUL, South Korea – Rail and power workers here ended a two-day strike Feb. 27.

The recession: It aint over yet

The Bushies are having a helluva time getting things straight. On the one hand, they tell us the economy is recovering – that we are, as Lawrence Lindsey, chief White House economic advisor, said recently, at a stage where the economy is “beginning to begin its recovery.”

Arizona state workers rally to defend raises

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona (UA) employees and other state workers are fighting back against an all-out attack by Gov. Jane Hull and right wingers in the state legislature.

Chicago students decry tuition hikes

CHICAGO – With the famed Chicago “hawk” whipping across campus, a coalition of university and high school students, faculty and staff protested at the University of Illinois campus here Feb. 20.

Chicagoans demand housing, justice

CHICAGO – A coalition of neighborhood groups, civil rights, tenant and religious organizations has developed their own State of the City analysis demanding that the city council address problems ranging from lack of affordable housing to police brutality.

A Congressmans prayer for America

I offer these brief remarks as a prayer for our country, with love of democracy, as a celebration of our country. With love for our country. With hope for our country. With a belief that the light of freedom cannot be extinguished as long as it is inside of us.

WTC steel to India

At least 30,000 tons of scrap from the World Trade Center wreckage has been exported to India.

U.S. may beef up security role in Afghanistan

In both word and deed, the Bush administration indicated this week that it is escalating its military role in Afghanistan amid signs that increased clashes among competing warlords and challenges by rival militias to the U.S-installed interim government could tip Afghanistan back into chaos.

U.S. expanding war to Philippines

Last week another contingent of the expected 660 U.S. soldiers arrived in the Philippines. Their arrival was greeted by an explosion that killed five Filipino civilians.

Du Bois conference views media

NEW YORK – Activists gathered at New York University (NYU) Law School Feb. 22-24 for a conference dedicated to applying the legacy of scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to contemporary struggles of racism, culture, the environment, media and the struggle to confront capitalism.

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