HOUSTON – A detailed report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on brutality at Enron’s $3 billion Dabhol Power Company (DPC) project in India may be one reason President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney have claimed “executive privilege” in refusing to divulge the records of their Energy Policy Task Force.
NEW YORK – On Feb. 18, the auditorium was packed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem in tribute to Louis Burnham and the inauguration of the Louis E. Burnham Award.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the America’s Watch, told a crowd of more than 400 Lincoln Brigade Veterans and others that the fight against terrorism demanded the closing of the School of the Americas (SOA), at Ft. Benning, Ga., as part of the people’s fight to combat terrorism.
NEW YORK – Stephen Tharp, associate organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church, will perform a “September 11th Commemoration Concert” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the six-month anniversary of the attacks, Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young entertained 40,000 enthusiastic fans with songs of peace and social consciousness for two nights last week at Madison Square Garden. It started with Graham Nash’s 1971 song calling for an end to “military madness.”
NEW YORK – A Forum for Closing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant was held here Feb. 7. It included six panelists and an audience of over 100 concerned people. Indian Point Nuclear Reactor is located in Buchanan, N.Y., 25 miles from New York City, and accounts for 20 percent of all electricity supplied to New York State.
ST. LOUIS – On Feb. 21, members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 50 and Jobs with Justice picketed outside of the Frontenac Hilton here. The Business Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of St. Louis were meeting there.
The Port and Maritime Security Act of 2001, a bill now before the Congress, is one of the legislative overreactions to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack that could gut union rights at our nation’s ports.
TACOMA, Wash. – From the written program to the spoken word, to music and singing, “A Celebration of Black History and Labor,” held here Feb. 20, presented a program encouraging people to “commit ourselves from this day forward to vote in greater numbers, speak in louder voices, write with sharper pens and act with firmer convictions.”
During the last presidential campaign George W. Bush called for the creation of a “21st century” military capability.