May

LETTERS

There goes another plant End the travel ban Iranians bike for peace Take note

Labor/equality alliance lives

It is appropriate that Chicago, where the fight for the 8-hour day began so dramatically at Haymarket Square 120 years ago, is the site of this year’s Coalition of Black Trade Unionists convention.

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Black unionists urge new social contract

CHICAGO — Dismantling of the corporate agenda is the big mission that the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) took on as it opened its 36th International Convention here May 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The convention runs through May 28.

NATIONAL CLIPS

PORTLAND, Maine: Impeach Bush/Cheney drive gets boost LOS ANGELES: Jewish Americans petition to end Iraq war ENDICOTT, N.Y.: IBM workers fight outsourcing

LETTERS

Explaining true cost of the war Terrorizing communities High stakes in Abu-Jamal case Re: Forget the meat! Reader request

EDITORIAL: Scoundrel time

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee May 15 that he, as well as then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other senior Justice Department officials, threatened to resign en masse in 2004 to protest the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program which they viewed as illegal and unconstitutional.

NATIONAL CLIPS

PITTSBURGH: Flowers of peace for Mother’s Day LAS VEGAS: Clergy rally to bring the troops home ST. PAUL, Minn.: 3M pays $13 million for cleanup MARION, Ala.: Trooper indicted for 1965 shooting of civil rights activist

LETTERS

Life and death Name correction Just say ‘no’ to monarchy Liked ‘China Study’ article Germany not quite tops From one gun owner to another

NATIONAL CLIPS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.: Terrorist group targets Latinos WASHINGTON: Impeach Cheney, say lawmakers JUNEAU, Alaska: Oil company buys tax breaks

Canada steelworkers occupy plant

When 30 Canadian steelworkers who had taken over their plant on May 3 looked out the windows, they saw hundreds of supporters cheering them on.

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