May

U.S. a center-left nation, progressive leaders say

WASHINGTON — Progressive leaders today released a new report showing that, on most issues, across the nation moderates line up with liberals, not conservatives.

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Anti-union, anti-gov't group takes aim at public health plan

It doesn’t take much scratching beneath the surface of the web site “Patients United Now” to see its anti-union, far-right roots.

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Activists vow struggle after Prop. 8 ruling

The California State Supreme Court's decision to uphold a referendum banning gay marriage and creating a segregated category for civil unions earned a sharp rebuke this week from civil rights organizations.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists conference highlights labors long term battles

ATLANTA – The nation’s economic crisis and the importance of the fight against racism were high on the agenda at the CBTU’s annual convention May 21-25 in this city.

'There's no way I'm going to deploy to Afghanistan'

MARFA, Texas, May 26 (IPS) - 'It’s a matter of what I’m willing to live with,' Specialist Victor Agosto of the U.S. Army, who is refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan, explained to IPS. 'I’m not willing to participate in this occupation, knowing it is completely wrong.'

Asian and Pacific Americans support Employee Free Choice Act

Twelve organizations representing the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities have added their voices in strong support of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Bitter news from California on Prop 8, but the fight is far from over

California Supreme Court upholds Prop 8, civil rights groups vow to keep up the fight.

Civil rights leaders rejoice in Sotomayor nomination

President Barack Obama’s May 26 nomination of New York Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has drawn praise from Latino leaders and civil rights and women’s advocates. Sotomayor would be the first Latina justice on the high court.

Black, Latino workers hit hardest in recession, report charges

A just-released report on the economic recession documents that the crisis is hitting African Americans, Latinos and other people of color much harder than the general population with millions falling through the safety net. The report calls it a “State of Emergency.”

President Obama nominates first Latina to Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor

This morning President Barack Obama nominated New York Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. If approved, Sotomayor would become the first Hispanic to the high court.

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