November

Parents fight hostile Phila. school takeover

PHILADELPHIA – Adhering to the Bush educational policies, Pennsylvania Acting Gov. Mark Schweiker and the state legislature intend to force privatization on the School District of Philadelphia.

School board puts workers out, goons in!

JEFFERSON, Ohio – Showing a united front of all non-teaching workers in the Jefferson School District, 125 members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)/Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 419 struck the Jefferson School District Nov. 4.

Unemployment jumps

Although the Labor Department’s latest employment report, released Nov. 2, didn’t rattle the stock market, it did show that another 415,000 men and women lost their jobs in October, bringing the official count of the unemployed to 7.7 million.

Prisons and profits

The U.S. criminal justice system has transformed into a vast, for-profit, industrial system.

Ohio county workers walk

WARREN, Ohio – A rally was held here Nov. 3 in support of 55 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3808 who went out on strike Oct. 22.

Arizona dice: Fin al bombardeo!

TUCSON, Ariz. – Como 150 personas asistieron una manifestación al frente de la fábrica Raytheon Missile System el 16 de octubre aquí, exigiendo un fin al bombardeo de Afganistán y opuestos a planes para la militarización del espacio.

Arab League: no to bin Laden

DAMASCUS, Syria – The head of the 22-nation Arab League on Nov. 4 dismissed an appeal by Osama bin Laden to Muslims to join a holy war against the West.

APHA condemns war

In a strongly-worded resolution titled “Opposing war in southwest Asia,” the annual meeting of the 50,000-member American Public Health Association (APHA) expressed its opposition to “military actions against Afghanistan and other nations,” and called such action “an undertaking that runs counter to the health and well-being of our populations.”

Universal health care wins big in Maine

On Nov. 6, citizens of Portland, Maine took advantage of an advisory referendum to approve a resolution supporting a single-payer, universal health care system.

Rep. Lee urges $ 1 billion to fight global AIDS

More than 70 lawmakers have signed a letter to George W. Bush drafted by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) urging him to submit a request to Congress that an additional $1 billion to be contributed to the Global AIDS Fund.

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