A Cultural Comeback in the Big Easy -- Jazz funeral, second line, and world debut concert of 'All the Saints,' a newly commissioned work by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Grammy nominated jazz legend Irvin Mayfield, whose father is still missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A solid phalanx of Republican moderates drove House GOP leaders to drop a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wilderness area to oil drilling as a sweeping budget bill headed toward a vote Thursday, Nov. 10.
CHICAGO — With banners reading, “No Military Academy at Senn High School, Teach Peace” and “End the Militarism in Public Schools, Schools are for Learning not for Recruiting,” parents, students and community residents protested at the dedication ceremony for Rickover Naval Academy at Nicholas Senn High School here Nov. 7.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento City Council, by an 8-1 vote on Nov. 1, called for “a humane, orderly, rapid and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel and bases from Iraq.” The council also asked Congress and President Bush to deliver “promised veterans’ health, education, disability, and rehabilitation benefits, and otherwise meet the needs of returning veterans.”
LAWRENCE, Mass. — Community and peace activist Martina Cruz handily won her race for a seat on this city’s School Committee with 65 percent of the vote in the municipal elections Nov. 8. Cruz is also known as an activist for working families and had the endorsement of the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council.
Congressional Republicans have gone on a budget-slashing rampage, working to ram through drastic cuts in food stamps and other basic social safety net programs, drawing such wide opposition even some of their own members are objecting.
Is there a more sensitive photographer than Milton Rogovin? Has anyone ever brought out the heart and soul of the camera’s subjects the way Rogovin does?
Fires burned across France this week as young people from immigrant families, mainly from North and West Africa, protested life on society’s working-class margins
At the beginning of “North Country,” Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) packs her two children into the pickup truck and drives to her parents’ house in Eveleth, Minn., after being beaten up by her husband. Her parents are not happy to see her, and both her mother and father see her arrival as one more piece of evidence of Josey’s failure.
1917 was the unforgettable year when the world witnessed the revolutionary birth of its first socialist state. The countries of imperialist expansion were waging a world war. But working-class Chicago found a unique reason to celebrate with the city’s first World Series triumph in U.S. baseball history.