CHICAGO — “Killing one human being is like killing all of humanity. Saving one human being is like saving all of humanity,” said Abdul Malik Mujahid, president of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, at an Oct. 26 vigil here marking 2,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq. Hundreds gathered in downtown Federal Plaza to pay homage to those killed in the war, both U.S. and Iraqi, and to call for an end to the war.
ST. LOUIS — The second annual “Working Class Media and Democracy” forum here Oct. 21, sponsored by the Missouri-Kansas People’s Weekly World bureau, featured a panel of print and radio personalities, including Lizz Brown, WGNU radio, Johnson Lancaster, Belleville News-Democrat, and Joel Wendland, Political Affairs magazine. The event was moderated by state Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford.
Emboldened by the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis Libby, Democrats forced the majority-Republican Senate into a closed-door session Nov. 1 to hear their charges that the Bush administration used false intelligence to whip up support for the war on Iraq.
Slams ‘corporate scavengers,’ government inaction BATON ROUGE, La. — Sporting union, NAACP and ACORN T-shirts, more than 1,000 rallied here Oct. 29 for jobs, living wages, affordable housing and public services for south Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by rank-and-file workers and community activists in calling for a rebuilding program that puts victims of Katrina and Rita first. Speakers also called on the federal government to supply grants, not loans, to local governments for basic services. click here for Spanish text