November

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CARTOON

Stem cell amendment win provides lessons

Missouri voters narrowly approved Amendment 2, 51 percent to 49 percent, making Missouri the first state to amend its constitution to protect stem cell research and therapies allowed by federal law.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR

Postal workers protest service cuts Raytheon machinists on strike Minnesota Legislature goes union SEIU kicks off 2008 campaign Steelworkers file NAFTA complaint against Mexico

Workers Correspondence

Contract gains for New York teachers Right wing ousted in Arkansas Texans were great

WORLD NOTES

Philippines: Labor group protests repression South Africa: UN links water shortages to inequality Mexico: Victory for same-sex couples Austria: World unionists join forces Japan: Big turnout for left-wing festival

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UN condemns U.S. blockade of Cuba, again

In what has become an annual exercise, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Nov. 8 censuring the U.S. blockade of Cuba. This year the resolution, introduced by Cuba, won the support of 183 nations — a new high — with only four opposing votes: the United States, Israel, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Micronesia abstained.

Sanders win highlights independent politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. — When Bernie Sanders, the eight-term independent congressman and self-described “democratic socialist” from Vermont, swept to victory in the race for U.S. Senate last week, it was the culmination of 30 years’ work building an independent political base.

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Drive with style

Santa Claus stops by early

Already, the PWW’s friends have raised over $100,000 in this year’s fund drive, attaining half of the $200,000 goal earlier than expected.

PWW election coverage shines

Sometimes you have to blow your own horn so people know about your accomplishments. This is one of those times. I can say — unabashedly — that the People’s Weekly World played an outstanding role in informing and activating readers around the midterm elections.