November

Striking stagehands shut down Broadway

NEW YORK — On Saturday, Nov. 10, this city’s “Great White Way” dimmed a bit as the lights of most Broadway theaters went dark. The theater district’s stagehands, members of Local 1 of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), walked off the job and went on strike against the League of American Theatres and Producers.

WORLD NOTES: November 17

Dominican Republic: UN report condemns racial oppression Syria: Dilemma on subsidies mounts Kenya: Trade conflict looms New Zealand: Zealous police jail activists Canada: Most forest workers back on job

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Call to Free the Five resounds in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada — Over 200 friends of Cuba from throughout North America gathered in here, Nov. 9-11, to hear legal updates, retool strategies and rededicate themselves to the liberation of five Cuban men jailed in the United States.

NATIONAL CLIPS: November 17

LONG BEACH, Calif.: Antiwar vets barred from parade OLYMPIA, Wash.: Peace activists arrested for blocking military gear PALO ALTO, Calif.: Stanford students say no to Rumsfeld LEWISTON, Maine: Somali American runner charges foul play

Pakistans struggle for democracy intensifies

As Pakistan enters its second week under martial law, political parties, unionists, lawyers, journalists and other “civil society” components are coalescing to challenge Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s emergency rule and widespread repression of democratic rights.

Ohio town hall meeting: Fix the health care system

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Health Care for All was the topic at the Ashtabula Town Hall meeting Nov. 10 at People’s Missionary Baptist Church.

Mass strike halts French rail network

France’s train traffic ground to a halt Nov. 13 as transport workers launched open-ended strikes against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s regressive “reform program.”

Off-year election results show unionists energized for 2008

WASHINGTON (PAI) -- Off-year election results in state and municipal races on Nov. 6 show union voters are already energized for 2008, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney says. And they also show unionists and the country want “a clear rejection of Bush administration policies,” adds federation Political Director Karen Ackerman.

Kentuckians vote against bigotry

OWENSBORO, Ky. - It may be autumn across Kentucky but it feels like spring with the election of Steve Beshear as governor and Daniel Mongiardo as lt.

Cheney protested on his home turf

Vice President Dick Cheney returned to the Dallas area on Nov. 2. When he was CEO of Halliburton, he lived in the super-rich enclave of Highland Park. As anticipated and dreaded by North Texas activists, Cheney came to promote war with Iran.

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