POEM: Hey Bush

Hey Bush step back. Stop trying to kill Iraq. You devil that’s a fact. Stop trying to act.

Where should we go? How did we get here?

Even though we can point to a number of promising developments in today’s trade union movement, the declining membership numbers nag away at our hopeful attitude. After the General Motors and Chrysler contracts gave a grim edge to our expectations, more and more unionists came to realize that finding a way forward is needed.

L.A. 8 case ends in full exoneration

On Nov. 1, attorneys for the two last remaining defendants in the famous “Los Angeles 8” case announced an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security, whereby all government proceedings against the two Palestinian immigrants would be dropped. This ended a 20-year ordeal

Jena Six plea: Not guilty!

Jena Six defendant Bryant Purvis pleaded not guilty to reduced charges of aggravated second-degree battery in his arraignment before the LaSalle Parish Court in Jena, La., Nov. 7.


LETTERS: November 17

Celebrating revolution Truth about CAFTA Rates were spelled out Texas sets records Deaths in prisons Thanksgiving week — No PWW

Entitlement cuts are back

When you hear the term “entitlement programs,” watch out. When you hear the word “bipartisan” attached to that term, doubly watch out.

Students rally for affordable birth control

NEW YORK — Dozens of New York University students, elected officials and other advocates rallied in Washington Square Park, Nov. 12, to call for restoring affordable birth control at college health centers and at family planning centers that serve low-income women.

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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