Laundry workers describe work hazards

ST. LOUIS — “We have lots of health and safety issues within our plant,” Yvonne Wolcott, a laundry worker, told over 200 people attending the second national Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board hearing held here Sept. 22.

International notes

Haiti: Hurricane deaths exceed 2,000 / Korean Peninsula: U.S. redeployment ‘provocative’ / Mexico: Unemployment soars / Canada: Farm workers suffer / China: Farmers’ income up / Malawi: Police fire on protesting tea workers

Palestinian children and society at risk

News Analysis Israel often portrays the children of Palestine as terrorists, as faceless stone throwers. Yet they are much like children anywhere else.

Cuba and world politics: a brief roundup

Cuba on Sept. 24 called for revitalizing the Non-Aligned Movement to forge a common front to defend the interests of their peoples and their right to development and peace.

Pages from workers lives

Hard line skinners I was a teamster of experience in logging and grading camps and in general hauling and ranch work. My driving philosophy was to make friends with my animals, and it worked well, horses and mules being quick to appreciate a considerate driver. So when I was given four mules, I applied my regular formula and everything went fine.

Three DeLay pals indicted in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas grand jury here Sept. 21 indicted three Republican operatives for money laundering and illegal corporate contributions to Republican candidates for the state House of Representatives in 2002.

National Clips

LOUISVILLE, Ky.: Huge protest over health care cuts / MIAMI: Unemployed picket presidential debate / PHILADELPHIA: Workers occupy City Council, next day 20,000 rally for Kerry / SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Protests greet Giuliani and O’Reilly

Philly voter signups spell trouble for GOP

PHILADELPHIA — All summer long, hundreds of volunteers have been beating the bushes here, looking for unregistered voters to sign up to vote on Nov. 2 in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

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