October

Hospitality workers welcome support

Haitian-born hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean joined thousands of union and community activists rallying in Atlantic City Oct. 16 in support of 10,000 striking UNITE HERE casino and hotel workers.

National Clips

KEENE, Calif.: Farm workers demand safe environment / NEW YORK CITY: Raise the standard of living / ERIE, Pa.: Religious leaders defend Jewish temple / MONTGOMERY, Ala.: Supreme Court candidate speaks to KKK

In Philly: Teachers sign contract

PHILADELPHIA — After six weeks of extensions, members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) approved a four-year contract with the school district Oct. 14.

Bushs assault on civil rights

One key measurement of a president’s commitment to democracy is his (or her) commitment to civil rights. The following is a brief review of George W. Bush’s poor civil rights record.

Grocery workers rally: Save our health care

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of Northern California grocery workers and supporters gathered in front of the Safeway store at Church and Market streets Oct. 15 to press their demand that health care coverage be maintained in the new contract being negotiated with area supermarket giants.

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Smoking e-mail implicates Jeb Bush in vote suppression

The Sarasota Herald Tribune obtained a “smoking e-mail” proving that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was “personally involved” in ramrodding a new voter purge list for the 2004 election, even though the data firm that prepared it warned of its many “flaws.”

Democracy & the peoples press

ST. LOUIS — Local community leader Zenobia Thompson welcomed 80 labor and community activists to a Friday evening People’s Weekly World forum, “Working-class media and democracy,” held here Oct. 15.

Smoking e-mail implicates Jeb Bush in vote suppression

The Sarasota Herald Tribune obtained a “smoking e-mail” proving that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was “personally involved” in ramrodding a new voter purge list for the 2004 election, even though the data firm that prepared it warned of its many “flaws.”

Florida early voters demand: Count my vote!

MIAMI, Fla. — Sonia Bethel, a minimum-wage worker, immigrant and mother of eight children — all without health insurance — was the first voter in Florida’s early voting here. In Miami-Dade County alone, 12,000 people cast their ballots on the Oct. 18 opening day. click here for Spanish text

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