September

Havana hip hops to its own rhythm

HAVANA – In Cuba, young people call it “El Rap.” Just like in American cities, Cuban rappers sing about the concerns of their generation.

Bush met by protests

As President Bush travels to states Republicans view as key in this fall’s elections, raising millions for Republican candidates and appearing at carefully stage-managed events, often at taxpayer expense, he is increasingly being met by protests.

Senators get message: No war on Iraq

“I’m just an ordinary person who was reading the newspaper and said my voice is not being heard. That’s why I’m here,” Kevin McDermott told an Aug. 28 rally of several hundred in downtown Chicago to express opposition to the Bush administration’s war plans against Iraq.

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The battle cry in Florida: Jeb must go!

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hundreds of election campaigners who gathered here, Aug. 27, for a debate between Democratic candidates for Florida governor were divided on who should win the Sept. 10 primary. But they had a unanimous verdict for the incumbent: “Jeb Bush must go.”

The USA, the Brazilian people and the elections in Brazil

In the last two weeks, Brazil was visited by two important U.S. authorities – Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Otto Reich and Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill. They followed different but convergent schedules.

Repression post-9/11: The tide is beginning to turn

The Bush administration used the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to push forward an agenda that had been long in preparation. Most of the repressive provisions of the USA/Patriot Act had been broached before, with some dating back to the Nixon administration.

Another tale of two systems

Maybe it was just a matter of coincidence or a mistake that got by a sleepy editor. On Aug. 28, The Chicago Tribune unwittingly juxtaposed two stories that expose the world of difference between capitalism and socialism and the way they treat workers and their livelihoods.

A union leader runs for Florida Senate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One morning, a week before Labor Day, a dozen volunteers were working the phones to elect union longshoreman, Tony Hill, to the Florida Senate.

A union leader runs for Florida Senate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One morning, a week before Labor Day, a dozen volunteers were working the phones to elect union longshoreman, Tony Hill, to the Florida Senate.

Organizing the unorganized

Not since the massive drives to organize the basic industrial unions of the CIO in the 1930s, has there been such general agreement about the need to bring millions of new members into unions. We won’t go into all the facts and figures; we don’t have to. The big business media constantly blasts us with the declining union membership numbers and declining union density figures.

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