January 17 - 23. 2009

                
  • Obama jobs plan a win-win

    Obama jobs plan a win-win

    January 9, 2009

    With unemployment surging, unions and environmental groups greeted President-elect Barack Obama’s efforts to win approval of a $775 billion “green jobs” economic package even before he takes office. Charlie Witt, business agent of Ironworkers Local 512...

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  • Gaza crisis: Time to break with Cold War policies

    Gaza crisis: Time to break with Cold War policies

    January 9, 2009 By Susan Webb

    The tiny Gaza Strip, with its 1.5 million people crowded into 139 square miles, has been a tinderbox since Israel’s unilateral pullout in 2005. Israel has maintained a punitive military and economic grip on Gaza, keeping...

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  • Burris likely to be seated in Senate

    Burris likely to be seated in Senate

    January 9, 2009

    CHICAGO — It appears that an agreement is in the works that may allow former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to be seated as the next U.S. senator from Illinois, filling President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat....

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  • Educators call for school funding as key stimulus ingredient

    Educators call for school funding as key stimulus ingredient

    January 9, 2009

    The American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators are urging Congress and President-elect Obama to ensure education funding is part of the 2009 stimulus package. “Even in these tough economic...

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  • WORLD NOTES: January 17

    WORLD NOTES: January 17

    January 9, 2009

    Peru: Witchhunt builds Late last month Judge Omar Pimentel ruled that 13 labor and leftist political leaders would be confined to their homes during a 15-day investigation period. They included Renan Raffo Munoz, head of the...

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