July 16

                
  • Asian nations to U.S.: Set date to leave bases

    Asian nations to U.S.: Set date to leave bases

    July 15, 2005

    The Shanghai Cooperation Association — China, Russia and the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrghizstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan — last week fired a diplomatic shot across the bow of the Bush administration’s plans to keep bases...

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  • Connecticut nails Wal-Mart

    Connecticut nails Wal-Mart

    July 15, 2005

    Wal-Mart has been nailed for child labor violations by the state of Connecticut. The State Department of Labor has fined Wal-Mart stores in Putnam, Norwalk and Hartford for 69 violations. These violations parallel similar violations of...

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  • Houston activists celebrate housing victory

    Houston activists celebrate housing victory

    July 15, 2005

    HOUSTON — Chinese food and lively music helped local members of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, beat the Texas heat June 25. They gathered at the Julia C. Chester House in the...

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  • The Keeper: The legend of Omar Khayym

    The Keeper: The legend of Omar Khayym

    July 15, 2005

    HOUSTON — I attended a screening of the new independent film “The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyám” here in June. The film was written, directed and produced by Kayvan Mashayekh, who emigrated from Iran to...

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  • London concert celebrates Peggy Seegers 70th

    London concert celebrates Peggy Seegers 70th

    July 15, 2005

    The Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank was packed on May 29 as legendary folk performers from both Britain and the U.S. gathered to celebrate the 70th birthday of legendary folk singer-songwriter Peggy Seeger. Coming...

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