Oct. 21

                
  • GOP candidates losing ground with Calif. voters

    GOP candidates losing ground with Calif. voters

    October 21, 2006

    Voters’ growing dissatisfaction with Republican incumbents is evident in California. A new poll by the highly regarded Rasmussen polling firm shows Phil Angelides, Democratic candidate for governor, starting to close the gap with Republican incumbent Arnold...

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  • Bay Staters to vote on Iraq pullout

    Bay Staters to vote on Iraq pullout

    October 21, 2006

    AMHERST, Mass. — Voters here and in 138 other cities and towns across Massachusetts will be able to express their opinions on the Iraq war directly, for the first time, at the ballot box in the...

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  • Films zoom in on U.S. politics

    Films zoom in on U.S. politics

    October 21, 2006

    Several films dealing with American politics and social issues were premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. “Bobby” features a star-studded cast, including Martin Sheen, Harry Belafonte, Demi Moore and Anthony Hopkins, to name a...

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  • Gripping narrative of an Iraqi trade unionist

    Gripping narrative of an Iraqi trade unionist

    October 21, 2006

    Hadi Never Died: Hadi Saleh and the Iraqi Trade Unions Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson London, Trades Union Congress, 2006 Softcover, 80 pp., $18.60 plus shipping Order from www.tuc.org.uk/publications Although Iraq is foremost in our thoughts,...

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  • No fruits for their labor

    No fruits for their labor

    October 21, 2006

    Julia Preston, a New York Times reporter writing from Washington, D.C., describes pears rotting on trees in Lake County, Calif., owing to a lack of farm workers to pick them. Growers tell her 70,000 of the...

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