Opinion

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Lieberman: Enabler of GOP racism

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tensions are running high in Connecticut, with all three Republican House seats in hot contention, along with a high-stakes Senate race.

Calif. govs vetoes show the real Arnold

California’s Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying hard to convince voters he has learned from the across-the-board defeat of his proposals in last year’s special election. But a look at some of the measures he vetoed and signed helps to reveal the real Arnold.

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In close vote, Lula goes to runoff

SÃO PAOLO, Brazil — President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the 60-year-old former factory worker and labor union leader, on Oct. 1 narrowly fell short of the majority vote needed to avoid a runoff election here. The political coalition of the Worker’s Party and the Communist Party of Brazil that backed “Lula” had 48.6 percent of the vote, just shy of the 50-percent-plus-one needed for an outright win.

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Anti-immigrant lawmakers vulnerable in November

The worst anti-immigrant bigots in the House of Representatives are grouped together in the House Immigration Reform Caucus (HIRC), the brainchild of Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.

Imperial divisions

On Sept. 14 the U.S. House of Representatives, in the spirit of election-year politics, passed HR 6061, the “Secure Fence Act,” which calls for construction of 700 miles of fencing along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

The new culture war

In the ongoing battle over immigration, conservative rhetoric continues to escalate. It’s racist, and it gets results. Here, then, are the six racist myths driving the immigration debate dispelled.

A radical, yet necessary position

As the Bush administration and the extreme right continue to dismantle everything that our parents and grandparents fought for and won; as they offer up our generation to die in an unjust war; as they turn a blind eye to hurricane-ravaged communities that have already been torn apart by racism, poverty, police brutality and unemployment — we have a choice to make.

EDITORIAL: Unacceptable treatment

World leaders and diplomats departed New York following the 61st UN General Assembly without incident, except for one. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro was detained at JFK Airport for 90 minutes by U.S. officials who seized his travel documents.

Alarming election results in Germany

BERLIN — Although the German elections on Sept. 17 were in only two of Germany’s 16 states, they involved many key questions.

CHANGE CONGRESS ACTION ALERT 9/25/06

Contact your congressional representatives and senators today to oppose the Republican legislative assault on immigrant rights, voting rights, and civil liberties.

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