Opinion

Rights for immigrant workers needed now more than ever

Opinion Thousands of immigrants are planning a May Day mobilization in Washington, D.C., with a clear message: Rights for immigrant workers now! The national day of action on this international workers’ day is being organized by the National Coalition for Dignity and Amnesty for Immigrants, a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations with a large immigrant and undocumented immigrant base, established in 1999. Our leadership is 100 percent immigrant and elected by our base.

From Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004

The next 559 days – from Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004 – could be the most important year and a half in American environmental history. The next 559 days may spell the difference between whether Earth Day in the future is an event to celebrate or a day of disappointment.

The Anti-Imperialist League lessons for today

Opinion “The United States has always protested against the doctrine of international law which permits the subjugation of the weak by the strong.

The Everglades: Saving Floridas river of grass

Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) were selling T-shirts at the Bailey General Store on this barrier island along Florida’s Gulf coast a few days before Earth Day, April 22.

Anti-immigrant bills pushed in Texas

Two pieces of Texas legislation, House Bill 1845 (authored by Rep. Todd Smith) and Senate Bill 944 (authored by Sen. Steve Ogden), propose that immigrants carry new driver’s licenses that would identify them as non-citizens. These bills are severely problematic in a number of ways.

The road to a national health plan

In an address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 23, 1993, Clinton pledged to deliver universal health insurance to the country. Under Clinton’s proposal, everyone in the United States would carry a card signifying federal government assurance of continuous health insurance coverage.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice. That is the watchword for the moment. After three years of slowing and now stagnant growth in the U.S. economy, Americans are asked by the economic lords and their media lapdogs to sacrifice for the common good.

In defense of Cuba and human rights

News Analysis As we still hear shots in Baghdad, see smoke from bombed neighborhoods and hear that the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is reaching calamitous proportions, new targets are being identified for future bellicose actions.

Its time to truly leave no child behind

In their first public forum, the nine Democratic presidential contenders were judged on the basis of their programs to meet the needs of children. The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) 30th annual conference, April 9 to 11 in Washington, D.C., made human needs the focus as the 2004 election campaign begins.

The dogs of war wreak environmental havoc

Opinion “Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war;” – Julius Caesar (III.i) It would be easy to take this quote at face value. But, Will Shakespeare had much more in mind. He tells us so in Henry V. We find in the prologue, Henry, the drunken “waster” who becomes king, that “at his heels, leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire crouch for employment” and “busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels.”

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