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Help get stamps for Mother Jones and Eugene Debs

The West Virginia Labor History Association board urges you to support a nationwide campaign petitioning the U.S. Postal Service to create commemorate stamps in honor of two American labor leaders, Mother Jones and Eugene Debs.

Immigrant farmworkers take on Exploitation King

“We no longer have own our slaves we can just rent them.” These words, told to CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow back in November 1960 by a grower in Florida, still hold true today.

Urgent appeal from Katrina Information Network

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Public Housing residents and affordable housing advocates are being locked out of the New Orleans City Council (public meeting) proceedings and being harassed by multiple law enforcement agencies as they attempt to conduct a peaceful show of support for a halt to the immoral and untimely demolition of the four largest housing developments during an unprecedented housing crisis in this city.

N.Y. transit union leader speaks in Bali on climate change

BALI, Indonesia — Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Roger Toussaint became the first ever U.S. trade union leader to address the main meeting of the UN’s climate change negotiations.

Notes on a short trip to China

A two-week tour of China does not an expert make. I do not speak or read Chinese. Immodesty is my main credential for voicing any opinion whatsoever on People’s China. But here goes.

The Tree: a poem

The Jena Tree and many others have been martyred to conceal the hypocrisy that persists in society. This deforestation must end.

Write to the Cuban 5

We suggest to our readers that to mark the end of this year, the ninth year in prison for the Cuban Five, you write letters of solidarity to five Cuban men unjustly persecuted for combating U.S. terrorist attacks against the Cuban people. Below are their prison addresses.

Cuba and UN together on human rights

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque took the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, to announce that early next year Cuba will sign the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and a similar treaty on civil and political rights. The day marked the 59th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Running out of gas: peak oil is here

Are believers in “peak oil” a lunatic fringe? Not according to the compelling and disturbing documentary “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.” This newly released DVD provides further evidence that we are depleting the world’s oil supplies at an unsustainable rate.

Demolishing myths about todays Iran

As the Bush administration continues to prepare for a possible military attack on Iran (despite the recent National Intelligence Estimate stating that Iran has no nuclear weapons program), it is important that we get more than the mainstream media’s parroting of the official line. We need a balanced, objective perspective on Iran, a perspective that provides nuanced depth and humanity. “Jasmine and Stars,” a new book by Fatemeh Keshavarz, provides that perspective.

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