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Freedom Ride Summer Project

Activists who want to spend four to six weeks this summer doing voter registration and direct support actions for immigrant rights can apply to the New American Opportunities Campaign, a project of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, at

Building trades launch Labor with Habitat

WASHINGTON – Habitat for Humanity International will launch Labor with Habitat Week, May 16-22, to recognize its national partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Department-AFL-CIO and its 15 affiliated trade unions representing more than 3 million trades men and women nationwide. The kickoff is May 17 in Cincinnati.

Jean Harnish, equality advocate, dies at 89

BALTIMORE – Jean Harnish, a social worker and an advocate for race and gender equality, died in her sleep at the home of friends March 30, her 89th birthday.

Human rights inspectors needed in U.S.

CHICAGO – In general, academic conferences are not filled with the stuff that makes great news stories.

Briefly noted

Reviews NEW YORK CITY: Play about Haymarket Riot / CHICAGO: Latino Film Fest / LOS ANGELES: Photos by Milton Rogovin, et al.

FDNY Brotherhood

Film review NEW YORK –’s feature documentary, “Brotherhood,” directed by Lilibet Foster, a cinema verite-style immersion into the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), will premiere May 3 at the Tribeca Film Festival here.

The universe is elegant

Book review The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality By Brian Greene Alfred A. Knopf, 2004, Hardcover, 592 pp., $28.95

Colonization or globalization?

Opinion In advanced capitalism, the uneven development of different enterprises leads to monopoly, as the stronger overpower the weaker.

Democracy in the USA and in Cuba

Opinion Presidential elections will be occurring just over seven months from now. The American people are constantly told what a great a democracy we have. In my 83 years, I have yet to witness truly democratic elections in the national arena.

The stakes are high

Opinion Come November, the stakes are extremely high for Mexican Americans, Mexicans, and South Americans. Several issues come readily to mind.

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