CHICAGO – Noisy chanting pickets marched in front of the Immigration and Naturalization Center here Feb. 12 to denounce the jailing of Rabih Haddad, a Lebanese citizen charged with a technical visa violation. Authorities have also announced their intention to deport his wife and three of his four children
While Ken Lay and the folks at Enron may be the biggest money-grubbers of all time, the people who make loans for people to purchase a home or refinance their mortgage are no amateurs when it comes to beating people out of their money – and, all too often, their homes.
The Senate and House of Representatives have passed sharply differing versions of a new farm bill but both would continue substantial farm price subsidies, which are vital for the vast majority of American farmers.
CHICAGO – United Airlines (UAL) mechanics and maintenance workers around the country were poised to walk off the job Feb. 12. Here in Chicago many had already cleaned out their lockers.
JEFFERSON, Ohio – The schoolworkers in Jefferson Village in Ashtabula County, Ohio, have won their battle to save their union contract, wages and benefits. The 92 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Local 419 had been on strike for three months.
An article in the Oct. 25, 2001 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) put it simply: “Although the U.S. health care system is often touted as one of the best in the world, disparities exist in quality of care received by different populations, in different regions, and across different institutions and clinicians ... availability of insurance coverage does not automatically lead to high-quality care.”
While mentioning increasing “minority homeownership,” for the most part George W. Bush was mum on issues affecting African-Americans, Latinos and other communities of color in his State of the Union address Jan. 29.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – While thousands took to the street the week of Jan. 28 to protest the World Economic Forum in New York City, an estimated 60,000 people joined together here in proclaiming “Another World Is Possible” at the second World Social Forum held Jan. 31 through Feb. 5. For the entire article, click on the headline. Click on the following for the World Social Forum website or the UNESCO site about the WSF.
The Feb. 9-10 meeting of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA was marked by a stirring tribute to veteran Communist leader Dr. James E. Jackson.
PITTSBURGH – Steel corporations are down, but steelworkers, clergy, elected officials and supporters are going to be rolling to the White House Feb. 28, demanding that President Bush act immediately on recommendations from the International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose a 40 percent tariff on steel imports that would pay for a government takeover of retiree health-care costs.