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Bush in Africa: Its all about controlling wealth

Behind the smiling faces and rhetoric about “a mission of mercy” lies the true agenda of President George Bush’s five-nation trip across Africa: keeping American corporate interests secure.

Necessity and law: getting past illegality

The anti-immigrant movement sets great store by “legality.” One of their favorite taunts is “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t you understand?”

Battling the right to work scam

This past Labor Day, trade unionists were outraged to wake up and read an editorial in The Detroit News arguing for a “right-to-work” law in Michigan.

Fewer guns, less violence

Our deepest condolences go to the families and communities who recently lost loved ones to the epidemic of gun violence across this country. We share the dismay and outrage of Americans everywhere over the lives shockingly cut short. How many times must we see on TV or read about another tragic gun killing at a school, a shopping center or even a city hall?

Beef that could kill you!

Parents around the country are trying to find out if any of the meat involved in the biggest beef recall in U.S. history found its way into their children’s school lunches, or still might show up there.

House defies Bush fear tactics

The House of Representatives went into recess for 10 days Feb. 15 without acting on President George W. Bush’s demand that they extend his sweeping authority to engage in warrantless spying under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Bush’s legislation also granted retroactive immunity to AT&T, Verizon and other telecommunications companies that collaborated in spying on innocent Americans.

World notes: Feb. 23, 2008

South Korea: Opposition delays trade pact Global warming: Fuel crops questioned Mexico: Strike closes Wal-Mart stores Norway: Minister rejects U.S. anti-missile plan Iraq: Departures continue Southern Africa: Food shortages predicted


Obama wins 10 in a row

MILWAUKEE — Undeterred by subzero temperatures and icy conditions, Wisconsin voters streamed to the polls in huge numbers Feb. 19, to give Barack Obama a resounding victory in the Democratic presidential primary. He defeated Hillary Clinton 58 percent to 41 percent.