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The human toll of worker displacement

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 30 million full-time workers in the United States have been laid off since the start of the Reagan administration.

Concerts rock the world to save the planet

Simultaneous “Live Earth” concerts spanning seven continents, showcasing more than 100 performances by famous musicians, is arguably not the solution to the crisis of global warming, but at least it’s a start.

Health insurers worried sick over Michael Moore film

Filmmaker Michael Moore, on July 6, sent out a copy of a confidential memo forwarded to his office by an employee of Capital Blue Cross about suggest a plan of action for how the health insurance industry should deal with the movie..


CARTOON: File away


July 14: LETTERS

Brother Quy will be missed Air travel? A revolting experience Remembering Vilma Espin Organizing support for HR 676

EDITORIAL: Rewriting history

The Supreme Court, now led by far-right Bush appointee Chief Justice John Roberts, chose the last day of its 2006-07 term to issue a decision on school integration that denies the basic American principle that all persons are created equal. The ruling turns history on its head.

The truth about the new HPV vaccine

With the release of Gardasil, Merck’s new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), public health providers were ecstatic. HPV, an extremely common sexually transmitted virus, can cause genital warts and cancer — most notably cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

July 14: This Week in Labor

Supreme Court slaps workers Clean up your dirty laundry!

UN rights body: Cuba, Belarus dont need special monitors

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva mid-June, voted unanimously that neither Cuba nor Belarus need “human rights rapporteurs,” special UN investigators who look into alleged human rights abuses.


BBC interviews Cuban 5 prisoner

On July 2, BBC News broadcast a television interview conducted by reporter Claire Bolderson with Gerardo Hernandez, one of five Cuban men incarcerated in U.S jails since 1998 for defending Cuba against terrorism. Publicity like this for the Cuban Five is extremely rare.

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