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Will there be a Day After Tomorrow?

Movie Review “‘The Day After Tomorrow’ has one of the most absurd and implausible plot turns I’ve seen in a movie, ever,” writes David Edelstein in his review for Slate magazine

Lessons from NAFTA: Workers pay the price for free trade

Book Review Lessons from NAFTA: The High Cost of Free Trade Edited by Kareb Hansen-Kuhn and Steve Hellinger 133 pp., 2003 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (75 Albert Street, Suite 410; Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7, Canada)

NYC unions face tough contract struggles

News Analysis NEW YORK CITY – The latest news on the labor scene here was the April 21 announcement of a contract settlement between government workers represented by AFSCME, DC 37 and the city of New York. The 121,000 DC 37 workers had been without a contract for two years.

Freedom Rides continue to roll

NEW YORK CITY – In the fall of 2003, busloads of people crossed the U.S. with the message that a broad coalition has emerged demanding rights and justice for immigrants.

Its time to veto Vito

BROOKLYN – New York City labor, civil rights, and other democratic organizations have vowed to deliver a blow to the Bush administration and their Republican ultra-right allies in Congress this November.

What America stands for

Opinion “That isn’t what America stands for” has been the refrain of Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, et al., as the horrifying Abu Ghraib prison atrocities hit the eyes of the world.

Fast 4 Education at Calif. state capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Six activists from West Contra Costa County, including one mother, two teachers, one student and two community members, are now on a water-only “Fast 4 Education” at the state capitol to bring attention to the struggle for equitable education.

GOP assault on school funding fails

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Legislature adjourned its special session on public school finance May 19, two days early, as Republican lawmakers and the Republican governor failed to agree on a new funding structure for the state’s public schools.