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Students opt out of recruitment

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico filed a lawsuit on May 6 against the Albuquerque School District for failing to notify parents that they could refuse to allow schools to send their children’s contact information to military recruiters.

U.S. sabotaged nuke meet, critics say

UNITED NATIONS — The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 2005 Review Conference ended here in failure May 27. Many countries, nongovernmental groups and peace activists said a successful outcome, which would have advanced global nuclear disarmament, was blocked by the Bush administration.

No deals, no surrender: Social Security fightback rumbles across nation

In towns and cities across the country, Americans are turning up the heat on Republicans as well as Democrats to guarantee that Social Security, the country’s most successful and reliable program for the people, will be preserved — safe from any inside-the-Beltway deals.

Iraqi trade unionists to tour U.S.

Iraqi trade union leaders from three union organizations will tour the U.S. from June 10-26 under the sponsorship of U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), a group composed of state labor federations, central labor councils and local unions.

Giving to make a better world

Mabel Belka was an unsung heroine. Her life was molded by the times she grew up in. And as she grew up she began to understand the forces of society — the oftentimes hidden hand of class in America. Because of her life experiences, Belka was radicalized and became a subscriber to the Daily Worker, the People’s Weekly World’s predecessor.

Calls grow to close Gitmo jail, seek truth on Downing Street Memo

In the wake of charges by Amnesty International that U.S. detention centers at Guantanamo and elsewhere constitute “the gulag of our times,” one of the Senate’s leading Democrats, Sen. Joseph Biden (Del.), and former President Jimmy Carter called for closing the Guantanamo prison, and even Republicans said they would hold congressional hearings on U.S. treatment of detainees.

1,400 at D.C. meet say Take Back America

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting “Hands off my Social Security” and “Not wise to privatize,” marched to the White House in the rain June 3.

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