Studs Terkel was synonymous with the everyman, heart of the hoi polloi. In one of his last interviews he repeated a story he enjoyed telling about encountering a couple of vocally anti-union Young Urban Professionals in his hometown of Chicago. Terkel, then already into his nineties, stared down the latest denizens of the ruling class, profoundly finishing them off in a manner which they probably never forgot. That was Studs.
The yearning in our country for a new direction and new priorities has taken hold in the 2008 elections. Voters turned out in record numbers for the primaries, propelled by economic necessity and determination to end the war, and inspired by the historic breakthrough of a woman or an African American as a major party candidate for president.
Richard Jones, a longtime peace and justice activist in Washington state, died April 28, soon after an 80th birthday party honoring his work.
Like its predecessors, “Oceans Thirteen” is a crime/comedy action film about a gang of professional thieves and their high-profile robberies. Fans will not be disappointed. However, unlike the earlier films, “Oceans Thirteen” has a more serious theme under its surface.
I was born in Alabama. My father, who wanted better opportunities for our family, was recruited by Winchester, the rifle manufacturer, to come to New Haven and work. And many other African Americans from the South went to different locations seeking better opportunities for themselves.
The stock market continues to skyrocket, corporate profits are rising at a record-setting pace and mortgage foreclosures surged 90 percent in May compared to a year ago. The rich are getting filthier and working families are on the street.
The reopening of Senate floor debate on the “Grand Bargain” immigration bill, S 1348, reflects, among many things, the increasing significance of migrating labor in global economics and politics. Like global warming, it cannot be ignored anymore.
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