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Iranian cyclists pedal for peace

NEW YORK – Peace-loving people here and in New Jersey welcomed two brave Iranian students who have been pedaling around the world with a message of peace and friendship for all nations.

Dockers battle for safety on the ports

LOS ANGELES – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is charging that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) demands for higher productivity are resulting in horrible safety conditions for dockworkers.

A message to the Iraqi National Assembly

The following are remarks given by Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), who headed a delegation to Iraq. Rahall gave this speech on Sept. 15. It is reprinted here courtesy of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

North Texas responds to Bush threats

DALLAS – On the evening after President Bush presented his bellicose ultimatum to the United Nations, North Texas peace activists held a Town Meeting in the Northaven United Methodist Church. The topic was “Stopping the War against Iraq.”

9/11 interfaith service calls for peace

PHILADELPHIA – Under the theme, “Unite for peace,” over 500 people gathered at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House here Sept. 11 for an interfaith service for Peace and Justice. After the service over 600 joined in a candlelight procession through Center City to Love Park.

Commemoration marks Pa. 9/11 crash

Shanksville, Pa. – The people’s temporary memorial to the victims of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed here Sept. 11, 2001, sits atop a rugged hill, unbending in blustery wind.

D.C. march demands jobs, justice, peace

WASHINGTON – Behind a banner proclaiming “Jobs, Justice & Peace,” hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Justice Department Sept. 13 to protest the Bush administration’s attacks on civil liberties and its drive toward war on Iraq.

Steelworkers to bankrupt employers: Show me my money

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Steelworkers’ anger rattled the window panes and a few security guards as 500 active, laid-off and retired workers jammed the sidewalk and steps in front of the federal courthouse here, Sept. 12, for the opening of an unprecedented bankruptcy case.

Puerto Rican gov. to Bush: Put it in writing

The governor of Puerto Rico, Sila María Calderón, called on President Bush to put his promise to end the Navy’s use of Vieques in writing by issuing an Executive Order that would stop use of the island for bombing practice by May 2003.

N. Calif. PWW to honor coalitions, labors priest

BERKELEY, Calif. – Labor and community organizations and leaders campaigning for living wages, workers’ rights and dignity on the job, peace and solidarity will be honored on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo gala banquet to raise money for the 2002 Fund Drive, launched Sept. 15.

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