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Danger! Pensions and Wall St. dont mix

News Analysis With cascading exposures of massive corporate fraud, we are hearing a lot about the impact on investors. Why should readers of the World care? Most are not Wall Street players.

Homeland Security: open to misuse and abuse

Heads of eleven news associations sent a letter to members of Congress, July 10, urging them to reject sections of the Homeland Security Act, stating they are “ripe for misuse and abuse.”

Corporate thievery: A new political moment

News Analysis Were Shakespeare still gracing this world with his presence he would almost certainly exclaim, “There’s something rotten about the system of capitalism.”

Grassroots meeting urges good jobs now

LINTHICUM, MD. – Washington-based Good Jobs First (GJF) brought together 300 labor union, community and environmental activists July 11-13 to demand that corporations provide living wage jobs with health care and union rights in exchange for the tens of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies they enjoy.

International notes

Nigerian women win jobs for villagers/ILO: Justice for fired Jakarta hotel workers/Demand rights for child detainees/China’s economy continues to grow/Canadian hotel workers set one-day strike

Vacations and imperialism

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, titled, “Malaria strikes growing number of U.S. travelers,” brings to mind the problems of British travelers of years-gone-by when they went round the world enjoying the fruits of empire.

Health care reform: Build now argue later

Commentary For the first time since the collapse of efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care system in 1993-’94, health care reform is inching its way onto the congressional radar screen.

Communist Party: Clubs are key to grassroots change

NEW YORK – Over 150 communist club leaders gathered here June 28-30 for the Communist Party USA’s (CPUSA) National Committee meeting and conference on building clubs and grassroots organizing. The CPUSA is setting a priority on building its clubs in cities and towns around the country.

Teamsters win big at UPS

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service announced a tentative contract settlement on July 15. The Union had said its more than 210,000 members who sort, load and deliver more than 13 million packages a day at UPS, would strike if there was no deal by the time its current contract expires on July 31.

Prescription drug battle moves to Senate

Another round in what many see as the most important congressional debate on health policy since 1994 opened on July 15 when the Senate began a scheduled two-week debate on competing plans to provide prescription drugs for some 40 million Medicare beneficiaries.

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