On Feb. 14 loved ones, in the name of St. Valentine, will exchange cards, flowers, candy and other gifts. Yes, Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, yet its romance and sentiment continues to hold meaning for many in love.
Photographer Milton Rogovin has used his camera to take us into the world of workers, showing us their humanity, dignity and strength. He has photographed in the steel factories of Buffalo, N.Y., in the coal mines of Appalachia and nine other countries, in African American storefront churches, in the working-class community of Buffalo’s Lower West Side, on Native American reservations and in the Yemeni community of Lackawanna, N.Y. At the invitation of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, he stayed at Neruda’s house while he photographed the Chilean people.
NEW YORK — Boasting that he was delivering tax cuts for working people and increased funding for schools, Republican Gov. George Pataki submitted his final executive budget Jan. 18 in Albany. The proposal was immediately condemned, especially by education-rights activists.
Coretta Scott King personified everything women have struggled to achieve in the movement for equality, emancipation and freedom. Her life mothered the understanding of generations who fought and continue to fight for civil rights, all people’s unity, liberation, peace and justice. Her grace and love for working people, white, Black and Brown, men and women, will always symbolize the human need to resist injustice anywhere in the world
WASHINGTON — President Bush’s $2.77 trillion 2007 budget brutally slashes funds for health, education and other vital human needs while lavishing $1.8 trillion in tax cuts on the wealthy over the next 10 years, a coalition fighting for a humane federal budget charged.
Dear Readers, As the final accounting for our 2005 fund drive winds up, I want to thank each and every one of you who gave your time and money to the People’s Weekly World. At press time, we are at $123,000 or 80 percent of our $150,000 goal.
HOUSTON — The trial of former Enron Chairman Ken Lay began at the federal courthouse here Jan. 30. Lay, affectionately dubbed “Kenny Boy” by his longtime pal President George W. Bush, faces 11 conspiracy and fraud charges.
LOS ANGELES — A leading member of the Catholic Church has condemned a congressional resolution that, he says, further victimizes immigrants. In response he has initiated a campaign for immigrant rights.
Guernsey County in southeastern Ohio is having serious problems with the educational budget. Education is under fire by the Bush administration on a national level and by the administration of Republican Gov. Bob Taft on a state level. The state is asking teachers and administrators to resort to fundraisers and high-ticket prices for sports games in order to fund activities. Teachers have to buy many of their own job materials because of the loss of state subsidization. A health teacher at Cambridge High School was once noted telling her students to use the cheap construction paper because her department could no longer spring for nicer-looking and slightly more expensive poster boards for a class project.