Civil libertarians are reacting with shock to a draft of new legislation being circulated in the Bush administration which, if passed, would radically reduce the Constitutional rights of everyone, citizen and non-citizen alike. It would also drastically reduce the “checks and balances” of government.
MIAMI, Fla.: Peace warms Freedom Torch Students joined “Grandmas for Peace” for a rally at the Freedom Torch plaza downtown demanding no war with Iraq. Hundreds of residents assembled protesting the Bush administration war policy.
Even though Section 9528 is buried deep within 670 pages of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA) its heading clearly explains its purpose, “Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information.” While education advocates were concentrating on issues surrounding school funding, vouchers and over-testing, the clause was slipped through and became federal law with the rest of the NCLBA on Feb. 8, 2002.
PHILADELPHIA – Mayor John Street presented his $3.3 billion Budget for fiscal year 2004 to the city council, Jan. 29, a budget that will cut more than 500 city jobs this year and 1,614 by 2008. He said the cuts were necessary to prevent an $830 million deficit by 2008.
The United States’ largest environmental organizations are bracing themselves for what they say will be an unprecedented assault on environmental laws in the new Congress and throughout the next two years of the Bush administration. Across the board on issues of clean air, clean water and natural resource conservation, the Bush administration has already demonstrated its willingness to override public opinion and public health concerns to weaken environmental regulations, according to a panel of environmental experts who spoke at a briefing in Washington, D.C.
DULUTH, Minn.: Freighters iced in: Peace marchers free Lake Superior shipping is locked by ice and -13 degree weather but on January 25, 3,000 residents filled the streets of this port city demanding peace with Iraq. Families and contingents from local unions, active and retired iron ore miners, religious groups, professionals, doctors and lawyers, seemed to appear from nowhere, organizers said. With all their organization banners fluttering, the groupmarched five blocks to the Federal Building for a short rally.
As this paper has written about once before, in 1994, the city of Seattle became home to a Lenin statue that had originally been constructed in Slovakia. It was placed in the Fremont neighborhood, known by locals as “The Center of the Universe.”
DALLAS, Texas – Even as the nation and the world mourn for astronauts Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Michael Anderson, William McCool, and Ilan Ramon, people here and around the world seek answers to questions about the loss of the Shuttle Columbia, Feb. 1.
In its criticism of the Bush administration, Human Rights Watch warns, “Leadership [in the field of human rights] requires more than a big stick and a thick wallet.
George W. Bush attempted to win backing for his agenda of tax cuts for the rich and war on Iraq in his Jan. 28 State of the Union Speech. But mayors, governors, members of Congress and leaders of mass organizations sharply rejected his policies.