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  • Peace groups mobilize against usable nukes

    Peace groups mobilize against usable nukes

    May 23, 2003

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 43 to lift a ban on research on so-called “low yield” nuclear weapons, caving in to Bush administration plans to develop a new generation of “usable” nuclear warheads...

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  • Unionists launch drive to win White House

    Unionists launch drive to win White House

    May 23, 2003

    DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here...

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  • Eight days in May: Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights

    Eight days in May: Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights

    May 22, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The eight days between May 2 and May 10, 1963, when thousands of school children in Birmingham, Ala., defied the fire hoses and police dogs of Eugene “Bull” Connor, marked a turning point in the civil...

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  • Defending the right to organize

    Defending the right to organize

    May 22, 2003

    CHICAGO – “The NLRB is a meat-grinder,” said AFL-CIO Director of Organizing Stuart Acuff, “and most workers who enter into it are ground up into sausage.” Acuff was one of a trio of national labor leaders...

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  • West Coast Longshore maps fightback

    West Coast Longshore maps fightback

    May 22, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    SAN FRANCISCO – The longshore division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which met here on May 5-9, made it clear that dockers are not resting on the laurels of the recent contract victory...

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