School bus drivers organize

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – When a group of angry school bus drivers marched into the management office at First Student School Bus Company on February 27, the supervisors were shocked.

In honor of Chvez

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 75th birthday of César Chávez was celebrated here by more than 2,000 marchers. For many blocks, the colorful array of flags and signs and the beautifully costumed dancers brightened a lovely spring morning.

Parade theme is Chvez holiday campaign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A mix of signs calling for voter approval of New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 7, which would establish a statewide holiday in honor of César Chávez, and Jobs with Justice signs, dominated the parade of over 300 people here March 30.

Report: Hollywood colluded with tobacco giants

LONDON – From Sean Connery in Never Say Never to Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, actors lit up on screen because of collusion between Hollywood and the tobacco industry, researchers allege.

Game show highlights low-income tax benefits

NEW YORK – An underutilized and underpublicized government benefit program designed to provide financial relief to low-income and unemployed people is the focus of a 15-minute special to be aired weekly at various times on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Channels 34 (Time Warner) and 109 (RCN) through April 15.

UniverSoul Circus begins ninth year

The ninth production of the UniverSoul Circus kicked off its 20-city Platinum Soul 2002 tour in Miami, Fla. Feb. 1.

Indian Communists rally to support Palestine

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India – On March 30, as part of their 18th Congress, the Communist Party of India (CPI) held a special meeting in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Documents show corporate collusion on energy

After 11 months of stalling, the Energy Department grudgingly agreed to a court order and on March 26 released 11,000 pages of documents showing collusion between the nation’s energy conglomerates and the White House in the formation of the Bush administration’s energy policy. The documents in question came from several government departments, including the Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For the entire article, click on the headline. For more information, see this OMB Watch article.

Protests greet latest occupation atrocities

TEL AVIV – The reports from occupied Ramallah speak for themselves. The live reports I receive by phone or e-mail from friends and colleagues in Ramallah, Bir-Zeit, Tulkarm and other Palestinian cities are dreadful. And then, another suicide bomber blasts himself to pieces and takes with him 14 Israelis, injuring some 40 more at a main Haifa thoroughfare.

Check your state university against this

Faculty salaries are the most expensive portion of university budgets. For institutions with such a vital role in American society, maintaining classrooms with instructors is the most important part of university life.

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