April

Singer Natalie Merchant on side of peace, labor

Music Review Natalie Merchant fans well understand her intense commitment to peace and social justice.

Uncovering the truth about Reds and unions

Book Review Left Out: Reds and America’s Industrial Unions By Judith Stepan-Norris and Maurice Zeitlin Cambridge University Press, 2002, Softcover, 392 pp., $27

Rethinking World War II

Opinion When World War II ended, most Americans realized the enormous contribution that the Soviet Union had made to the victory over fascism.

Students, parents and teachers: March vs. education cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifty students, parents and teachers spent their spring break marching from San Pablo to Sacramento in a “March 4 Education” to dramatize the financial plight of the West Contra Costa County School District.

International notes

Colombia: Coke unionist’s family killed / Cyprus: AKEL urges dialogue / Sudan: Urgent appeal to feed refugees / China: Rural workers to receive training / Haiti: Factory workers win victory

Charges dropped vs. Oakland protesters

OAKLAND, Calif. – In a victory for the right of peaceful protest, the district attorney’s office said April 22 it is dropping charges against 24 demonstrators and a longshoreman arrested by Oakland police during antiwar protests last April at the Port of Oakland.

Ohioans demand jobs, quality schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio – School board members and superintendents, public officials, and 1,400 building trades workers demonstrated in front of the Ohio School Facilities Commission here, April 22.

Cuba Friendshipment caravan set for June

In June and July, the 15th IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba will visit over 120 U.S. cities, challenging the U.S. government to end the blockade of that island nation.

Campaign to name park for Lucy Parsons

CHICAGO – A proposal to name a northwest side park in honor of Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, has drawn heated opposition by the Fraternal Order of Police here.

Bush ataca derecho femenino

“La dama fue a la ventana y dijo, ‘Perdona, pero no voy poder llenar su receta’. Yo dije, ¿Hay algo mal con la receta? Y ella contestó, “No, es que yo personalmente no creo en control de la natalidad”.

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