August

Call to action: defend immigrant workers rights

The Aug. 10 declaration by the Bush administration of a more repressive immigration policy, if put into effect, will create fascist-like conditions for 12 million undocumented workers and their families.

Remembering Karl Dennis, PWW booster extraordinaire

TUCSON, Ariz. — With the 2007 People’s Weekly World fund drive ready to start on Labor Day, Arizona PWW supporters, like supporters across the country, are gearing up, but we find it so strange to do so without the paper’s biggest booster, Karl Dennis, who passed away last February at the age of 87.

PWW fund drive begins Labor Day

NEW YORK — Readers and supporters of the People’s Weekly World are wasting no time. The 2007 Fund Drive kicks off on Labor Day, yet readers have already raised $44,000 — more than 20 percent of the drive’s $200,000 goal. The drive ends on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving.

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Wake of the Wind a fantastic read

Go to the bookstore or library, get a copy of “The Wake of the Wind” by J. California Cooper, read it immediately and then pass it on. Tell the members of your community organization, church, school or union to read it too. Do it now. Don’t wait another moment.

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Greek shipyard workers host art exhibit

ATHENS, Greece — In the summer of 2005, a group of 18 Greek artists, challenging the pervasive commercialization of art and the degradation of cultural values in today’s society, set out to ground their artwork in the daily reality and struggles of the working class.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR: Sept. 1

Workers ‘very happy’ on their jobs?! The payback can be sweet Grocery workers win back wages Indianapolis school workers win their union Union leader arrested for talking

WORLD NOTES: Sept. 1

Canada: Quebec opposes war in Afghanistan Mauritania: Slavery now a punishable crime Israel: Refugees from Sudan turned back Bolivia: Constituent Assembly is halted, big struggle looms India: Communists put brakes on U.S. nuclear deal

As Greek government dithers, wildfires rage

ATHENS, Greece — Extensive forest fires continued to rage for the fifth day throughout Greece, Aug. 28, spreading death and destruction to thousands of families and their homes. Many Greek residents have been forced to put the fires out on their own — with garden hoses, blankets and tree branches — as the conservative New Democracy government failed to take timely and comprehensive measures to combat the fire

World figures attend Cuban 5 hearing

An international gathering of 75 jurists, attorneys and supporters was on hand in Atlanta Aug. 20 for the latest appeals hearing on behalf of Gerardo Hernández, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.

Community rallies around N.Y. civil rights lawyer

NEW YORK — Two months after civil rights lawyer Michael Tarif Warren and Evelyn Warren, his wife, were beaten and then arrested for speaking up during a police brutality incident in Brooklyn, a diverse crowd of community members continues to speak out in support of the Warrens and the equality agenda they represent.

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