July

Urge Senators to Defeat Priscilla Owen

Call and urge your representatives to oppose this nomination! In another nod to the radical right, George W. Bush has nominated Priscilla Owen to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

EDITORIALS

Another reason to vote/Wall Street scrambles the 2002 elections

Bush nominee assailed as extremist

President Bush’s nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals touched off a stormy hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 23 as opponents challenged Owen’s record and supporters tried to dress it up. The nomination also ignited protests from labor, civil rights and women’s organizations, demanding that the committee reject the nomination.

New York mourns and organizes

Commentary New York City is still reeling from the tragic events of Sept. 11. Even though the last remains to be discovered from that terrorist attack have passed by our headquarters on the way to the city morgue, the massive loss of life on that terrible day is still sending shock waves throughout the city.

Coup-making in Venezuela: the Bush and oil factors

As efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez intensify, two facts are inescapable: the power elite in the United States has never been happy with democratically-elected Chávez, but it took the Bush administration, with its corporate oil and energy connections, to turn up the heat against him.

Bush plan to invade Iraq meets growing opposition

George W. Bush’s plan for a preemptive attack on Iraq with as many as 250,000 American GIs is facing mounting opposition. There are warnings that it could be a long, bloody “war for oil,” in which thousands of Iraqis and American GIs will be killed or maimed.

AFL-CIO steps up support for West Coast dockers

SAN FRANCISCO – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) just received a huge solidarity commitment from the national AFL-CIO as the West Coast dockers continue to face one of the most challenging contract negotiations in the union’s history.

The economic crisis

News Analysis The new disclosures of corporate corruption and the instability in the stock market are having an economic impact on the overall economy. The question is: will it trigger a major decline across the full length of the economy?

Rainbow/PUSH sets Sept. 13 march on D.C.

CHICAGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking at the 36th annual conference of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, announced the beginning of a new inter-generational Civil Rights Movement with its first major action a march on the Justice Department in Washington September 13.

Gephardt announces immigration bill

MIAMI – House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt announced a new initiative that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented workers in the United States. Gephardt made the announcement before a crowd of 3,000 people attending the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) being held here.

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