July

A specter haunting The New York Times

A specter may be haunting the august New York Times – the specter of communism.

World condemns Israeli attack

Governments and organizations from around the world have condemned the July 23 Israeli attack on five apartment buildings in a highly populated area of Gaza City. The F-16 fighter jet bombing killed 15 Palestinian civilians, including nine children, and wounded 150 people, and occurred at a time when seven of eight cities in the West Bank have been occupied for over one month.

Foreign policy: Shaping global affairs

American national politics has recently become driven and dominated by foreign and military policy. At a time when the global economy so directly shapes the national economy, and when global issues such as climate change are changing the ways Americans think about their relationship to the rest of the world, it is only fitting that national politics be framed by global politics. The common wisdom of citizen activists – global is local, local is global – has, it seems, finally seeped into the national political arena.

AFSCME puts political action at top of agenda

American workers are under attack by an anti-worker president who didn’t even win the election for the office he holds.

Anne E. Burlak Timpson May 24, 1911 July 9, 2002 May 24, 1911 July 9, 2002

Anne Burlak Timpson died at age 91 on July 9, 2002.

Wolfowitz invokes bad guys to justify civilian deaths

In a Machevellian-type of logic, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz justified the killing of Afghan civilians when a U.S. AC-130 gunship fired on several villages in Uruzgan province, July 1. Wolfowitz said, during a visit to Bagram air base, headquarters for U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, “We have no regrets about going in after bad guys and there were some there.”

New victims on the vain altar of the occupation

An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fighter were killed July 17 as Israel mounted a massive manhunt in the rocky hills of the West Bank following the bombing of a bus that killed eight Israelis near an orthodox Jewish settlement.

Wellstone opposes privatizing Social Security

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) lashed out at Bush administration plans to privatize Social Security at a July 15 press conference here.

The ILWU longshore contract by the numbers

The longshore workers who load and unload the cargo ships on the West Coast are locked in a struggle for a new contract. Their union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), is under attack by the employers, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which wants to cut benefits, undermine the union hiring hall and outsource jobs to non-union, low-wage states and other countries.

Senate passes accounting bill

The battle to rein in corporate fraud by toughening accounting standards moved to the House of Representatives during the week of July 15 after clearing the Senate by a vote of 97-0.

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