July

Freedom Under Fire

This year’s convention theme – Freedom Under Fire – is appropriate in many ways. So, too, is the city and state in which we gather. …

Opposition grows to U.S. attack on Iraq

As the Bush administration steps up its threats against Iraq, other governments, especially in the Middle East, are raising strenuous objections.

ILWU tries to break negotiation stalemate

The West Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is attempting to break the stalemate surrounding the longshore contract negotiations by presenting a sweeping propoosal on technology to the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

Danger! Pensions and Wall St. dont mix

News Analysis With cascading exposures of massive corporate fraud, we are hearing a lot about the impact on investors. Why should readers of the World care? Most are not Wall Street players.

Homeland Security: open to misuse and abuse

Heads of eleven news associations sent a letter to members of Congress, July 10, urging them to reject sections of the Homeland Security Act, stating they are “ripe for misuse and abuse.”

Corporate thievery: A new political moment

News Analysis Were Shakespeare still gracing this world with his presence he would almost certainly exclaim, “There’s something rotten about the system of capitalism.”

Grassroots meeting urges good jobs now

LINTHICUM, MD. – Washington-based Good Jobs First (GJF) brought together 300 labor union, community and environmental activists July 11-13 to demand that corporations provide living wage jobs with health care and union rights in exchange for the tens of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies they enjoy.

International notes

Nigerian women win jobs for villagers/ILO: Justice for fired Jakarta hotel workers/Demand rights for child detainees/China’s economy continues to grow/Canadian hotel workers set one-day strike

Vacations and imperialism

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, titled, “Malaria strikes growing number of U.S. travelers,” brings to mind the problems of British travelers of years-gone-by when they went round the world enjoying the fruits of empire.

Health care reform: Build now argue later

Commentary For the first time since the collapse of efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care system in 1993-’94, health care reform is inching its way onto the congressional radar screen.

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