HARTFORD, Conn. – Labor, community and civil liberties organizations are joining with immigrants in a heated battle to support their right to drivers’ licenses in Connecticut.
PITTSBURGH – Retired workers reporting the results of their RxExpress bus trips to Canada shone a spotlight on naked profiteering by prescription drug corporations.
The use of the Sept. 11 tragedy against organized labor hit a new stage when Tom Ridge, head of Homeland Security, phoned James Spinosa, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to tell him that President Bush was watching its contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) very closely.
DALLAS – Have the Bush years caused you to become a little bit cynical about American democracy and concern for other human beings? Are you starting to think that nobody cares? If so, it’s too bad that you weren’t able to attend the National Education Association’s (NEA) 2002 Representative Assembly, July 2-5, here. It would have fixed you right up!
An interfaith peace delegation of 19 people, organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was deported from Israel after being detained overnight at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on July 2.
In his keynote speech to the NAACP convention, held in Houston July 7-11, President Kweisi Mfume reminded the 6,000 delegates that “both war and recession have traditionally correlated into diminished civil rights for the masses of Black, Latino and Asian Americans.”
KINGDOM OF GOD – Following the U.S. Circuit Court rejection of the Pledge of Allegiance phrase “under God” because it endorses monotheism, God issued the following statement to the press:
How does revolution begin? When will revolution occur? These questions are discussed in Leo Tolstoy’s last book, Resurrection.
Evil capitalists, dirty political tricks, police riots, civil disobedience, sabotage using explosives and jailbreaks. This sounds like another summer thriller, doesn’t it? Actually, these are all elements of Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures’ latest animated film, Hey Arnold! – The Movie based on the Nickelodeon animated series created by Craig Bartlett. Originally intended to be the final two-hour episode of the series, it was decided to release Hey Arnold! as a theatrical feature.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Folks who believe the official line that the support for the current US policies in the war on terrorism and the new domestic measures at home is nearly unanimous need to know what happened in Greensboro on the 4th of July.