July

Maria Montelibre, presente!

Maria Edith Freiberg, known to many in the Cuba solidarity movement as Maria Montelibre, lost her brief battle with cancer July 22 in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 62.

Letters

Canada passes marriage equality law

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Canada now joins Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain as the fourth country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. On July 19, the Canadian Senate passed Bill C-38 that gives same-sex couples the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples.

Private bid threatens Texas social services

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Legislature passed HB 2292 in 2003, which, 150 amendments later, threatens to destroy vital health and human services such as food stamps, Medicaid and help for the elderly.

Letters

Lunchroom talk; A global culture of peace; Investigate Karl Rove; Follow the money; Massacre in Haiti; Great to see e-PWW

Editorial: Solidarity makes us strong

As our nation’s labor movement convenes in Chicago, the crisis facing working families is in sharp relief.

Editorial: Criminals at large

Our page 3 story highlights the longstanding slimy, criminal tactics of Bush-Cheney mastermind Karl Rove. It points out how Rove’s lying, cheating, backstabbing methods, dating back to the Nixon days, helped the ultra-right seize the pinnacles of political power in our country.

Labor Update

Tune in to AFL-CIO convention; Global solidarity — the real thing

Letters

Miller is no heroine; Cuba’s organic gardening ; Helpful addition to abortion debate; Message from London; Bring troops home now

Labor Update

AFL-CIO proposes Industry Coordinating Councils; Motown mayor’s DoWop proposal out of harmony; CP convention endorses Employee Free Choice Act

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