Bush proposals on welfare threatens all

The Bush proposals for welfare reauthorization suggest that welfare payments to individuals participating in work experience or community service are not considered compensation for work performed and do not entitle any individual to a salary or to benefits provided under any other provision of law. For the entire article, click on the headline, to visit the Dept of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor, click here.

Musical follows Lewis and Clark

COLUMBIA, Mo. – With engaging melodies and crisp libretto, Corps of Discovery, A Musical Journey is an artistic interpretation, 200 years later, of the significance of Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the United States. The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is producing the musical drama as a commemorative event for the national bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Leprechauns, lovers and losers

Here’s a few ideas for film fans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. While the corned beef is cooking and your green beer is chilling, go to your video store to check out these selections:

War on terrorism makes U.S. less secure

CHICAGO – “The U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan and the Bush administration’s ‘war on terrorism’ have made us less safe and secure, not more,” said Medea Benjamin, the keynote speaker at a recent Conference on Justice and Global Security here.

Protests grow during the bloodiest week

TEL AVIV – Like many others, I have stopped counting the victims, Palestinian and Israeli. But from March 4 to 10 alone, at least 146 Palestinians and 42 Israelis have died because of the Israeli rulers’ refusal to withdraw from all occupied Arab territories and to evacuate the Jewish settlements there, as demanded by the U.N. Security Council and international law.

CPUSA delegation returns from China

A four-person delegation from the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) has returned from a week-long visit to China at the invitation of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Cap workers fight for union

New Era Cap company produces all the hats for major league baseball, PGA golf and over 100 universities. Of course, the company doesn’t produce the caps, the workers do.

A story of steel in Western New York

I live in Western New York, an area decimated by de-industrialization. In 1983 Bethlehem Steel Corporation ceased steelmaking operations at its Lackawanna facility, and the fallout from this catastrophe is still felt to this day.

How much do you know about Enron and Bush?

According to a story in the Washington Post, Jan. 21, Enron’s ties to the Bush administration run very deep. Here are a few examples.

Reps. Lee, Kucinich call for Peace Dept.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Speaking to a crowd of 200 peace activists March 11, Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) took the occasion to condemn the Bush administration’s plans to target seven nations with nuclear weapons.

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