Anti-elitists sincere, but poorly organized

The second annual World Social Forum, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at the end of January, is now over, and the intention is to make it an annual event. Overwhelmingly, participants agree the forum was a success.

Moratorium rally keeps the fire a-burning

One Thursday night in January, I arrived late to a rally at Chicago’s Hyde Park Community Church, a 100-year-old architectural landmark with its stone and oak benches and oak trim everywhere.

New York Communist Party: Retry Louimas torturers!

Last week’s federal appeals court decisions undoing three police officers’ convictions in connection with the 1997 attack on Abner Louima in Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct raised many questions and answered none.

Are Enron executives sociopaths?

What do Bugsy Siegel and Al Capone have in common with Kenneth Lay and his Enron buddies Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow, and why is it that the more I read about Lay & Co., the more Bugsy and Al keep coming to mind?

Dancers with dreams

EW YORK – On Friday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m., the YAI Players, a performance troupe consisting of people with disabilities, in collaboration with the Theater of Dreams and The Berkeley Carroll School will perform God Bless the Child at the Construction Company (10 E. 18th Street between 5th and Broadway).

Buffalo Creek disaster: A crime by any other name

Jeffrey Reiman, in The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison points out that when coal companies intentionally design disasters, these intentional acts are called an “accident” or a “tragedy.” The label “mass murder” is never applied.

War on terrorism spreads to Philippines

The injection of U.S. combat troops into the Philippines, ostensibly to train the Philippine army in a minor conflict with a small rebel Muslim group, is meeting with broad opposition from Filipino people.

Theres work at the retread shop

Always one to follow Daddy’s example, George Bush the Appointed has given a host of Bush Sr. retreads a number of prominent posts in his administration.

Minimum wage: Falling behind

Congress last raised the minimum wage in 1997 when it established the current $5.15 per hour.

Oregonians urge public takeover of Enron unit

Ratepayers of Portland General Electric (PGE) are so fed up with the thievery by the utility’s parent company, Enron, they are demanding that the State of Oregon take over PGE and run it in the public interest. For the entire article, click on the headline. More information to be found at Citizen's For Tax Justice and Sen. Barbara Boxer's pages.

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