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French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy plans to waste no time making France a friendlier place for business — and a less friendly place for unions and would-be immigrants — but first he must win control of parliament in new elections next month.
Freddy Espitia was murdered in Monteria, Colombia, on Jan. 28. Yolanda Izquierdo was killed three days later. Both were internally displaced persons (IDPs) fighting for the rights of other displaced persons, particularly peasants.
NEW YORK — Mario Rodriguez received a call at work from his 17-year-old daughter who should have been in class at the Community School for Social Justice (CSSJ) in the Bronx. On March 21, New York City police officers had detained his daughter and another student for refusing a metal detector scan at the school.
Civil rights organizations hailed the passage of a new bipartisan hate crime bill in the House last week.
DETROIT — “The NAACP and labor have a marriage: health care, jobs, economic security. We cannot let this go,” said the Rev. Wendell Anthony, head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, at a recent labor summit here.
NEW YORK — “People vs. Profits, Volume II: The United States and the World,” a collection of columns by Communist economist Victor Perlo (1912-1999), won a Notable Mention in the reference category of the 2007 Eric Hoffer Awards for short prose and independent books.
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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said recently the recording and broadcast industries should ban three racial and sexist epithets from all clean versions of rap songs and the airwaves