Regional meeting to oppose FTAA wraps up in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba – The Hemispheric Meeting to Oppose the Free Trade Area of the Americas ended its four days of sessions Nov. 16 in the Cuban capital.

The uses and abuses of anti-Communism

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Addressing Parliament on Sept. 20, South African Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said, among other things, that South Africa is opposed to terrorism.

Arizonas second biggest county wins Chavez holiday

PIMA COUNTY. Ariz. – Bowing to a well-organized campaign and public pressure, the Pima County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 13 approved a Cesar Chavez paid holiday by a vote of 3 to 2.

Students mobilize to protect Pell Grant

Concerned that the recently announced budget shortfall will translate into cuts in the program and threaten the $4,000 maximum grant appropriated in spending bills, students and student advocates are mobilizing in support of increased spending in the Pell grant program.

Amid the ruins, a call for justice and peace

NEW YORK – A young woman stood in the crowd on Church Street one block north of the ruins of the World Trade Center. It was just two months after the Sept. 11 attack and smoke was still rising from the rubble.

Charleston Five agreement detailed

CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a stunning reversal, the Charleston Five, union longshoremen who spent nearly 20 months under house arrest for daring to picket a non-union shipping company, were freed after South Carolina Attorney General Charles Condon was forced out of the case.

Seattle protests FBI raid

SEATTLE – Chanting, “Being a Muslim is not a crime,” more than 200 people marched here Nov. 7 to support civil rights for Somalian residents.

Rally blasts Bush giveaways to rich

CHICAGO – Several hundred people, including many who were attending the national convention of USA Action, rallied in the State of Illinois Plaza here Sept. 14 to denounce the Bush administration’s giveaways to the rich and to demand help for people affected by Sept. 11 and the current recession.

NYC firefighters fight City Hall and win

NEW YORK – Amidst the burning rubble of the World Trade Center, firefighters continue to extinguish the two-month-old fires and search for the remains of thousands still buried there. Just as it should be.

NYC homeless and hungry grows after 9/11

NEW YORK – The number of homeless and hungry in New York City is increasing.

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