Hardship in America

A recent study confirms what many working class families know from experience - the official Federal poverty level is inadequate to meet their bare minimum needs. Released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), it studies the real cost of living for working families and is based on 400 basic family budgets reflecting locations in the 50 states (including metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas in each state) for families ranging in size from one parent with one child to two parents with three children (under 12 years old).

Good response = fewer cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Paulo Teixeira, director of Brazil's Sexually Transmitted Disease/AIDS Program, told a CBC 'brain trust' that Brazil's energetic grassroots-oriented program has slashed HIV/AIDS infections in half.

Free speech group attacks anti-terror bill

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is waging a last ditch struggle to block a so-called 'anti-terrorism' measures adopted by the House and Senate that grants the Bush Administration sweeping new powers of detention and surveillance without judicial review.

Fast track is the wrong track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In Tennessee, we have felt the loss of more than 25,000 textile and industrial jobs due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Many of these jobs were union jobs that paid workers good wages for a 40-hour workweek.

Crisis spurs need for action

The crisis in everyday living that too many people face in our country generated a national health movement that has been pressuring local, state and national government officials to protect the public's health.

Congress stiffs workers

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said the Senate filibuster that defeated legislation providing immediate aid for the 140,000 airline workers who will be laid off as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack 'signals an intention to serve workers last and least at the table of economic recovery.'

Companies using war to deny workers needs

Many things have changed in the period since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the bombing of Afghanistan.

Colombian union leader killed

Gustavo Soler, president of the El Paso section of the energy workers' union Sintramienergetica, has been murdered in Colombia. His death adds one more name to the long list of Colombians slain for defending workers' rights.

Children bring cranes to peace park

SEATTLE, Wash. - Sadako Peace Park is a small bit of open space near the University of Washington here. On October 12, it was the gathering point for students from the North Kitsap Options Program of the Gordon Elementary School.

Berlin's first big peace rally in years

BERLIN, Germany - Berlin's march for peace was a joyous moment in tragic times. The peace movement, languishing for years, enlisted all its energy and was rewarded by a turnout of over 50,000 people in Berlin and 25,000 in Stuttgart, plus smaller gatherings in Nuremberg and other cities.

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