AFSCME meet takes on war, organizing, elections

Delegates to the 13th Biennial Convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 in Illinois called upon members of Congress to refuse to approve the Bush administration’s request for additional funding for Iraqi reconstruction unless such funding is part of a genuine multilateral coalition under the auspices of the United Nations and unless it is coupled with commensurate federal funding for cash-strapped state and local governments.

Bomb and Iraqify: Bush re-election plan

The U.S. unleashed a massive bombing attack on central Iraq Nov. 18, dropping 2,000- and 1,000-pound bombs around Baghdad, a little over five months after President Bush declared the end of “major combat” May 1.