November

Colorado, D.C., New Jersey and Wisconsin go over the top and keep on going!

NEW YORK — The 2007 People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Fund drive is moving ahead steadily, fueled by the enthusiasm and contributions of grassroots supporters.

UN spurns U.S. blockade of Cuba, again

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) — The United Nations General Assembly snubbed the United States for its hostility towards Cuba, Oct. 30, amid fresh calls for an end to the 45-year economic and financial embargo imposed on the socialist island.

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Mexican museum honors Day of the Dead

CHICAGO — I recently visited the National Museum of Mexican Art’s 21st annual “Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): A New Beginning,” an exhibition here, so I could reflect on one of the most important traditions celebrated in Mexico.

Confined animal feeding stinks to high heaven

If you are driving down the interstate and suddenly come on a terrible smell, you are probably passing the site of a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO). There, thousands of animals are crowded together, being fed to get up to market weight. The manure these operations produce equals the sewage produced by a city.

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THIS WEEK IN LABOR: Nov. 3

Union demands apology Autoworkers back nurses Large union endorses Barack Obama Big New York union backs HR 676 AFL-CIO takes case vs. Bush overseas

Union leader: Bush failed in Calif. Fire

ENSCONDIDO, Calif. (PAI) — California officials showed leadership helping hundreds of thousands of San Diego-area residents forced to flee their homes during the state’s weeklong fire disaster, said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, but President Bush didn’t.

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Introducing Shades of Green

There’s an old saying that “there is nothing new under the sun,” meaning the essence of life — matter — can be neither created nor destroyed. It just changes form.

Youth face tough economic times

While looking at most media coverage and news analysis about the current economic crisis, you will find almost no references to how the situation is affecting young people. There is little, if any, talk of what is happening in our nation’s schools and universities. However, for a number of reasons, it is easy to see that young people are being hit especially hard.

WORLD NOTES: Nov. 3

Palestine: Siege tightens on Gaza Congo: Humanitarian crisis looms Venezuela: New socialist party on track Italy: Protest to gov’t, ‘Do better’ Philippines: Scandals build

21 states to exhaust childrens health funds in 2008

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans sustained President Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill for the second time in as many weeks, ignoring a new report that 21 states will run out of SCHIP funds in 2008 unless Congress approves the program with a big increase over current spending.

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