October

International notes

India: Plans made for Nov. 14 anti-Iraq war demo / China: Reaffirms political settlement re Iraq / Brazil: Metalworkers’ Federation congratulates Lula / Ireland: Anti-Racist Workplace Week / Korea: North-South cooperation affirmed / South Africa: Unions protest food prices

National Clips

TAOS, N.M.: 2,500 march at Rumsfeld’s house / FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.: African-American Research Library & Cultural Center opens / AUGUSTA, Me., MONTPELIER, Vt., NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Marchers call for peace / ALBANY, N.Y.: Insurers must cover womens’ health needs / NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Religious leaders meet on AIDS in Africa / SANTA MONICA, Calif.: Voters to decide on living wage law / NEW YORK: MIT on WTC collapse

Bush, Cheney and Halliburton found guilty

DALLAS – Two hundred low-income activists rode into Dallas on Oct. 24 to make sure that the world knows how George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the Halliburton Corporation are pulling America down.

Devious: In Jeb Bushs own words

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – In the dead of night, an unknown graffiti artist is placing a big sticker on Jeb Bush campaign posters across the state. The sticker has just one word: “Devious.”

International notes

Italy: General strike for workers’ rights / Colombia: Public workers need support / Kenya: Teachers gain int’l solidarity / Belgium: Int’l unionists denounce McDonald’s / Israel: 100,000 workers strike

Israelis protest show trial of Palestinian

TEL-AVIV – Marwan Barghouti, the leader of El-Fatah – the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) majority party chaired by Yasser Arafat – is being convicted and sentenced to death by a small group of hysterical people. Barghouti, arrested in April by the Israeli occupation regime, faces numerous charges, including murder. He was brought with shackled hands and feet to the district court here, Oct. 3.

National Clips

Working families tell candidates: No more business as usual / Texas’ fate is in Latino hands / PHOENIX: Farmworkers lead voter registration drive / PHILADELPHIA: Activist runs for state rep. / BALTIMORE: NAACP says no ‘first-strike’ on Iraq / BOSTON: Demands for peace continue / SANTA CRUZ, Calif.: Campus rallies against Iraq war / TUCSON: 1,500 rally against Bush’s war / WASHINGTON, D.C.: High Court supports juvenile death penalty / HOUSTON: Immigrant workers demand justice / ATLANTA: Delta announces more lay-offs

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Nov. 5: A referendum on Bush policies

Commentary These are not ordinary times. And Nov. 5 – Election Day – is no ordinary day. This election more than any in recent memory offers voters an unparalleled opportunity to strike a blow against the extreme right and for peace, progress and sanity.

ILWU to Bush: We wont let you take waterfront from us

LOS ANGELES – International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) President James Spinosa and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka both spoke at the Oct. 22 general membership meeting of ILWU Local 13 where nearly 2,000 members packed the union hall to hear reports on developments in their battle with their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

ACLU presses Safe and Free campaign

WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is mobilizing its 53 chapters and 300,000 members in a campaign to keep the nation “Safe and Free” from attacks on constitutional rights by the Bush administration.

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