Bush the Younger needs some elementary grammar lessons. Words such as “may,” “possibly,” “could,” “might,” “suspect,” are all conditional words, indicating some uncertainty or lack of proof for whatever is being asserted. For example, when he says, “Iraq may have certain weapons of mass destruction,” that indicates a less than complete knowledge. It betrays a willingness to guess. Needless to say, guessing isn’t conviction.
PHILADELPHIA – Unemployed workers and their supporters rallied here Oct. 4 to call for the extension of the federal Temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) Program, which will expire Dec. 31.
Reprint The nation’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in September, the Labor Department said, dropping 0.1 percent.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Eight hundred people filed out of the Center Church here, and lined up on College Street at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Facing them on the sidewalk were 2,000 supporters. Downtown traffic came to a halt.
SEATTLE – A standing-room-only audience gave Rep. Jim McDermott many hearty rounds of applause as he called for putting “a million people in the street” to stop a U.S. attack on Iraq. “We’re here because we’re engaged in a national debate about life and death,” McDermott (D-Wash.) told the crowd who came to the Jefferson Park Community Center here Oct. 6 to hear his report on his recent visit to Iraq.
NEW YORK – Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women (NOW) president, spoke here Oct. 3, at New York University, before a standing-room-only crowd of about 200 people. Her speech, on the importance of feminism in today’s world, covered the topics of women’s rights, peace and the importance of the upcoming elections.
In a front page article in the Oct. 5 Albuquerque Journal, Paul Logan describes how all the Catholic leaders of New Mexico have taken a stand against a war with Iraq. “The bishops of the state are gravely concerned about the threats of war with Iraq,” said Archbishop Michael Sheehan. The elected officials of this state have been inundated by requests to take a stand against the war with Iraq.
NEW YORK – Twenty thousand people converged in Central Park Oct. 6 to proclaim in one voice, “No War!” The “Day of Resistance” brought together many different social and political organizations, including community, labor, student and religious groups. Most speakers focused on the Bush administration’s war drive on Iraq.
In honor of Russell Brodine’s 90th birthday, friends, family and admirers gathered at his home in Roslyn, Wash., and collected $700 for the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Fund Drive.
Special coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict will continue next week with on-the-scene reports from Judith Le Blanc. While attending the Communist Party of Israel’s Congress, Oct. 10-12, she will be tracking the crisis in the region in light of the Bush administration’s drive to go to war with Iraq.