According to the Oct. 4 issue of the Financial Times, Nigeria and Angola are expressing grave concern about U.S. plans to establish a military base in Sao Tome and Principe, within hailing distance of Abuja and Luanda.
Along with probably a few billion others on this planet, I keep asking, “What’s the rush, Mr. President?” The Bush administration seems intent on going to war with Iraq over the objections of most nations. In the face of questioning from prominent leaders, we get few specifics.
CD Reviews Samba Bossa Nova, Putumayo World Music, 2002 When Bossa Nova reached North America in the late 1950s, audiences eagerly embraced the cool, breezy Brazilian music. While the whispered vocals of performers such as Astrud Gilberto and Carlos Jobim won a loyal following and musical recognition, the musical genre’s popularity did not endure.
Review NEW YORK – One by one they emerge out of the darkness onto the stage. One by one they begin to tell their stories – each one different; each one the same. They are the lucky ones. They are “the exonerated.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With the motto, “Protect the real Florida – for working people!” Russell Pelle is running hard for the Soil and Water Conservation Board in Duval County, hammering Republican Gov. Jeb Bush for coddling corporate polluters and real estate developers.
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Scores of active Indiana steelworkers and retired Chicago workers greeted executives and customers of AK (Armco-Kawasaki) Steel Corporation with an angry picket line, Oct. 8, demanding a contract.
Commentary The 1985 attempt by Jim Ryan, the Republican candidate for governor and Joe Birkett, the Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, to frame two Latino men has become a red-hot issue in the Illinois elections.
The U.S. is currently engaged in wars around the world; some big and about to get bigger; some small; some covert; some on the drawing board.
Worker’s correspondence The seven days between Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 will long be remembered as “turnaround days” at Local 100, Transport Workers Union.
DALLAS – Communications Workers of America President Morton Bahr told a “get-out-the-vote” (GOTV) meeting here Oct. 3 that the Bush administration is the “most pro-business, anti-worker administration in history!” He was speaking to union officers and activists in the headquarters of CWA Local 6215, as part of a national GOTV tour.