Venezuela Matters

CHICAGO — During an Aug. 24 press conference with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who denounced televangelist Pat Robertson’s call for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s assassination, the consul general of Venezuela, Martin Sanchez, announced a multimedia cultural exhibit called “Venezuela Matters.” The exhibit will open Oct. 13-14 at Chicago’s East River Art Center. And on Oct. 15, Afro-Venezuelan Day will be celebrated at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters here.


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Editorial: Labor Day 2005

Asked in June to take the pulse of his members, neighbors and friends, Ohio autoworker union leader Lloyd McHaffrey replied, “Everybody’s uneasy.”

Librarians protest Patriot Act

A lawsuit filed by an unnamed member of the American Library Association in Connecticut brings out in the open the Bush administration’s efforts to monitor our reading habits under the USA Patriot Act. The suit comes at the same time as a House-Senate conference committee is moving to renew the act, passed by Congress in October 2001.

Labor Update

Privatizing food stamps NLRB upholds ban on friendship; Autoworkers push fuel efficiency; Youngstown newspaper strike ends; Service workers of the world unite!