Miami journalists take govt money

Using information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the Miami Herald on Sept. 8 named 10 journalists as having received U.S. government money for work with Radio and TV Marti, the U.S. outlet for propaganda to Cuba.


MovieREVIEW: As American as getting high

CHICAGO — What we are watching in Anna Boden’s and Ryan Fleck’s “Half Nelson” feels like a “full nelson.” The camera lingers, following two people.


Giving women composers their due

Performed by Dr. Charlotte Mueller, “Woman’s Work” is a collection of piano music by seven women composers of the 19th and 20th centuries whose lives and accomplishments reflect social and political struggles of those eras, women whose names have hit the music history books but whose work is hardly known.




Hazleton, Pa.: In a town built by immigrants, residents speak out

HAZLETON, Pa. — Since the end of the 19th century, when workers from eastern Europe flocked to this area to work in the coal mines, Hazleton has been a city of immigrant workers. These workers joined the Mine Workers Union and the area was the site of great labor struggles.

Business-backed DLC supports union-backed law

WASHINGTON (PAI) —Showing the power of election-year politics to unify feuding factions, the mostly business-backed Democratic Leadership Council said on Sept. 6 that it formally backs the labor-pushed Employee Free Choice Act.


East Timor: Popular forces under the gun India: 50 coal miners killed Canary Islands: Massive influx of African migrants Afghanistan: Taliban are back Japan: Gov’t bans contaminated U.S. rice


Haiti activists say solidarity needed

BERKELEY, Calif. — A standing room only crowd packed St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church Sept. 9 as U.S. and Haitian activists called for continuing solidarity with the Haitian people’s struggle for peace, justice and democracy.

Blairs announcement leaves questions, debate

MANCHESTER, England — Prime Minister Tony Blair’s announcement that he would step down within the next 12 months left Britons with mixed feelings. The statement was aimed at putting a stop to dissent within the ruling Labor Party, but it opened up more criticism of both Blair and Chancellor Gordon Brown, who many believe will be the next prime minister.

Seniors show fighting spirit at Capitol

WASHINGTON — The clear thrust of the Alliance for Retired Americans convention here Sept. 5-8 was to oust the right-wing government savaging America’s senior citizens.

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