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Editorial: Hypocrisy on terrorism

While the Bush administration talks tough on terrorism, it went to court to keep admitted terrorist murderer Luis Posada Carriles from being brought to justice. Posada Carriles, among other things, masterminded the 1976 bombing of a Cuban passenger jet that killed over 70 people.

Guantanamo hunger strike

Despite conflicting reports from the Pentagon and total silence from the Red Cross, prisoners at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have held several hunger strikes since 2002, protesting conditions and their prolonged confinement without any formal charges.


Extradite Posada Carriles; Like a tree Fault capitalism; Scary Silence; Reality time?; Chutzpah

Labor Update

Boeing grounded for third week AFSCME, SEIU sign pact Toast the Farmworkers Steelworkers vote ‘no’ 140-0 International support for NYU union Unite Here leaves AFL-CIO


HUNTSVILLE, Texas: State executes Frances Newton ATLANTA: Civil rights groups sue to protect voting rights RICHMOND, Va.: Mountaintop mining back in court JACKSON, Miss.: Justice Dept. smears environmental groups

Calif. gov. to veto same-sex marriage

Within a day after the California Legislature approved a bill legalizing same sex marriage, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said last week that while he respects the legal protections already in place in California for gays, he would reject the bill and believes the issue should be settled in court.


NWA fight is everyone’s fight; Katrina and Iraq; Katrina awakens whites?; Katrina, racism and art;Union-powered solidarity

Editorial: Respect Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez charged Sept. 13 that the Bush administration was trying to interfere with his participation in the UN’s 60th Anniversary Summit session by denying visas to his security and medical teams.

Editorial: Corporate looters

Shaw Group, Fluor, Bechtel, Halliburton and its subsidiary KBR are flocking like vultures to feast on the $62 billion or more in federal contracts to rebuild the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina. These “no bid” contracts are nothing less than a looting of the public till.

Forced labor a global menace

Anna, now 21 years old, was born in the Ukrainian town of Kamenets-Podolsky, then still a part of the Soviet Union. During her early childhood, she led a typical family life and her basic needs were met. She lived with her mother and father, who was an engineer.

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