INDIANAPOLIS – On Dec. 17 over 350 union delegates assembled here for the 22nd Indiana State AFL-CIO convention.
DALLAS – Activists from the civil rights, environmental, labor and peace movements have already come together in here as the new year begins. At least three joint actions have brought the formerly separate groups closer together.
When we marched to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday we never dreamed what it would become.
CHICAGO – After getting a $15-billion bailout, major airlines then used Sept. 11 as a pretext to eliminate meals on most domestic flights.
ATLANTA – The State of the Black World Conference was held here Nov. 28-Dec. 2 with 700 African Americans, Africans and African descendents from England, the Americas and many Caribbean Islands, including Cuba.
The first storm of the season brought more than snow and cold to the thousands of homeless people in New York City.
The Communist Party of Argentina (CPA) hailed the victory of the mass uprising led by the United Left that has forced the resignation of four presidents in Argentina in the past two weeks. For the homepage of the CPA, click here. (En español)
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous Jan. 8 decision to reverse a lower court’s ruling, which had been in favor of an injured woman auto worker, was sharply criticized by defenders of civil rights for disabled people. They branded it another step to undermine the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To visit the American Association of People with Disabilities click here.
Jim Jennings, president of Conscience International, has seen the costs of war up close. Jennings, currently preparing for his fourth trip to Afghanistan, said, “The public is being shielded from the extent of civilian casualties; if people saw the war close up, they would not be so enthusiastic about it.”
From its inception in 1991, the Sao Paolo Forum has been an important vehicle for the exchange of views and experiences for the Latin American and Caribbean left. The 10th Sao Paolo Forum was held Dec. 3-7 in Havana, Cuba. Radio Havana Cuba has more on this subject here.