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Stewards bargain Costco contract PFOA contaminates water Cutting gov’t funds for union-busters! N.Y. hires bilingual investigators PWA hits Michigan ruling


South Africa: Business practices vs. human rights Israel: Use of cluster bombs violated U.S. pact Philippines: Judge’s report accuses military of murders Colombia: Coal miners win contract Spain: Judge probes CIA torture flights

Many political prisoners still held in Haitis jails

One year after taking office, Haitian President Rene Preval is inching closer to releasing all political prisoners, but he is not moving nearly fast enough for Pierre Antoine Lovinsky.

Japans Communists defend peace constitution

The Japanese Communist Party will keep the defense of Japan’s “peace constitution” one of its central tasks as it gears up for April’s elections to the Diet, the nation’s parliament.

Texas without Ivins

Texas progressives mourned the death of columnist and author Molly Ivins, who succumbed to cancer Jan. 31. Even the people she antagonized most — corporate bigwigs and greedy politicians — made public lamentations about the loss of our true Texas satirist.

New Orleans students still waiting for schools

When the public schools in New Orleans reopened after the winter holidays, 300 students were without a school to attend. These students have returned from other cities and towns where they were forced to relocate after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in August 2005.



N. Korea nuclear talks to resume Feb. 8

The six-party talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear issue ended in December without any substantial progress, but there is renewed hope that the next round — now scheduled for Feb. 8 — will bring more success.

Serrano bill seeks to reunite families

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced legislation to help reunite thousands of families that are being broken up by U.S. immigration laws every day.


St. Louis leader likes PWWs focus

Tony Harris, vice president of the St. Louis Gateway District Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, said that he gives to the People’s Weekly World because of its focus on working people.

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