Reposted from Workday Minnesota WASHINGTON - Unions and their allies, working both through ground troops and over the air, are pushing senators of both parties to approve the giant economic stimulus bill now moving through Congress.
Original source: With the nation’s economy sinking deeper and deeper into recession and more and more workers losing their jobs, Senate Republicans are playing a partisan game of ideological chicken over President Obama’s economic recovery package. They appear to be saying, “Give us even greater tax cuts for big business and millionaires, or we will do all we can to kill this bill.”
Washington, (Prensa Latina) At least 55 people died victims of snow storms hitting the northeast region of US more than a week ago, local authorities reported Tuesday.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in a report released Feb. 3 charges that three Washington D.C. organizations have racist roots and that they were the most responsible for blocking comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. All three groups – the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA – are all part of a single chain of lobbyist groups conceived, founded and funded by John Tanton known as an extreme white nationalist and anti-immigrant culprit, says SPLC.
HUNDREDS of Afghans demonstrated on Sunday against an overnight US military raid that had killed several civilians. The US military claimed that its forces had killed two guerillas.
BELÉM, Brazil, Jan 30 (IPS) - 'True socialism is feminist,' and is already being built, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, standing next to three other South American presidents, all of them men, at a dialogue that took place Thursday at the World Social Forum (WSF).
Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of State notified the Blackwater company in writing it will not renew the contract with the firm to protect Iraq, the media reported.
The senator will need all the skill and patience he brought to the Northern Irish peace process. But Hamas must be at the table.
Original source: Nearly 100 million football fans across the country will be tuning in to watch Bruce Springsteen belt out his trademark songs celebrating America’s workers during halftime at the Super Bowl this evening. They also will see two new 30-second commercials—estimated to cost at least $3 million each—from Bridgestone Firestone, the world’s largest tire company and the halftime sponsor.
Friday, was the second of two big days for labor at the Obama White House, as the new president continued the process of reversing Republican measures. On Thursday the administration signed a new law insuring equal payand giving workers more time to file suits.