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55 dead in US snow storms

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.

Study uncovers racist roots in anti-immigrant groups

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.

Afghans protest against US bombing raids

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.

World Social Forum: presidents for feminist socialism

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 cuts Blackwater links

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.

George Mitchell and the Middle East

The senator will need all the skill and patience he brought to the Northern Irish peace process. But Hamas must be at the table.

$3 Million for Super Bowl Ad $3 for workers who paid for it

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.

President Obama: Labor is 'part of the solution'

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.

To help economy recover, join a union

Rise in union membership reported The Labor Department reported Jan. 29 that the number of union members increased by 428,000 in 2008, hiking the total increase in union membership to 750,000 in the last two years.

Obama as Savior? He'd better be

So he can't walk on water. Nor heal the sick with a touch. His smile won't summon sunrise, nor cause angelic choirs to sing from the skies. Still. Of all the presidential candidates ever to rise on the world stage, none have appeared more attuned than Barack Hussein Obama to notions of the common good--notions of inclusion, openness, nurturing, forgiveness and reconciliation, in keeping with our best spiritual traditions.

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