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Speaking up vs. anti-immigrant hate campaign

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has backed down from a plan to make regular driver’s licenses available to undocumented immigrants, after being targeted by a national hate campaign in the right-wing media.


Lightbulb moment: The mercury dilemma with compact fluorescent lights

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Four Sister’s Housing Cooperative, a leafy, three-building complex with over 400 residents near Vancouver’s bustling waterfront, has replaced all incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFL) in public areas.

Safety and health starts with changing the workplace

After more than nine years of stalling, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally taken the important step of establishing a federal regulation requiring employers to furnish, at no cost, all protective equipment that workers need. The new rule is to take effect in mid-May 2008, six months after its publication by OSHA


South Korea: Gov’t promotes North-South integration Russia: Ford workers on strike Afghanistan: Taliban gains ground Nigeria: Leaders reject Pentagon buildup


World celebrates Russian Revolution

MOSCOW — Over 20,000 people marched and rallied here Nov. 7 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. The date marks the victory by the Russian working class and its peasant allies for political power, sending shockwaves around the world. Commemorative events involving thousands more were held across the country

Colombias Uribe blocks prisoner exchange

Amid recriminations and hyperbole, Venezuela-Colombia relations have deteriorated following Colombian President Alvaro Uribe’s suspension of negotiations toward an exchange of 500 imprisoned combatants of the Revolutionary Army Forces of Colombia (FARC) for 45 prisoners held by the FARC, the left-wing guerrilla movement that has been fighting conservative Colombian governments since 1964.

Jewish Americans speak out for Middle East peace

CLEVELAND — Anna Baltzer, author of “Witness in Palestine: Journal of a Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories,” spoke on Nov. 19 at the Middle East Peace Forum here, a “culturally diverse group” committed to promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. Also speaking were Hannah Mermelstein and Alison Weir.

Terrorist Posada is some kind of exception

It was “the first time the case of Luis Posada has been heard before Congress,” said Jose Pertierra, the Washington lawyer representing Venezuela in its request for Posada’s extradition. He was referring to the hearing Nov. 15 called by Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee.

POEM: Hey Bush

Hey Bush step back. Stop trying to kill Iraq. You devil that’s a fact. Stop trying to act.

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