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Groups gear up to defeat anti-GLBT ballot measures

Campaigns in Nevada, Florida and Michigan are working to defeat anti-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) measures scheduled to appear on ballots this fall.

Harvard students on tour for justice

ST. LOUIS – Harvard students are touring campuses across the country as part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Justice for Janitors Campaign. Allegra Churchill, a Harvard student, and Frank Morley, a Harvard janitor, spoke at Washington and Webster University April 17 and 18, respectively.

Vieques activists plan actions

BRONX, N.Y. – “Put it in writing” was the message being sent to President George W. Bush from the National Vieques Summit for Peace with Justice held here April 12-13. For the entire article, click on the headline. To visit the website for Vieques Libre, click here.

Speakers denounce Bush war on people

WASHINGTON – Speakers at peace rallies in the nation’s capital, April 20, touched off cheers as they denounced George W. Bush for using the Sept. 11 terrorist attack as a smokescreen for “war” against poor and working people at home and abroad.

Im here to walk the talk

CHICAGO – Beth Johnson had never been to a national demonstration before. Now, on a chilly Chicago street, she was one of about 400 people setting out on a 14-hour bus trip to Washington, D.C., for the April 20 Stop the War demonstration.

Unions unite for environment, safety

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The West Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joined forces at a protest rally last Monday in support of two bills before the California legislature that would protect the environment and increase highway safety in port areas.

Iowans hold state peace conference

DES MOINES – The All Iowa Anti-War Convergence brought 200 Iowans from throughout the state to Drake University recently to support the April 20 March on Washington and strengthen the anti-war movement in Iowa.

International Notes

Massive French protests vs. Le Pen/China urges support for developing countries/Niger cuts ties with Israel/Ukraine elections bolster anti-people reforms

Beware the home-ownership Enron

In a cruel hoax, the capitalists are singing “home ownership” as a solution to the terrible insecurity their system creates daily. President George W. Bush is the current lead for the “Culture of Ownership” band. But beware the “Enron” in their siren song!

WTOs third try a charm for Southern nations

Two years ago in Seattle, the transnational corporations at the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) expected to extend so-called “free trade,” already in place under NAFTA, around the world. Their plot failed due to the opposition of two potent forces.

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