JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – With thousands of lives at stake and a state honeycombed with abandoned coal mines, Quecreek miners, who electrified the nation when they survived 78 hours trapped in a flooded mine, scored a small victory when they convinced an investigation panel to hold additional hearings in the evening, closer to the site.
BOSTON – The Republican Party is pulling out all the stops in an effort to elect Mitt Romney as Massachusetts governor. Within a two-week period, both President George W. Bush and his father have made campaign appearances.
BOSTON – Janitors in the Boston area entered their third week of striking the office building cleaning contractors with continued picket lines, marches, demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience to call attention to their plight and some victories.
LOS ANGELES – The West Coast waterfront battle is moving beyond the docks to the Nov. 5 elections as the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and giant retailers make clear their aim to destroy the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) through union-busting legislation in the new Congress next January.
Three weeks ago the Bush administration announced a new strategic-military policy. Named “The National Security Strategy of the United States,” the document contains little that has not been said earlier by Bush and his foreign policy aides.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Some 150 volunteers and campaign staff streamed out of a send-off meeting at the labor center here Oct. 13, headed for a day of door-to-door canvassing to re-elect labor-backed progressive Sen. Paul Wellstone, who is at the top of the Bush administration’s election hit-list.
Anti-war leaders expressed anger that lawmakers ignored a flood of anti-war mail in voting last week for a resolution that grants George W. Bush authority to launch a unilateral, preemptive attack on Iraq.
It’s no surprise that poverty is up and income down during this recession. The really bad news is that poverty rates are higher than in the 1970s, the top 5 percent of households gained at the expense of everyone else, and government policy is making things worse.
The following is the statement given from the floor of the House on October 9 by Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.). Many fine statements were given from the House and Senate floors as to why the resolutions that give the president unprecedented powers needed to be opposed. The resolutions passed, but 133 House members and 23 Senate members voted against them.
George W is a global kind of guy – he’s a big promoter of corporate globalization, and, of course, he’s launched his unlimited global war on terrorism.