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Immigrant mother defends sons future

CHICAGO — Two and half months have passed since Elvira Arellano took sanctuary here at a northwest side church, defying U.S. government efforts to deport her to Mexico. Arellano is optimistic about her prospects, and says her struggle to resist deportation to remain with her 7-year-old son Saul, who is a U.S. citizen, is worth the fight.

A grave injustice

On Sept. 23, some 700 people marched on the White House, demanding freedom for the so-called Cuban Five, and over the past few weeks, meetings have been held around the country with the same demand.

CWA and Indian unions take on call centers

WASHINGTON (PAI) — The burgeoning thousands of call center workers in India who serve U.S. and multinational companies, and who got jobs formerly handled by U.S. unionists, are tough to organize. They need new types of unions to accomplish that goal, the Communications Workers and Indian unionists say.

U.S. blocks medical exchange with Cuba

It is commonly believed that the U.S. blockade against Cuba, in force for over four decades, is limited to politics and economics. Cooperation for people’s health is allowed, right? Wrong.


Fighting to close the torture college

Many years ago, I stood in a cemetery in Santiago, Chile, as the fall leaves swirled in the wind. I had traveled — thousands of miles — to this immense burial ground, where I furtively made my way to the back lot. Oddly, it was the most beautiful spot I had found in this city.

Bushs reckless, imperial foreign policy

A March 2006 Council on Foreign Relations task force report on Russia, co-chaired by Jack Kemp and John Edwards, recommended the United States adopt a Cold War approach toward Russia. The task force recommended that U.S. policy toward Russia should aim at “containment” through military encirclement and a more active role in Russia’s internal affairs.

U.S. blocks medical exchange with Cuba

The U.S. blockade against Cuba, in force for over four decades, is limited to politics and economics. Cooperation for people's health is allowed, right? Wrong: For the second year in a row, the U.S. State Department denied Cuba's minister of health a visa to attend the 47th meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Sept. 25-29 in Washington.

Venezuelas Chavez says world faces choice between U.S. hegemony and survival

Speech of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the U.N. General Assembly, New York, Sept. 20, 2006. Transcript provided by

FROM THE PWW ARCHIVES, Sept. 5, 1998, European resistance to gene modification grows

The broadest political movement to be seen in Europe in recent decades has been taking shape in opposition to the development and production of genetically-modified food crops.

Oil pressure

Since the new Iraqi government was formed in May 2006, the U.S. government has dramatically scaled up its efforts to provide “advice.” In July, the administration and major oil companies reviewed and commented on a new law governing Iraq’s crucial oil sector, before it has even been seen by the Iraqi Parliament.

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