Employee Free Choice Act to go to House Floor

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) as 'a top priority' for House Democrats. Speaking at a news conference as part of a series of nation-wide events sponsored by the AFL-CIO, Pelosi said, 'It’s time to restore the right of American workers to join a union without harassment from employers.'


Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

As any board or body surfer will tell you, the ocean’s tidal currents pack considerable wallop. So why wouldn’t it make sense to harness all that formidable power, which is not too unlike that of the rivers that drive hydropower dams or the wind that drives wind turbines, to make energy?


US war plans for Iran may be irreversible

After separate meetings with President Bashar Assad of Syria, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared Muslim unity and resistance against US-Israeli conspiracies in the Middle East urgent matters for all Muslims in the region to rally around.


Born-again killer Rios Montt plans run for Guatemalan Congress

Former Guatemalan dictator General Jose Efrain Rios Montt, who prosecuted a Reagan administration-supported war of genocide against the Mayan population, on January 17, 2007 announced that he plans to run for Congress in September.


George C. Springer's Beginnings in Panama: Black-Labor Alliance

George Springer came to the United States as an immigrant from Panama. He came here to attend college in New Britain, Connecticut. In 1951 he wrote an insightful paper about the labor and anti-racist equality struggles of the Panamanian working class.


Movie Review: Letters from Iwo Jima

If only there were more Republicans like Clint Eastwood. Apart from his transformation from cowboy in Rawhide to spaghetti western star, he has become an award-winning film director and successfully contradicted his political persona.


Bush Indictment Drafted by Former Federal Prosecutor

Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor, has written a new best-selling book, US v. Bush, which includes a federal indictment against President George W. Bush and other top administration officials for conspiracy to defraud US Congress and the American people over the need to invade Iraq.


All Roads Lead to Checkpoints

There may have been a period when all roads led to Rome, but for the Palestinian people, all roads lead to checkpoints. The latest checkpoint Palestinians find themselves at is not manned by Israel but rather the ostensible mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Quartet (which is comprised of the US, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations).


Bush's Threats Against Iran Are Pushing Up Oil Prices

President Bush's tough talk with Iran, like his rhetoric prior to invading Iraq, is racheting up oil prices around the world and picking the pockets of American motorists.


House rips Iraq war

Hundreds of lawmakers stood on the House floor this week to denounce President Bush’s decision to send 48,000 more combat and support troops to Iraq.

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