Bush's Social Security Crisis Rhetoric Falling Flat

Opponents of Bush's Social Security privatization plan continue to wonder what crisis President Bush and the Republicans are talking about as they try to sell the president's plan to the public.

Campaign to Renew Voting Rights Mobilizes

Representatives from several national organizations announced the goal of collecting 1 million signatures in a petition drive to encourage Congressional reauthorization of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


Agent Orange research cancelled: 'A series of lies, deceit and blackmail'

US-funded project to research the connection between the use of Agent Orange during the war and the physical and emotional disabilities suffered by so many in Vietnam was cancelled.


Majority Rejects Hypocrisy of Bush's 'Culture of Life'

According to the CNN/USA Today/Gallup nationwide poll, Bush's job-approval rating has sunk to lowest point of his presidency due, at least in part, to public opposition to his intervention in the Terri Schiavo case.


Bush’s ‘working retirement’: Work till you drop

“First there was the working lunch, then the working vacation. Now, thanks to George Bush, we are threatened with the working retirement.”


Republicans Block Legislative Efforts To Protect Children

Child poverty and exposure to socials ills are growing, and the people who currently control our national government seem little concerned, according to recent information provided by the non-partisan Children's Defense Fund.

Terri Schiavo and the Right's 'Culture of Life'

I was thinking of our country’s long struggle for a democracy of substance – from workers’ rights to civil rights and equality – as I watched the sad and sinister debates concerning Terry Schiavo.


South African Trade Unionists and Communists Meet

A bilateral meeting of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) took place in Johannesburg yesterday (22 March).


Book Review – Eternal Treblinka, Charles Patterson

Charles Patterson’s Eternal Treblinka is a work that resonates and extends the best of liberal humanism and broad left activism to the exploitation, oppression and extermination of non-human species.


Back (door) Stabbed

President Bush created the back-door draft in Executive Order 13223 on September 14, 2001, three days after 9/11. It implemented the stop loss program.

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