Janice Rogers Brown’s Nomination to the DC Circuit—A Clear Threat to the Rights of Working Families

If confirmed, Brown will hear and decide cases involving working families’ fundamental rights and protections, such as the freedom to form unions and the right to safe workplaces.


Report: Social Security is the Cornerstone of Retirement

The authors of the report argue that their findings show that private-based retirement plans have a poor record in providing for the needs of middle and lower-income workers. In fact, “The many ways in which Social Security has proven superior to private retirement benefits,” the authors insist, “should give pause to those who want to carve up Social Security through privatization.”


Bush Administration Attempts to Influence Global HIV/AIDS Policy

This week, the administration forced The Global Fund to accept Randall Tobias, U.S. Ambassador for AIDS Coordination, as the chairman of the Policy and Strategy Committee. This will give the Bush administration undue influence on international HIV/AIDS policy, and will likely be a death sentence for many living with the disease.


Labor Takes on Wall-Street over Social Security Privatization

'...rally participants wore masks of CEO Charles Schwab and held signs saying “Double Talk Chuck,” mocking the company’s current ad campaign to “Talk to Chuck.” Clients and investors called on the company to withdraw from corporate coalitions and groups that are actively promoting plans by President Bush and California Governor Schwarzenegger to slash guaranteed retirement benefits for millions of workers.


New U.S. doctrine proposes nuclear strikes

The new doctrine proposes eight specific cases in which regional commanders in the Pacific and other theaters may request presidential approval to carry out a nuclear strike.


Filibuster Compromise: Activist Judges to Get a Vote

Right-wing religious groups that helped mobilize voters to continue the Republican Party’s ruling status in the last election are outraged over the Senate filibuster compromise related to Bush’s judicial nominations late last night.

Top Ten Reasons Why 'W' IS WRONG FOR WOMEN

Last year we learned the Bush Administration erased fact sheets about equal pay for women workers from federal government web sites. But George W. Bush can't erase his record.


Medicaid on the Block

Nationally and locally, right-wing Republicans are out to destroy Medicaid. They believe that the public health and medical service program is inefficient and unprofitable.


From Outrage to Action: Defending Civil Rights Today

The movement of African Americans for full social, economic and political equality has always been decisive to the struggle for democracy and the advance towards socialism.


The Church at the Crossroads

Religion’s role in the political arena has sharpened because the ruling class has harnessed a sector of the Christian religious community to serve its interests.

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