House Passes Historic Employment Non-discrimination Act

The House of Representatives yesterday (11-07-07) passed the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA), an historic civil rights measure that would bar discrimination against workers in hiring, firing, or promotion based on sexual orientation.


Civil Rights Groups Oppose Mukasey Nomination

On November 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-8 to send the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey to the full Senate for a vote to become the next U.S. Attorney General.


Krugman on the Democrats

The liberal economist and New York Times op ed columnist Paul Krugman has just published a new book, THE CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERAL. It got a big write-up in The New York Review of Books by Michael Tomasky (11-22-07).


Japan: Mass Rally for Jobs, Ending Poverty, Defense of the Constitution

In opposition to the anti-terrorism special measures bill, constitutional revision, and consumption tax hikes, a rally was held on October 28 in Tokyo, in which some 42,000 workers and citizens took part from across the country.


Labor Changes States From Red to Blue

Key Democratic electoral victories in Kentucky and Virginia this week – fueled mainly by labor movement volunteers – signal good things to come for working families in those states.


Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon Face Prison and Deportation

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) puts the number of Iraqi refugees in Lebanon at 50,000 people, of whom only 8,476 are registered. Another 500 are being held in prison, it says, merely for violating immigration rules.


U.S. House Overrides Bush's Water Bill Veto

The U.S. House of Representatives set the stage for what could be the first override of a President Bush veto Tuesday when Republicans and Democrats joined forces and voted 361-54 to approve a $23.2 billion water resources bill.


More Outrage in Iraq, More Billions Down the Drain

Tensions over U.S. killings of civilians in Iraq received another jolt with reports that American forces killed 17 civilians and wounded several dozen others, including old people and children, in Baghdad’s impoverished Sadr City neighborhood Oct. 21.


The 'Modified' Treaty Recycles the Constitution Rejected in 2005

The draft treaty, an inextricable tangle designed to discourage any debate, takes no account of the reasons that led the citizens, two years ago, to vote 'No.'


Oil Prices Soar, Dollar Dives

Oil prices reached a record high Wednesday affected by the drop of the dollar compared to currencies like the Euro and sterling pound.

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