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U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander: Oil Giants Price Gouge for Record Profits (tags)
Alexander is also proposing that working families receive a federal tax break for each family member traveling more than 20 miles round trip to work; Alexander say “these families should be permitted to receive a tax deduction or a minimum $300 tax credit for their entire annual fuel cost. As President of the United States, I would seek to make this retro-active back to January 1, 2011.”
Rising Poverty in America and Israel (tags)
Growing Poverty and Despair in America (tags)
what the dominant media won't tell you
GENTRIFICATION: IS IT URBAN RENEWAL OR URBAN REMOVAL (tags)
et city leaders, banks, and big developers know that we will not be forced out of our neighborhoods! With massive tax breaks and generous loans granted by big banks and the city administration, big developers are pushing forward in their attempt to remove poor and working families from the vibrant and colorful neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Signs of gentrification are everywhere. Rents are increased to drive families out of their homes, to be replaced with luxury apartments. Big national mega-stores are replacing local mom and papa businesses. As residents are forced out, stable communities are torn apart. Immigrant working families, who have lived and worked here for generations, are being pushed out by a profit-driven campaign of racist gentrification
Stewart Acuff, special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney touts EFCA (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act: Acuff told his Denver audience that he believes the legislation will come before Congress in seven to eight weeks and that he is hopeful Senate Democrats will be able to round up 60 votes.
12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)
If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)
[I]f your going to support a candidate who doesn't represent any of the values you believe in, then you can't have too many bloodthirsty war criminals endorsing him.
Santa Ana Labor Rally: HEY, ARNOLD! NO BUDGET CUTS! (tags)
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
ALERT - Stop the Budget Cuts! (tags)
A vote is possible February 1. Call your representatives toll free and oppose the budget reconciliation bill - 1-800-393-1082
Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)
[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)
Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges
This Shouldn't Be a Brutality Contest (tags)
"it is quite likely that a good number of the naked, hooded, and sexually abused Iraqis shown in those photos are completely innocent"
Bush raises $170 Million, Kerry surges to $61 Million (tags)
Bush is aided by a network of 455 top fund-raisers who have each gathered at least $100,000 for the campaign.
Grocery workers win lawmakers’ backing (tags)
LOS ANGELES – If Safeway and its CEO Steve Burd have their way, the 21st century will have conditions more like the 19th century for working families, said Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, speaking to a panel led by four Democratic California congresspeople.
Help Grocery Workers and Their Families (tags)
Good links for info and aid to grocery strikers
Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull (tags)
CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy.
Unionists launch drive to win White House (tags)
DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here on May 16 and 17. In his opening remarks AFSCME President Gerald McEntee blasted the Bush White House, calling the 2004 elections “critical for AFSCME members and all of America’s working families.”