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.


Appeals Court Nominee Thomas B. Griffith is a Wrong Choice

Bush's judicial appointee Thomas B. Griffith has a strong record of opposition to women’s rights and falsely answered questions about is record under oath.


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).


Untrue Colors: Social Security in Black and White

Can you fool all of the people all of the time? The politics of Social Security suggest not in 2005.


Why Affirmative Action is Necessary

Although the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action and scholarly studies have shown the benefits of enrolling a diverse range of qualified students, opponents of the programs continue to make misleading arguments.



Singing “Ain’t going to let nobody turn me round,” 10,000 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge here March 6 to protest Bush-Cheney voter suppression tactics and to demand renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act set to expire in 2007.

Women Workers Fighting Exploitation

This month the global union movement is hosting a series of events to honor women’s struggle to attain justice and equality.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: 40 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' A Promise Still Unfulfilled

Forty years ago this coming Sunday, Americans were stunned by the spectacle of law enforcement officers brutally assaulting non-violent civil rights marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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