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David Moberg

Meaning of Life in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY -- It took only 15 minutes for “the wall of shame” surrounding the Summit of the Americas to crash to the ground last Friday. The bravura gesture opened a remarkable weekend of demonstrations against the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), and in support of democracy......

Stand Up, Al

Al Gore had good reason to swing by New Orleans last week to shower thanks on leaders of America‘s labor unions, who were attending the winter meeting of the AFL-CIO executive council. When labor-federation president John Sweeney leaned on his colleagues to give Gore an early endorsement last October in......

Reinventing the World

In 1968, Leone Hankey was too young to take part in the massive student protests that rocked Paris or the tumultuous anti-war protests at the Chicago Democratic convention. But the volunteer coordinator of the Southern California Fair Trade Network will definitely be in Seattle at the end of this month,......

Chicago-Style Riordan

Photo: AP/Wide World CHICAGO — At a union hall on the city’s West Side, two Chicagoans argued recently about next Tuesday’s mayoral election, which pits 10-year incumbent Mayor Richard M. Daley against Congressman Bobby Rush, a long-ago leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The first voter angrily denounced Daley......

Global Vision

When Thailand's baht collapsed last July, it seemed an event of no great significance, a pebble plopped into the sea of global finance. Today, the ripples are beginning to wash up on California shores, and nobody knows if they portend an economic tsunami or just some rough surf. But then,......
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