It's spring, and all over town I see little boys - 1, 2 and 3 years old - stubbornly pushing their own strollers, with their resigned parents half-crouched behind them and helping to steer. It was our 14-month-old grandson's ardent devotion to stroller-pushing that alerted me to the phenomenon. Maybe little girls do it, too, but not in my experience.
All through May the people of Peru built a powerful wave of struggle--isolating the corrupt government and shaking the rotten system that holds them in misery.
Peru's President Toledo responded with bloody repression--imposing a fascistic "state of emergency" and unleashing his soldiers to kill people in the streets.
As we go to press, this powerful upsurge is still shaking the country.
The following report is based on mainstream press accounts.
The MediaNews Group, lead by its CEO William Dean Singleton, is busy attempting to smash a union drive at the Brattleboro Reformer (circulation 11,500), a daily newspaper it owns in Brattleboro, Vermont. But the workers are fighting back