Michael Dolan, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch West Coast office, discusses the campaign launched by a broad coalition of groups to defeat legislation in Congress which would grant President Bush fast track negotiating authority, the first step required to conclude negotiations on the FTAA.
Nike has to shut shop again in Melbourne, Australia. Cops too scared to protect Nike business.
Anti-capitalists and trade unions united in action shut sweatshop Nike. Copy of posting to Indy Melbourne.
As the Senate debates the $1.35 trillion tax cut package with a vote set for Monday, Billionaires for Unlimited Inheritance, a coalition of the mega-rich, are urging the Senate to pass the measure without delay. They are particularly pleased that the legislation on the floor will abolish the estate tax, thus helping them to keep vast wealth accumulating within their families for generations. The only potential pitfall the billionaires can imagine in this profitable scheme would be if the rabble call their Senators to object.
Media Coverage of Timothy McVeigh's Scheduled Execution Ignores U.S. Culture of Violence. Norman Solomon discusses the connections between vicious criminal acts and acceptable forms of institutional violence, such as the death penalty and military interventions abroad.
BOSTON, May 15 -- Anti-death penalty activists converged on the Boston Common to urge the United States government to abolish the capital punishment on what would had been the vigil of the first federal execution in 38 years. Representatives of death penalty abolitionist organizations and an exonerated death row inmate were among the roughly 75 demonstrators who voiced opposition to the death penalty regardless of the circumstances.