The revelations about the sexual abuse of children in the U.S. Catholic
Church have become an enormous issue for the nation’s 64 million Roman
Catholics, and for society as a whole. When the scandal first broke in
the Greater Boston area this January, the extent of the problem and its
wider implications were not...
40,000-75,000 protested in Washington DC on April 20th
against Bush’s "War on Terrorism" and its possible extension to Iraq, US
aid to Colombia, the School of the Americas, and the annual meeting of
the IMF and World Bank. There were also solidarity demonstrations in San
Francisco with 15,000...
From January 31st through February 4th, workers,
youth, environmentalists, and an assortment of activists welcomed the
corporate elites of the World Economic Forum to New York City, with
rousing protests of over 10,000 people.
Toronto, 15 April - Over 8,000 public sector workers marched on the
provincial legislature at the swearing-in ceremony of the new premier.
Forty-five thousand workers from Ontario Public Service Employees Union
have been on strike since 13 March. The union is asking for wage and
benefit increases. The ruling Ontario...
The celebrations by the ruling elite in Venezuela and the White House on
Saturday 14 April following the removal of Hugo Chávez from power by a
military coup were premature. Within a matter of hours the...
Hugo Chávez, elected president of Venezuela in 1998, heads the most
radical populist government currently in power. Now, after four years,
his regime is at a crossroads as social turmoil and conflict continues.
Boston’s 2002 May Day rally was called by the local AFL/CIO together
with immigrant organisations in support of immigrant rights and
legalisation of immigrants. AFL-CIO leader Linda Chavez-Thompson and
local immigrant and union leaders spoke. The rally was held in downtown
Boston, on Boston Common, and attended by...
"With five Presidents in less than two weeks, Argentina faces the
deepest crisis in its history. The cancellation of elections convened
for March and the installation of the Peronist Senator Eduardo Duhalde
as the new President will not stabalise the situation.