Under the Microscope
The rights of organized labor are going, going ...
By David Moberg
If union leaders are feeling a little paranoid about George W. Bush's re-election, maybe it's because they really are being persecuted. Republicans have both ideological and strategic reasons for an offensive against labor. Attacking unions pleases both Bush's corporate friends and the movement's conservatives, and harasses the strongest grassroots political operation opposing the Republican right.
By Laura Sanchez
A packed house greeted city councilors at the March 7 meeting. The council approved the appointment of Municipal Development Director Ed Adams to replace Diana Dorn-Jones as the city's Chief Operations Officer. Dorn-Jones resigned to run for Eric Griego's District 3 council seat. Councilor Martin Heinrich's bill requiring medicines such as Sudafed to be sold only with the assistance of store personnel passed unanimously. Druggists would also be required to keep a log of purchasers. The drugs contain ephedrine, used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Ortiz y Pino
An Honest Woman Hits a Nerve
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Whatever else one might say about the neocons and their allies on the right, the anti-abortion forces, the "shrink-guv'mint-down-to-drownin'-size" fanatics and the "Sun Never Sets on the American Empire" gang, you have to give them credit for one thing. They are much more skillful at crafting labels and nifty monikers for what they are up to than are we plodding, earnest liberal/progressive/Democrats.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O'Leary
Dateline: Cuba—Cuban President Fidel Castro celebrated International Women's Day by promising household appliances to all the ladies. In a five-hour and 45-minute speech delivered last Tuesday to throngs of cheering women, Castro pledged that 100,000 Chinese-made pressure cookers and rice cookers would be made available each month at government subsidized prices. The electric rice cooker is a prized possession in Communist-run Cuba, where the staple diet consists of black beans and rice. The cookers were banned nearly a decade ago when Cuba was plunged into economic crisis and power outages due to a loss of Soviet aid and oil. The cookers can be distributed now, Castro said, because Cuba is emerging from its longtime energy crunch. The 78-year-old leader spent two hours of his International Women's Day speech extolling the virtues of pressure cookers.
A few weeks back, Alberto Gonzales was confirmed as the new Attorney General of the United States. Sen. Pete Domenici was one of the 60 U.S. Senators who cast a "yea" vote for Gonzales' confirmation.
International Polar Bear Day
By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
Introduction to 3D Printing, Scanning and Design
By Maggie Grimason
Participants are individually scanned for 3D printing of themselves and learn how to design for 3D printing through an online program.
International Women's Day March and Rally
By Megan Reneau
March with locals in the community to commemorate this international holiday.
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