Posted by randyshannon on July 6, 2008
The weekly vigil for peace observed Independence Day at the Beaver County Courthouse on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The five year long witness against war happens every Saturday and all are welcome.
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Posted by carldavidson on July 6, 2008
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, United Mine Workers
No Good Reason
For Any Worker
Not Voting Obama
By Richard Trumka
AFl-CIO Speech, July 1, 2008
to Steelworkers Convention
I want to take a little opinion poll.
If you think America ought to keep going in the same direction George Bush and Dick Cheney have been taking us in stand up.
(Well, I’m going to cut some of you guys in the aisle a break and assume you didn’t understand the question.)
Now, stand up if you think it’s time we had a president who’s going to fight for national health care, sign the Employee Free Choice Act, strengthen OSHA, defend Social Security, end the war, and protect American jobs?
Well, congratulations — you just answered the question that’s stumped all the commentators and columnists and consultants in Washington, D.C. who are asking how Barack Obama is going to win the votes of workers in states like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »
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