Daily Archives: April 30, 2004

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Supreme Court Sides With Republican Gerrymanderers

[ The very justices who made the actual votes of the American people in the 2000 presdential election irrelevant are those who today sided with Republicans to disenfranchise voters in Pennsylvania (Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy). With a Republican governor and Legislature, the new [Congressional district] boundaries were set so that Democratic incumbents were placed in the same district in two instances, and another Democratic representative was placed in a heavily Republican district. Districts were given highly irregular shapes to give Republicans a further advantage. A similarly devious scheme was carried out by Republicans in Texas. As Justice Stevens opined, […]

Bush Rejects Labor’s Call to Punish China

[ The Bush Administration has expressed “callous disregard for workers in China” by refusing to punish China for violating the rights of workers. As the National Labor Committee has demonstrated, Wal-Mart, Nike, RCA, and other companies exploit lax labor and environmental policies in China to keep costs down and profits up. –BL ] April 29, 2004 | New York Times by ELIZABETH BECKER WASHINGTON, April 28 – With unusual fanfare, the Bush administration rejected on Wednesday an American labor organization’s demand that China be punished for gaining trade advantages by violating the rights of workers. Four cabinet members – Commerce Secretary […]