July 8, 2008

Snippets:

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has scored another labor victory. "Burger King has agreed to pay an additional net penny per pound for Florida tomatoes to increase wages for the Florida farm workers who harvest tomatoes."

In West Virginian people will be able to get more bang for their buck when they shop for food. The state has now cut the food tax in half.

Because of Democratic Senator Jim Webb and others, a new GI Bill was passed and signed into law. The legislation provides substantially better benefits because the old GI bill was outdated.

The US Supreme Court ruled that Guantanamo prisoners have the right to challenge their detention at the US military base in civilian courts.

Despite improvements in domestic nutrition programs, the recently passed Farm Bill failed to reform farm subsidies. Thanks for trying President Bush.

The House passed an updated and compromised FISA bill. The debate over telecom immunity will continue in the Senate today.

A report released by the human rights group, Physicians for Human Rights, reveals that former terrorist suspects detained by the United States were tortured.

In her new book and this interview, Professor M. Gigi Durham discusses the corporate media's sexual objectification of girls and how to help young women fight regressive media messages.

Chris Satullo suggests "we deserve no Fourth this year" in his newspaper column.

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