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May 2006 Issue:

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Editorial

Nationalize water!

Michigan teachers are outraged that children are coming to school in the morning thirsty for water and without being bathed. In the once thriving industrial Rust Belt--and in cities and towns throughout America--more and more families are unable to pay water's skyrocketing price. In a Massachusetts town, water is going up 91 percent. In Detroit, 45,000 homes had their water shut off for lack of payment. Water is the most plentiful natural resource on earth and a human right. Why can't everyone have it?

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Cover Story

The Future of Labor

A glimpse at the future facing the American working class is indeed frightening. The constant improvement of machinery, which once gave American workers an edge over the rest of the world, is today forcing them into greater, more intractable poverty. Electronic, wage-less production and globalization is forcing the American worker to join in the international "race to the bottom."

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ARTWORK/LAUREN ALEXANDER

This drawing by Lauren Alexander was inspired by an incident reported in the Merced Sun Star. In Firebaugh, California, on April 4, unmarked Immigration and Customs Enforcement vans forced a school bus driver to stop. He noticed agents were carrying guns and he let them on the bus. They removed three children and put them in a van. The driver, worried about the children, followed them to a residence where he saw agents handcuffing people who appeared to be the students' parents and taking them away.



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