Highest Number of Food Stamps Receipients Ever; United Farm Workers March

By The News Mar 31, 2008

Rural South Africans Take Demands to Platinum Producer Rural South Africans are demanding that Anglo Platinum, Ltd., compensate them over the loss of their grazing land to a mine. The community is also demanding that the company sell a stake in the mine to black investors in compliance with laws that seek to address apartheid inequities. Bloomberg. Most Food Stamp Recipients Since Program’s Start As more people lose their jobs in this economic slowdown, the number of people receiving food stamps in the United States, said to reach 28 million in the coming year, is the highest since the program began in the 1960s. New York Times. ICE Raids Latino Night Clubs The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided more than two dozen mostly Latino night clubs, restaurants, pool halls and other businesses Saturday night, arresting 49 immigrants employed as security guards. Dallas News. Farm Workers March for Immigration Reform In honor of Caesar Chavez, 2000 people marched in Santa Rosa, CA, in the name of immigration reform. The United Farm Workers are calling to make Sonoma County a sanctuary for immigrant workers who are an indispensable part of the economy. ABC News. Transcend Race for ‘New Deal’ Eduardo Porter writes in an editorial in the New York Times that racial and ethnic differences have always and continue to make it difficult for the country to unite around social welfare. He argues that the country should "transcend group interests for a common national cause." New York Times.