McDonald's Agrees to Higher Pay For Tomato Pickers

Graphic: JANNA SCHNEIDER/COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS By LAUREN KARCHMER and AUDREY SASSON On April 9, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) won a huge victory when McDonald’s agreed to the demands of the tomato pickers. Now McDonald’s will pay a penny more per...

Budget 2008: Where Our Taxes Go

By KATY PARRISH Ever wonder how teachers and police get paid or how roads and parks are taken care of? Every year, the U.S. government decides how to spend the money it receives from tax dollars paid by your parents and businesses. How do you decide how to spend your...

Congress Investigates Firings of U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify before Congress. Photo: Achievement.org By XAVIER TAYO Alberto Gonzales is the Attorney General of the United States and is the nation’s top law enforcement officer. He is in charge of the Justice Department and part of...

Meet Tamar, An Armenian-American

Name: Tamar Sosi Beylerian, age 11 School: Westbrook Middle School, Paramus, New Jersey Language: English, Armenian Religion: Armenian Apostolic Christianity Favorite subject in school: Biology Favorite hobby: Dance Family: “All eight of my great-grandparents survived...

Immigrant Families With Kids Detained

Nine-year-old Canadian Kevin Yourdkhani wrote a letter to the prime minister of Canada asking for a visa for his family. They were held for more than a month under prison-like conditions at this immigration detention center in Texas. Photo: WOMEN’S COMMISSION/MICHELLE...