April

Health crisis hits kids

When you have over 40 million people without any health insurance at all – and another 70 million with limited and poor coverage – while suffering is widespread, some categories of people are at greater risk.

Leonard Peltier struggles on for freedom

After 28 years, the courts still won’t correct the wrongs of the past. On April 19 the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ denial of Leonard Peltier’s request to be considered for parole, despite the Circuit Court’s recognition that the government indisputably engaged in misconduct in the prosecution of Peltier.

National Clips

HOOVER, Ala.: Residents defend immigrant workers / NAPLES, Fla.: Bush “green” policy puts profits first / SPRINGFIELD, Mass.: Defies ‘Drug Lords, Inc.,’ saves $2 million / WASHINGTON, D.C.: Corporations break the law, get a contract in Iraq

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Gearing up for the elections

LOS ANGELES – “California must defeat Bush by an overwhelming majority,” said Jarvis Tyner, executive vice-chair of the Communist Party USA, “and we must say to the Terminator (Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger): Bush is now and you’re next!”

Health care: HR 676: Everybody in, nobody out!

WASHINGTON – “Health care in the U.S. is racist, sexist and discriminates against the poor.”

No recovery for state budgets

A big untold story in the emerging economic “recovery” is the precarious position of many state budgets.

N.Y.C. Students defend open admissions

NEW YORK – The City College of New York (CCNY) celebrated the 35th anniversary of the open admissions policy in the City University of New York (CUNY) here April 22. CCNY is part of the CUNY system.

Republican PAC fined for illegal money scam

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Election Committee has fined the Republican National Congressional Committee $280,000 for illegally channeling corporate funds to finance “attack ads” against Democratic congressional candidates during the 2000 elections.

National Clips

PITTSBURGH: Peace, education keys to election / MONTGOMERY, Ala.: Death penalty moratorium on agenda / BRUNSWICK, Ga.: Free speech under attack / DES MOINES, Iowa: Bush nixes student reporters

Its about control

Con·trol – power or authority to guide or manage. When it comes down to it, so many issues in life orbit around this single word and subsequent questions like – who controls what?

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