August

RNC protesters come from near and far

NEW YORK — “I’m traveling by car from Ohio,” said Janice, a mother of three. “I’m going with a few friends and one of my kids, because we have to stand up to Bush and his friends. I would come even if the demonstration was in Alaska.”

Celebrities shine spotlight on wild lands

WASHINGTON — Musicians Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, actor Christopher Reeve and artist Maya Lin are lending their faces and voices to a new public service announcement (PSA) effort by the Campaign for America’s Wilderness to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law Sept. 3, 1964.

A call to artists and activists: The Art & Democracy National Gathering

LEXINGTON, Ky. — From Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 12, Appalshop is hosting a “Real-Time Re-creation of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 Tour of Eastern Kentucky” and “Art & Democracy,” a national gathering of artists and activists.

Movie Review, Bushs Brain in national release

Movie Review Bush’s Brain Produced and directed by: Joe Mealy and Michael Paradies Shoob

Universal single-payer health care lets do it!

No matter how much money we pour in, insurance companies, HMOs, and for-profit hospitals rake off a greater and greater share. That’s why every fight should include a focus on universal single-payer health care.

Is Nader a ringer?

There is a riddle today in American politics. Why does Ralph Nader run for president?

The role of the left in these elections

It was no surprise to me that virtually everyone I met during a recent three-week trip across the Midwest was quick to remind me that this election is the most important in their lifetime.

In health care, class counts

People’s health has to do with social class. But the keepers of official U.S. statistics, alone among their kind in the industrialized world, make no use of class in analyzing health data.

Philadelphia teachers resisting givebacks

News Analysis PHILADELPHIA — With only days remaining in the contract between the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) and the Philadelphia School District, a settlement on a new contract seems remote.

Prosperity just around the corner?

“The economy is strong, and getting stronger,” says President Bush, but an AP poll reports that only 10 percent of households making less than $50,000 a year think their economic situation is strong.

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