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New Yorkers oppose JROTC funding

On June 9 on the steps of New York City Hall, members of Military Families Speak Out, Code Pink and Granny Peace Brigade initiated an effort to delete $2 million from the city budget that is spent annually by the NY City Department of Education to support the JROTC program in the city’s high schools.

Holocaust Museum, Kansas doctor: When hate and politics turn deadly

WASHINGTON — Labor and human rights groups as well as political commentators have reacted with alarm to the May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who performed abortions, and, 12 days later, the shooting of security guard, Stephen T. Johns, an African American, at the Holocaust Museum in the nation’s capital.

Wal-Mart organizing drive spreads to Texas

DALLAS -- Wal-Mart workers across the country are organizing themselves into unions with the United Food and Commercial Workers, even in Texas! The organizing committee held a press conference outside a Wal-Mart at the extreme southern end of Dallas on June 1. It was one of 20 held nationwide as lead-up to Wal-Marts shareholders' meeting on June 5 in Arkansas

Public health care option seems only choice for rural Missouri

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Janet Redford, a middle-aged, soft spoken redhead, sits across the table with tears in her eyes. After 37 years as a nurse, she's now on disability. Arthritis, inflammation, bone spurs, and other back-related pain, she told the World, made it impossible to keep working. She's just in too much pain.

Hundreds rally to stop Illinois budget cuts

CHICAGO – Hundreds representing dozens of local community groups here rallied in front of the downtown James R. Thompson Center June 4 against the “doomsday” budget cuts that were approved by the Illinois General Assembly late last month.