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ANN ARBOR, Mich.: Marching for equal opportunity / TERRA HAUTE, Ind.: Gulf War vet executed / DENVER, Colo.: Violence begets violence / SAN FRANCISCO: Low-wage workers sue high-fashion brands

Students march across state to save education

ALBANY – What would happen if Gov. George Pataki raised tuition at New York State’s public colleges and universities, cut financial aid programs, gutted opportunity programs, cut the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) budgets and cut community college funding?

Cities defy Patriot Act

BALTIMORE – Councilman Kwame Abayomi urged his City Council colleagues to approve his “Preservation of Civil Liberties” resolution directing Baltimore city police not to enforce repressive sections of the USA Patriot Act such as racial profiling and mass detention of innocent immigrants.

Womens groups blast Senate abortion vote

After the Senate’s March 13 vote in favor of a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions, outraged women’s rights groups vowed to fight the law, and pointed to the importance of court nominees.

Child poverty and the Bush budget

Nowhere is the fakery of “compassionate conservatism” better exposed than in George W. Bush’s 2004 budget proposals affecting the children in low-income families