Canton rallies for pensions

CANTON, Ohio – This steel city reverberated with the spirit of fight-back against corporate abuse and the politicians who front for them, on March 15. One hundred fifty steelworkers, families and friends rallied in front of Canton City Council for jobs and to save their pensions.

Cracks appearing in GOP monolith

Opinion The other day, as I read the morning Cleveland Plain Dealer, the featured letter to the editor really struck me. The headline asked, “Is There Room in the GOP for Moderates?”

Young women say: We will stand for choice April 25

WASHINGTON – In a time where many claim that youth in the United States are not as pro-choice as their mothers, a sizeable delegation of pro-choice young people from across the country aim to stand up and be counted at the March for Women’s Lives here April 25.

Profiteering blocks health care

Citing the cost of health care, Republican Majority leader Dr. Bill Frist conveniently set aside his Hippocratic oath to do no harm.

National Clips

SEATTLE: Profits vs. jobs, environment / AUGUSTA, Maine: Handicapped, caregivers fight for justice / LANSING, Mich.: Governor outlaws outsourcing / CINCINNATI: Feds make parents surrender kids for health care / NEW YORK: Outcry wins battle for women’s dignity

Indiana unions support HR 676

Resolutions supporting HR 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” have been unanimously passed by two labor bodies here in Northwest Indiana in the past two weeks.

Conyers spearheads health care campaign

Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) will host a National Health Insurance Conference, April 16-17, to kick off a 50-state campaign for passage of national health insurance legislation, HR 676 – the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.”

Obama victory inspires hopes for November

CHICAGO – Barak Obama’s historic, landslide victory in the March 16 Illinois Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate is a victory for independent, grassroots, coalition politics over money and machine politics. Obama now opposes millionaire Republican Jack Ryan in a must-win race if the Democrats are to retake the Senate.

Dallas takes a stand for civil liberties

DALLAS – The Dallas City Council passed a resolution Feb. 25 condemning parts of the USA Patriot Act. The vote was the climax of more than two years of hard lobbying by Attorney Chip Pitts, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee of Dallas, the ACLU, and a coalition of community activists.

Telecoms blasted for health care takeaways

DALLAS – A week after unionists in Southern California grocery stores announced the end of their five-month fight for health care benefits, activists here took part in a nationwide day of action to defend and expand health care benefits.

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