Bay Area residents: We shall not be moved!

SAN FRANCISCO — When residents of one of the city’s last largely African American neighborhoods think about the future being planned for Bayview Hunters Point, they are haunted by echoes of an earlier “redevelopment” that devastated a vibrant area called the “Harlem of the West.”

No more environment left to wreck

Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton announced her resignation March 10, saying that there was “no more environment left to wreck” after five years at her Cabinet-level job.


Sunshine State janitors fight for a living wage

MIAMI — Hundreds of students, faculty, clergy, and community supporters marched through the University of Miami campus March 3 chanting, singing and carrying signs.


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UN agency retreats on plan for Haitian police

The United Nations mission in Haiti has decided to postpone a tentative agreement that would have placed the Haitian National Police under direct UN control. The move, announced on March 10, came in the wake of widespread criticism that the agreement, if implemented, would undermine Haiti’s sovereignty.


Israel storms Jericho jail

Israeli troops using tanks, helicopters and bulldozers pounded a Palestinian-run prison in the West Bank town of Jericho March 14 to seize Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and five others amid rumors that they might soon be released by the Palestinian Authority.


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