State considers takeover of Phildelphia schools

PHILADELPHIA - The possible state takeover of public schools here has been pushed back to Nov. 30 due to the resignation of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to head the new federal Office of Homeland Security.

SEIU leader Eliseo Medina to keynote Northern California banquet

OAKLAND, Calif. - SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina will be the keynote speaker at the Northern California People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 18, the banquet committee announced this week. The banquet will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Hs Lordships Restaurant on the Berkeley Marina.

Religious leaders speak out for peace

BALTIMORE, Md. - 'Our grief is not a cry for war,' and 'Honor them with peace' - referring to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon - were among the signs carried by the 20,000 protesters who gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Sept. 29.

Our 2001 Fund Drive - the first $ 100,000

It took a little longer than we had hoped but as of Oct. 12 we had raised our first $100,000 - $102,579 to be exact. Two states - Virginia and Maine - are over the top, with Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Utah coming on strong.

New York City - one month later

NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.

Middle East peace: One step forward, two steps back

Palestinian gunmen assassinated far-right Israeli cabinet minister Rehavam Ze'evy Oct. 17, throwing U.S.-led peace efforts into turmoil. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat condemned the killing.

Many working class films at Toronto fest

The working class is seldom represented in Hollywood films, and rarely shown in a positive light. Union struggles are even scarcer on the silver screen.

Laundry workers strike for union recognition

HIGHWOOD, Ill. - Thirty-eight Mexican immigrant industrial laundry workers went on strike Oct. 5 in this northern Chicago suburb. The workers are on strike against Carosel Linens to gain union recognition and for better wages, benefits and working conditions. They seek to be represented by UNITE Local 969.

Kissinger may finally have to tell the truth

In a stunning development that aired on CBS' '60 Minutes' earlier this month it was revealed that there may be a solid legal case of murder against former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The son of assassinated Chilean General Rene Schneider, Rene Schneider, Jr., has revealed a paper trail directly linking Henry Kissinger to his father's assassination.

Hightower denounces corporate looting

CHICAGO - 'We need outspoken advocacy for the people's interests and the common good more than ever before,' said Jim Hightower, particularly in the face of new threats to civil liberties and an unseemly, corporate, money-grabbing 'looting spree' in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

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