Chicago marks peace day

CHICAGO – A throng of at least 600 people gathered on the shores of the Chicago River and marched through the downtown area on Nov. 7, the National Day of Peace Response.

More women lack health insurance

A report issued by The Commonwealth Fund on Aug. 30 says the number of uninsured women between the ages of 18 and 64 grew three times faster than the number of uninsured men.

Knesset limits democratic rights

TEL AVIV – Last week, the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, adopted two unprecedented racist resolutions.

Fast Track back from the dead

SAN FRANCISCO – On Sept. 12, Fast Track came back from the dead.

Immigrants built this country, strikers say

HIGHWOOD, Ill. – A black coffin was placed beneath the speakers’ platform by pallbearers made up of striking Carousel Linen workers. The coffin signified scab labor, low wages and rotten working conditions, which strikers are determined to bury.

New count: possible Gore win

An examination of all 175,010 uncounted ballots from Florida’s disputed 2000 presidential election revealed that Democrat Al Gore could have eked out a victory over George W. Bush, though he would have won by a razor-thin 171 votes out of more than six million ballots cast in the state.

Tobacco giant in drug scam

LONDON, England – Anti-smoking campaigners yesterday condemned a tobacco giant for cashing in on cancer.

Terrorism panel pushes national ID cards

ALBANY, N.Y. – A special anti-terrorism committee created in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center will call for the creation of a national identification card system, reported WNBC in New York City Nov 14.

Make workers' voices heard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The union hall in New Haven was filled Nov. 13, as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro addressed the crowd of unionists clergy and community activists.

Growing boycott aids V&V Supremo strikers

CHICAGO – With the cold winter weather approaching, solidarity with striking V&V Supremo workers is heating up.

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