October

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N.Y. transit strike assessed

NEW YORK — Several hundred transit workers, labor activists and academics gathered Sept. 28 for a conference titled “Assessing the NYC Transit Strike of 2005.”

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WORLD NOTES

Britain: Union revolt erupts at Labor Party meet China: Communist Party sacks top leader Iraq: Death and chaos, according to UN South Africa: ‘Respect yourself,’ Archbishop Tutu says

Left-wing festivals showcase politics, culture

ATHENS, Greece — Autumn festivals organized by Communist parties and their allied youth groups are a longstanding tradition in many European countries, especially in Greece, Portugal, Spain and, since 1991, in the Czech Republic.

Pressures on Bolivian leader mount

Prior to a recent soccer match in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 40,000 spectators intoned the state’s hymn and then chanted “Autonomy!” They ended by shouting obscenities aimed at President Evo Morales, the recently elected former peasant leader of indigenous origin.

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WHATS REALLY GOOD

Schools need ‘more classrooms, books and teachers’ Snoop Dogg shares message of unity Music video salutes ‘Tookie’ Williams Young voters still pissed off

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Calif. election contests at high pitch

Two northern California Republican congressmen are increasingly vulnerable, with polls showing their Democratic challengers running neck-and-neck. President Bush visited their districts this week to bolster their sliding fortunes.

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National Clips

BANGOR, Maine: 1,500 march to ‘Bring the troops home’ CHICAGO: Black women organize anti-violence project BUCKHANNON, W.Va.: Sago Mine workers take own lives LINCOLN, Neb.: Elk defies police, escapes rush hour

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The Swift-boating of John Murtha?

PITTSBURGH — One thing Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.) has learned from 32 years in the House of Representatives and 37 years in the Marine Corps is how to fight.

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Supporter gives weeks pay, asks others to do same

NEW YORK — “I gave a week’s salary,” Gabe Falsetta said, referring to his contribution to the People’s Weekly World fund drive. “I like to go to the theater as often as I can, but I feel like, if I have to skip a couple of plays, it’s well worth it.”

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