OAKLAND, Calif. — A vision of Oakland as a model city, where renewable “clean” energy, “green” construction and manufacturing create new, good jobs for urban workers captivated a capacity crowd Sept. 21 as the Oakland Apollo Alliance hosted a panel discussion and “Solutions Salon.
The Nov. 7 elections are less than 6 weeks away. At stake: Control of the House and Senate and governorships nationwide. A recent poll shows that 75% of voters are disgusted by the Republican majority House and Senate, the highest disapproval rate since 1994. They are frustrated at Bush’s endless Iraq war, by Republican cronyism and corruption, tax giveaways to the rich, cutbacks in vital services, and criminal negligence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
NEW YORK — After returning from a fund-raising and circulation building trip to New York — which brought in up to $10,000 plus a number of new subscriptions — People’s Weekly World editor Terrie Albano was exuberant, saying that even she was struck by just how appreciated and “indispensable” the paper actually is.