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LETTERS: public option, getting to the roots, Labor Day, film showing

Public option Getting to the roots Labor Day takeover Stop union-busting at Neil Med E-mail newsletter Film showing

Whats really behind the death panel scare?

Telling seniors they will have to appear before “death panels” which will decide whether they live or die is not just another one of the many outrageous lies invented by the right wing. More than just a scheme to kill health insurance reform, it is part of a major effort to shift the nation’s seniors to the right of the political spectrum.

EDITORIAL: The good news of Sotomayors confirmation

The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina and third woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme court should be regarded with a deep sense of satisfaction by all lovers of justice in this country. The People’s Weekly World wishes Madame Justice Sotomayor the best of fortune in what we hope will be a long and fruitful tenure.

W.Va environment agency renamed Department of Incompetence

The Coal River area of West Virginia continues to be the focus of the most blatant conflict between environmentalists and the mining industry. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in West Virginia has been owned, more or less, by the coal industry for decades.

EDITORAL: Act now for a nuclear weapons-free future!

The annual commemorations of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are solemn reminders that for the last 64 years humanity has existed on the brink of a precipice ― the threat that life as we know it could be snuffed out if the terrible power of the world’s nuclear arsenals were ever unleashed.

Affirmative action a plus for all

Affirmative action is a plus not just for African Americans, Latinos or women but for all workers. Portrayal of it as something that takes rights away from white workers and gives them to African American workers is totally false.

The Henry Louis Gates Jr Arrest: 'Uppity' in 2009

The arrest of famed historian Henry Louis Gates by the Cambridge, Massachusetts police raises some important questions about what this country has been losing in terms of civil liberties and due process.

Affirmative action a plus for all

Affirmative action is a plus not just for African Americans, Latinos or women but for all workers. Portrayal of it as something that takes rights away from white workers and gives them to African American workers is totally false.

EDITORIAL Wealthy vs. healthy

The nation’s biggest banks are awash in profits. Wells Fargo reports second-quarter profits up 47 percent over a year ago. It raked in $2.58 billion, up from $1.75 billion for the same period last year.

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COMMENTARY Obama, my grandpa and health care

My grandfather retired from Chrysler in the early 1980s. He was what we in the Midwest call a 'stand-up guy.' He worked hard and did his job, but he never took any crap from anybody, especially the foreman.

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