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NATIONAL CLIPS: Sept. 15

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: Students say bring troops home, fund human needs HUNTINGTON, Utah: Coal miners mourned, gov’t inquiries begin CORAL GABLES, Fla.: Dems debate on Spanish TV, GOP bows out WASHINGTON: Civil liberties groups hail two rulings

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James E. Jackson dies

The staff of the People’s Weekly World was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. James E. Jackson last weekend in New York. Jackson was editor of our predecessor paper, The Worker, during the difficult period of the 1960s. We will run a full obituary in an upcoming issue. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his widow Esther.

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Film salutes Peggy Lipschutz

“Never Turning Back: The World of Peggy Lipschutz” is a film about 88-year-old artist and political activist Peggy Lipschutz of Evanston, Ill.

LETTERS: Sept. 8

Great Labor Day quote Nursing home reform End poverty! Free Jena 6 actions

Western Sahara continues decolonization talks

More than 50 years after the United Nations vowed to ensure the right to self-determination for every occupied territory, Western Sahara is still fighting for its independence.

NATIONAL CLIPS: Sept. 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Voters have chance to speak on war SEATTLE: Going condo crazy DICKSON, Tenn.: Environmental racism on Senate stage DURHAM, N.C.: Woman named to lead top medical school

LETTERS: Sept. 1

Victory for students, peace OSHA should do its job Nursing home reform On guns and gangs Save the Internet

Prisoner exchange vexes Colombian politics

“Sadly our children, our loved ones, are there in the forests, and we are in the middle of this political game between the government and the FARC,” said Gustavo Moncayo, a primary schoolteacher in Colombia, on Aug. 2. For 46 days the Professor walked 800 miles from his home close to the Ecuadorian border to demand the government negotiate with leftist guerillas to secure the release of his son Pablo.

Iraqis condemn U.S. colonialism

President Bush plans to ask Congress for $50 billion this month to continue funding the Iraq war, the Washington Post reports. But meanwhile, Iraqi Communists charge, “The Americans are doing everything they can to prevent Iraqis from exercising their right to self-determination.”

A must-see play, union-made

I recently attended a reading of “Buried: The Sago Mine Disaster” as part of the San Diego 6th@Penn Theatre’s Resilience of the Human Spirit Festival. Lately the news has been filled with stories of mining disasters, so I felt this was a must-see performance. I wasn’t wrong.

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