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The health and environmental impacts of styling products

Dear EarthTalk: I’m a hair stylist and am wondering about the health and environmental impacts of the styling products I use every day on my customers.

St. Louis forum criticizes corporate grip on media

ST. LOUIS — Nearly 80 people attended the Missouri/Kansas Friends of the People’s Weekly World’s third annual “Working Class Media and Democracy” forum held at the Friends Meeting House here Oct. 20.

PWW Fund Drive figures

PWW Fund Drive: New Mexico readers go over the top

Months ago, when the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo fund drive committee proposed to the paper’s New Mexico supporters raising their goal several hundred dollars above their 2005 goal, they balked, thinking the task impossible. They proved themselves wrong.

Borat undermines itself

Good intentions behind the film are overwhelmed by possible negative social consequences of the film’s popularity.

Leaving integration behind

On Dec. 4, the Supreme Court heard two cases from Louisville and Seattle that consider whether to limit public school districts’ ability to fulfill the promise of school integration enunciated in Brown v. Board of Education over a half-century ago.

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CARTOON

Anti-birth-control fanatic to head govt family planning office

Last month, President Bush appointed a longtime opponent of contraception, Dr. Eric Keroack, to head the government agency charged with providing access to contraceptive information and supplies to low-income individuals.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR

N.C. alliance supports Smithfield workers Demanding universal health care Strikers appeal to NASCAR fans Green jobs

WORLD NOTES

Nigeria: Focus on South-South ties Colombia: Telesur reporter jailed Australia: Labor demands ouster of right-wing gov’t France: European Roma strategize

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