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Ohio presidential race is in a dead heat

The presidential race in Ohio is a dead heat according to a recent poll conducted for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The newspaper’s Sunday headline indicated a 48 percent to 46 percent race, with the Republican leading by two points. McCain’s two point lead, according to the Cleveland paper, shows a narrowing of the race in favor of Obama as compared to a previous poll in September showing him several points ahead. Other national polls last week pointed to a two point lead in Ohio by Obama.

Labor begins march against plant closings in Youngstown

Over 2500 workers showed up in Niles Ohio for the first stop in a 500-mile march led by Ohio AFL-CIO leader, Joe Rugola. The rally was held at McManamy’s Banquet hall on Sunday, October 5th. The marchers, joined by local labor leaders and elected officials followed, a 15 mile course through closed down factories in the cities of Youngtown and Warren Ohio.

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Paul Newman: more than blue eyes

Paul Newman, remembered for his acting, his famous blue eyes, his race car driving and his socially conscious, organic Newman’s Own foods, died Sept. 26 at the age of 83.

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Pow! Bam! Comics give it to the system

While there are no longer comic racks in every corner store, comics are still around. More recently, comic book characters such as the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Batman and Hellboy have enjoyed success in the movies. “Inside the World of Comics” is a timely, amusing collection of essays and interviews exploring comics from the perspective of writers, academics, artists, editors and readers.

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How a globalized system creates illegality

Photojournalist and activist David Bacon provides us with a useful and readable account of undocumented migration to the United States.

Congressional Black Caucus meet ends awarding Obama Harold Washington Prize

The recently concluded Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend is “right in the heart of what’s going on,” said Representative Corrine Brown (D-Florida). Major themes at the caucus were health care and the sub-prime crisis.

Black Caucus town hall on foreclosure crisis calls for huge voter turnout

“A crisis of credit, housing and jobs” is confronting the country today, warned Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, at the Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall meeting. Several hundred people gathered to hear panelists address the ongoing crisis and its repercussions.

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