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Our 2001 Fund Drive - the first $ 100,000

It took a little longer than we had hoped but as of Oct. 12 we had raised our first $100,000 - $102,579 to be exact. Two states - Virginia and Maine - are over the top, with Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Utah coming on strong.

New York City - one month later

NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.

Middle East peace: One step forward, two steps back

Palestinian gunmen assassinated far-right Israeli cabinet minister Rehavam Ze'evy Oct. 17, throwing U.S.-led peace efforts into turmoil. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat condemned the killing.

Many working class films at Toronto fest

The working class is seldom represented in Hollywood films, and rarely shown in a positive light. Union struggles are even scarcer on the silver screen.

Laundry workers strike for union recognition

HIGHWOOD, Ill. - Thirty-eight Mexican immigrant industrial laundry workers went on strike Oct. 5 in this northern Chicago suburb. The workers are on strike against Carosel Linens to gain union recognition and for better wages, benefits and working conditions. They seek to be represented by UNITE Local 969.

Kissinger may finally have to tell the truth

In a stunning development that aired on CBS' '60 Minutes' earlier this month it was revealed that there may be a solid legal case of murder against former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The son of assassinated Chilean General Rene Schneider, Rene Schneider, Jr., has revealed a paper trail directly linking Henry Kissinger to his father's assassination.

Hightower denounces corporate looting

CHICAGO - 'We need outspoken advocacy for the people's interests and the common good more than ever before,' said Jim Hightower, particularly in the face of new threats to civil liberties and an unseemly, corporate, money-grabbing 'looting spree' in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Hardship in America

A recent study confirms what many working class families know from experience - the official Federal poverty level is inadequate to meet their bare minimum needs. Released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), it studies the real cost of living for working families and is based on 400 basic family budgets reflecting locations in the 50 states (including metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas in each state) for families ranging in size from one parent with one child to two parents with three children (under 12 years old).

Good response = fewer cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Paulo Teixeira, director of Brazil's Sexually Transmitted Disease/AIDS Program, told a CBC 'brain trust' that Brazil's energetic grassroots-oriented program has slashed HIV/AIDS infections in half.

Free speech group attacks anti-terror bill

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is waging a last ditch struggle to block a so-called 'anti-terrorism' measures adopted by the House and Senate that grants the Bush Administration sweeping new powers of detention and surveillance without judicial review.

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