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Philadelphians move to defeat privatization scheme

The PWW recently talked with Pedro Rodriguez, executive director of the Philadelphia branch of the Action Alliance of Senior Citizens. Rodriguez is also executive vice president of the state Alliance for Retired Americans. In these roles, he is currently busy organizing a regional Coalition to Defend Social Security. Ben Sears interviewed Rodriguez for the PWW.

UFPJ: End war, bring troops home now!

ST. LOUIS — “Bring the troops home now!” was the urgent demand to the Bush administration from representatives of hundreds of peace and justice organizations who gathered here for the United for Peace and Justice National Assembly, Feb. 19-21. click here for Spanish text

1,000 new pages document widespread torture

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union released new Pentagon documents Feb. 18 exposing an even wider pattern of torture and abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Seniors, students make Santorum sweat

PITTSBURGH — The third-ranking Republican in the Senate, Pennsylvania’s Sen. Rick Santorum, took to the stump selling the privatization of Social Security Feb. 21, but he stumbled and slipped at a well-informed town hall meeting organized by his office at conservative-friendly Duquesne University. click here for Spanish text

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