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CAFTA = pollution, hunger, job loss

With a vote on the Central American Free Trade Agreement expected in the House of Representative before the end of July, 10 activists in the Los Angeles Coalition Against CAFTA held a four-day hunger strike July 13-17 urging pressure on Congress to oppose the measure. It has already passed the Senate.

Demanding justice for Deandre Brunston

COMPTON, Calif. — It was a bittersweet Sunday afternoon in Compton, a small city on the south side of Los Angeles. Keishia Brunston, a young African American woman, called together friends and neighbors for a backyard barbecue to raise money and call attention to the police terror that is being visited upon her community.