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Forum on the road to peace

CHICAGO - There have been 433,000 layoffs since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Jaime Daniel said as she opened a forum on the war in Afghanistan here Oct. 15

The separation of church and state - an American revolutionary tradition

The suspected origin of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on NY and Washington is a grouping of extreme Islamic fundamentalists. Much has been written about their goals and why they hate America.

Want peace? The key is justice

Our next catastrophe would be that the 'Third World War' (which Tom Friedman of The New York Times claims is already here) would be seen as a war against the Third World. Such a nightmare would certainly lead to a spiral of endless Vendettas, and a widening gap between the haves and have-nots.

State considers takeover of Phildelphia schools

PHILADELPHIA - The possible state takeover of public schools here has been pushed back to Nov. 30 due to the resignation of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to head the new federal Office of Homeland Security.

SEIU leader Eliseo Medina to keynote Northern California banquet

OAKLAND, Calif. - SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina will be the keynote speaker at the Northern California People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 18, the banquet committee announced this week. The banquet will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Hs Lordships Restaurant on the Berkeley Marina.

Religious leaders speak out for peace

BALTIMORE, Md. - 'Our grief is not a cry for war,' and 'Honor them with peace' - referring to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon - were among the signs carried by the 20,000 protesters who gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Sept. 29.

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.

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