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Vigils press lawmakers to override Bush veto

Children’s advocates stood vigil outside Republican lawmakers’ district offices across the nation Oct. 4 to demand that they override President Bush’s veto of a $35 billion increase in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

FROM PWW'S ARCHIVE Oct. 28 1995: Fidel Castro cheered at Harlem meeting

NEW YORK - Almost 1,600 Harlemites and solidarity activists packed the Abyssinian Baptist Church to give a hero’s welcome to Fidel Castro, the president of Cuba

Battle for DeLays seat rages

HOUSTON — One of the nation’s hottest congressional races is the battle to fill the empty seat of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who resigned in disgrace. Currently under indictment for money laundering, DeLay will not appear on the Texas 22nd Congressional District ballot in November. Remaining on the ballot are Democrat Nick Lampson and Libertarian Bob Smither.


Grace DuBreuil, impassioned organizer Carl Vedro, 98 fighting years

Joe in your eye from Ethiopia

If you’ve ever had a cup of coffee or know someone who drinks it, you won’t want to miss “Black Gold,” a British documentary directed by Marc and Nick Francis.

Two unforgettable tales at Toronto

The Toronto International Film Festival featured two impressive stories about music and the trials of surviving in the music world: the elegiac “The Violin” about an aged and humble violinist with one hand missing, and “Half Moon” about a man and his musical sons who travel a long and treacherous path to play in Iraqi Kurdistan.



U.S. health care falls short

How does U.S. health care measure up? The N.Y.-based Commonwealth Fund has released a report entitled “A National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance.”

Hotel workers check in on struggle nationwide

NEW YORK — Unite Here’s nationwide “Hotel Workers Rising” campaign picked up wins in Chicago, San Francisco and Monterey, Calif., in late September, the union reported here recently.


Japan: No free ride for new, right-wing premier Nicaragua: Washington escalates pressure Paraguay: Gov’t ends U.S. troop immunity Egypt: Nuclear power program to resume

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