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Women of color play crucial role in April 25 march

Opinion During these critical times, it has come to the point when we must “do or die.”

Universal coverage or more of the same?

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences has just released a scathing critique of the state of health care coverage in the United States and a call for universal health coverage.

Whose recovery?

“The economy grew at a 4 percent annual rate in the final three months of 2003 – a slowdown from the red-hot performance of the prior quarter but still compelling evidence of a recovery in full motion at year’s end.”

Conference says: Defeat Bush in 2004!

The diverse group of trade unionists, students, peace activists and community leaders came from about 25 states – from Alaska to Georgia, California to Maine.

National Clips

GREENWICH, Conn.: Bush feels street heat in arctic air / READING, Penn.: School district sues on ‘No Child’ / SALT LAKE CITY: State House says drop firing squad / SACRAMENTO, Calif.: State jails dangerous for youth / MONTGOMERY, Ala.: Some get landfills, others don’t

Act now to free Marcus Dixon

Marcus Dixon is sitting in jail because of racist injustice. Dixon, a Black teenager on his way to college, is instead serving a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual sex when he was 18 years old with a white girl who was just a few months shy of turning 16. Dixon is from Georgia, and his story conjures up memories of some of the worst chapters of racist bigotry in the U.S.

White House to control health alerts

How and what Americans are told about public health emergencies would be controlled by the White House, not by the agencies with the medical or scientific expertise to handle these crises, under a new plan proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Immigrant rights battle moves to Congress

CHICAGO – Debate swirls among immigrant communities in the United States about how to respond to President Bush’s recent announcement of a plan to deal with undocumented immigration.

Crafty election economicsCraftyelectioneconomics

The presidential election season always brings a renewed interest in the economy. Every administration has two economic policies: one reflecting the economic philosophy of that administration and the second calculated to bring on the appearance of economic growth and prosperity just prior to the election.

Dr. King Day observed across the nation

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is a national holiday for everyone, except most workers working for major corporations. The mail carrier is off, but Wal-Mart is open.

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