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Death of homeless man spurs outrage

CHICAGO – Raymond Greenwald, a homeless man, froze to death here under a footbridge in River West Park on Jan. 18. His body was discovered by a group of 14-year-olds out playing in the snow.

Homeland Securitys faith-based initiative?

Is spying on clergy who support working people’s struggles a “faith-based initiative”? Homeland Security put its unique stamp on the president’s program when it sent undercover agents to spy on a gathering of clergy and religious activists in San Francisco last week.

National Clips

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Californians say ‘Tax the rich’ / LOS ANGELES: City Council, judge oppose Patriot Act / COLUMBUS, Ga.: Trials begin for 27 School of the Americas activists

Black youth killed by New York police

NEW YORK – A young African American couple was tragically torn apart as a bullet from a New York Police Department officer’s gun ended the life of 19-year-old Timothy Stansbury Jr.

Lawmaker threatens Dallas on Patriot Act

DALLAS – In an effort to intimidate the Dallas City Council to not go on record against the excesses of the USA Patriot Act, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) threatened the city’s ability to obtain Homeland Security funding.

Iowa lucha contra Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa – Los 122.000 votantes demócratas de Iowa que desafiaron el frío la noche del 19 de enero para asistir a las reuniones del Partido Demócrata para escoger su candidato presidencial fue una muestra dramática de su resolución de derrocar a George W. Bush el próximo 2 de noviembre.

Worker safety an issue for 2004 elections

North Carolina senator and Democratic presidential aspirant John Edwards criticized the Bush administration for failing to protect U.S. workers and issued a comprehensive program to strengthen the Occcupational Saftey and Health Administration (OSHA) on Dec. 31.

Protest dismantling of home health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 1,000 home health care providers and recipients gathered Jan. 13 outside the State Capitol to answer the call to battle against Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger and the vicious cuts he proposes as a part of solving California’s budget problems.

Watch out for this bill!

Workers’ Correspondence I just got off the phone with a very nice young woman by the name of Gail, who handles legislation and lobbying for the national office of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.

The politics of indices

DOW, NASDAQ, and GDP don’t truly reflect the health of the nation

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