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The economic crisis: Understanding causes and solutions

What will be impact of the Wall Street bankruptcies, bailouts and blunders on working people in this country and worldwide? What's the solution to the crisis?

Folk music, civil rights legend Odetta dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Odetta's monumental voice rang out in August 1963 when she sang 'I'm on My Way' at the historic March on Washington, where Martin Luther King gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Miami activist moves people into foreclosed houses

MIAMI (AP) -- Max Rameau delivers his sales pitch like a pro. 'All tile floor!' he says during a recent showing. 'And the living room, wow! It has great blinds.' But in nearly every other respect, he is unlike any real estate agent you've ever met. He is unshaven, drives a beat-up car and wears grungy cut-off sweat pants. He also breaks into the homes he shows. And his clients don't have a dime for a down payment.

Commonwealth study serves health care campaign

Debate on overhauling the U.S. health care system has centered on cost, administrative waste, and profiteering. Such concerns are hardly misplaced, what with 2006 health care costs rising to 16 percent of GDP, or $7,000 per capita.

Drive for jobs gets boost from blue-green alliance

The Blue-Green Alliance (BGA), founded by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, has called on President-elect Barack Obama to enact a “Green New Deal” creating millions of federally-funded green jobs to head off a major economic depression.

Federal judges accept all-expense paid junkets to right-wing conferences

Federal judges were attending corporation-sponsored conferences at posh watering holes, at times on the very subjects of cases they have pending before them, a prominent law school dean wrote in a 2008 book of essays.

The case of the ticking Timex turkey

Jobs come, jobs go. These days they just seem to be vanishing into the ether.

Bush justice served

DALLAS — On Nov. 24, Bush administration attorneys got what they wanted from a jury here. The second extended version of the Holy Land Foundation Trial ended with a guilty verdict against five former leaders of the nation's largest Muslim charity.

Poll upholds mandate for jobs, change

WASHINGTON—Pollster Stanley Greenberg confirmed Barack Obama’s sweeping election mandate to create jobs in a Democracy Corps poll that he released Nov. 18 at a conference at the Library of Congress sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future, a Washington-based center for progressive action. The poll found that “Reducing unemployment and getting the economy moving” was named by a whopping 62 percent of 2,000 respondents as either their first or second top economic concern, the poll found.

We can stop the hate, leaders say

Several national civil rights groups held a press conference in Washington, DC Nov. 24 condemning the rise of brutal hate crimes against immigrants and communities of color during and since the presidential election.

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