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Biden calls for tax on Big Oil

YOUNGSTOWN -- Voters in the Mahoning Valley are gearing up for the election with a candidate's forum here along with Hillary Clinton and vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden appearing in the area this week.

Union activists told: Drop everything else and get out vote for Obama

Warning of dire consequences if John McCain is elected president, national and local labor leaders urged union activists here to drop everything else and get out the vote for Barack Obama.

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Black Panther Party photo exhibition clarifies history

HOUSTON — There’s another knock your socks off exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. Entitled “The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History” this is a display of 47 photographs of the Panthers by their close friend Stephen Shames.

Guide to Bush-McCain economic crisis, week 4

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?

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Michigan: McCain on the run

WARREN, Mich. — When Malcolm Wright moved here 23 years ago, this predominantly white, Catholic, working-class Detroit suburb was known as a home of “Reagan Democrats” — traditionally Democratic voters who voted en masse for Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. Now this suburb may switch again and vote Democratic for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. What a difference decades of far-right policies make, some would say.

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Largest U.S. fast aims to turn out voters

LOS ANGELES — The largest hunger strike in U.S. history will begin Oct. 15, to call attention to voter mobilization, immigrant rights organizers say. One hundred dedicated activists will encamp at the historic heart of Los Angeles — La Placita Olvera — to fast for 21 days before the Nov. 4 elections.

Black Caucus: in the thick of making history

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held its 38th Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter Washington Convention Center here Sept. 24-27. The four-day event is one of the largest predominantly Black political gatherings in the country.

Latina girls magazine talks back to Palin

Teen reporters respond to Palin's abstinence-only stance AUSTIN, Texas— Latinitas, (www.latinitasmagazine.org) the first digital magazine made for and by Hispanic girls, knows firsthand the effects of abstinence only sex-education, being America’s sub-group that experiences the highest level of teen pregnancy than any other community in the United States.

Sheriff: I won't enforce evictions

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that his office would no longer evict tenants who have paid their rent to landlords under foreclosure. The action made national news. His statement is below: As Cook County sheriff, I am responsible for running a 10,000-inmate jail, providing patrols to unincorporated areas and securing the courts.

From debate: Health care is a right

On many questions but perhaps on health care more than on others the fundamental difference between John McCain and Barack Obama shone through during their second debate in Nashville Oct. 7.

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