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Shifting political winds in Illinois a nationwide trend?

The steady erosion of support for Bush’s ultra-right policies led the Kerry campaign earlier this summer to expand the list of potential “swing states” it believed to be competitive.

Dump Bush movement says we can do it

BOSTON — John Kerry and John Edwards left the Democratic National Con-vention July 29 to barnstorm across the country, buoyed by ringing calls both inside and outside the convention for George W. Bush’s defeat as a menace to world peace and democracy.

Minimum wage outrage

The federal minimum legal wage is $5.15 per hour. That stinks! A full-time, minimum wage worker receives only $10,300 per year before taxes. By the end of this year, the value of the minimum wage will be close to its lowest level in 50 years.

Community Film Workshop of Chicago Learning the means of production

Movies. We all love them. While we munch popcorn we are transported into another world. They can make us laugh, cry and think. They can also make us go brain dead with violence and ignorance.

Canvassing voters to promote jobs, justice

CLEVELAND — “I would walk to the end of the earth to defeat George Bush,” said Elsa Maldonado with passion. In fact, Elsa, known as “Chachi,” did travel about 670 miles from her home in New Bedford, Mass., to Cleveland, where she is canvassing door-to-door and encouraging voter turnout in this key battleground state.

N. Calif. rallies against nuclear weapons

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters from around northern California gathered here in blazing summer heat Aug. 8 to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to renew their vow of “Never again!”

Show Me state shows up to vote

News Analysis ST. LOUIS — Voters came out in record numbers for the state’s Aug. 3 primary elections. Nearly 1.5 million Missourians voted this year, compared to 930,000 in the 2002 primaries.

No jobs, endless war: Bush has made a mess From labor to hip-hop, voters mobilize to defeat GOP

CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors. Most are still out of work and will soon lose their unemployment benefits. click here for Spanish text