U.S. News

Raising spirits and funds from coast to coast

From one end of the country to the other, readers of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo have come together to show their support for this newspaper.

Medicare reform a threat to women

The Bush administration, the right wing of the Republican Party, and the health insurance industry have achieved a remarkable feat – the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 is a major threat to the Medicare program and a marvelous source of profits for the health care industry.

Pennsylvanians demand school funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Protesters organized by Good Schools Pennsylvania lined the steps of the Capitol Rotunda here Dec. 9 with a strong message for the State Senate: “Pass an education budget that greatly increases funding for education reform.

National Clips

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Living wage victory / BERKELEY, Calif.: First Black law school dean / SPRING HILL, Tenn.: Saturn contract a mixed bag / ATLANTA: No room at the inn / CONCORD, N.H.: State to buy drugs from Canada / NORTH POLE: Members of Elves Local 1 on overtime

Protesters occupy Baltimore School Board

BALTIMORE – Hundreds of chanting students, parents, and school employees rallied outside the Baltimore School Board on Dec. 9 to protest the layoff of 1,000 school workers, a drastic measure to reduce a $52 million school deficit.