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Workers say: Dont privatize Medicare

PHOENIX – Five arrests were made at a militant protest led by Arizona AFL-CIO leadership in response to ultra-right Senator Jon Kyl’s support for legislation to privatize Medicare.

Texas governor punishes veterans

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently told a Mexican American civil rights group that he was cutting $300,000 in funding that it needs to operate a job training and employment services program for veterans.

Connecticut Freedom Ride gets rolling

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The basement of St. Rose Church was jam-packed, and the crowd spilled out into the streets for Connecticut’s statewide Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride kick-off rally July 23.

California recall has makings of coup

News analysis The attempted recall of California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis has all the markings of another Republican Florida-style ballot-box coup. The situation is very fluid and volatile, but the underlying class and social forces are shaping up for a mega-battle.

Families criticize Bush on 9/11 report

Families of the 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack welcomed release July 24 of a House-Senate intelligence report that outlined specific warnings to the FBI and CIA of an imminent attack which they did nothing to prevent.

400.000 exigen investiguen mentiras Bush

Mientras oficiales de la Casa Blanca excusan al presidente George W. Bush, cientos de ciudadanos estadounidense están exigiendo que hagan una investigación sobre el porqué la administración Bush se fue a la guerra contra Irak.

Radical right imposes austerity on Texas

Dress rehearsal for the nation? AUSTIN, Texas – After three years in power, the Bush administration’s vision is coming more sharply into focus.

Ann Arbor says, Save civil liberties

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – By a 9-2 vote, the Ann Arbor City Council passed a “resolution to safeguard the civil liberties of Ann Arbor residents,” according to a statement by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union.

GAO cites failures in home elder care

In some states, home and community-based alternatives are replacing nursing homes as the primary form of long-term elder care. Despite widespread support for home care for the elderly as more desirable and less costly, there are problems with this picture, including problems of quality assurance.

Rhode Island budget coalition scores win

Around the country, state budgets have been in crisis. Rhode Island’s budget is no different, with a deficit in the hundreds of millions – a big number for a small state.

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