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Health crisis fueled by greed

The escalating health care crisis, while causing an ever-widening circle of human misery, is also revealing the ugly underbelly of U.S. capitalism. The health crisis is giving rise to a raft of illegal and fraudulent practices, all driven by greed.

Retirees reject Medicare drug bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It rained and it poured, but still 1,000 retirees came out on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, to stop the privatization of Medicare.

National Clips

MONROE, Mich.: Marching for jobs and clean air / SPRINGFIELD, Ill.: State to get drugs from Canada / PITTSBURGH: AK Steel charged with racism / WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.: College teacher fired for antiwar remarks

Texas redistricting plan threatens equality

AUSTIN, Texas – The return to Texas from Albuquerque, N.M., by Texas state Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) broke the back of his fellow Democratic state senators’ fight to stop the Karl Rove, George W. Bush, Tom DeLay power grab in Texas

Court delays recall, upholds voting rights

LOS ANGELES – Ultra-right Republican plans to seize control of this state ran into a roadblock when an appeals court Sept. 15 ordered postponement of California’s recall election.