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Band-Aids not enough: Health care system needs a profit-ectomy

Recently a young family celebrated the birth of their child but soon received the sad news that the baby needed heart surgery. Their concern escalated when their health insurance company refused to pay for the surgery. Why? Because the heart problem was a “pre-existing condition.” Read on.

Grannies rage against recruitment

Hundreds of grandmothers and their supporters gathered at noon Feb. 14 for a Valentine’s Day demonstration in front of Oakland’s U.S. Army Recruiting Station, blocking the sidewalk and spilling out into the street.

Thousands march for immigrant rights

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of people marched through south Minneapolis Feb. 12 in support of immigrants and immigrant rights

Inhuman immigrant treatment protested

NEW YORK — Federal anti-immigrant policies have left a Chinese woman, Jiang Zhenxing, recovering from a miscarriage after being denied medical treatment while she was awaiting deportation.

Community fights to save schools

CHICAGO — “Save our schools,” someone shouted from the crowd of more than 100 legislators, teachers, students, parents, and religious and community activists during a public hearing Feb. 9 at the Chicago Public Schools administration building.

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Young Communists map fight-back

With the slogan, “Our Future, Our Fight: Youth Beat Back the Ultra-Right,” the Young Communist League USA has issued a ringing call for its 8th National Convention, May 27-29, in New York City.

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Corruption poster boy DeLay faces challenger

HOUSTON - Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) may be in trouble in his re-election bid this fall. If he loses, it could help end GOP control of the House.

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Connecticut Black history forum to honor 3 women leaders

NEW HAVEN — Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and a founder of the Black Radical Congress, will return to Connecticut to keynote the 32nd annual African American History Month celebration of the Peoples Weekly World on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4:00 p.m. at the New Haven Peoples Center, 37 Howe St.

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Grace Bassett: foot soldier for justice

Approaching 90, Grace Bassett, a lifelong activist for African American equality, is going strong. Like anyone her age, she has seen many changes, but Bassett, perhaps more than most, has taken an active part in shaping those changes, and continues to do so.

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