SOUTH BEND, Ind.: Cheney picks up checks, anger / HARRISBURG, Penn.: High court rejects Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal / MISSOULA, Mont.: Blue/Green coalition saves union jobs / BROOKLYN, N.Y.: Women defy racism, build safe haven for moms and kids / DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn.: Corporate greed contaminates drinking water
PHILADELPHIA – The FBI admitted on Oct. 7 that it bugged the office of Mayor John Street’s office. Later that day the FBI confiscated Street’s personal e-mailing device.
QUEENS, N.Y – “This is really excellent,” a woman in attendance at the closing rally of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride said about the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo. “I’m gonna make my kids read it and write a paper on this stuff for their school.”
OAKLAND, Calif. – Frustrated Californians voted to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis Oct. 7 and replace him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Democrat of Houston, is a Texan who stands tall for democratic rights, equality, and government that provides quality public education, health care, and other entitlements as basic human rights.
On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced HR 3000, the United States Universal Health Service Act. This bill, or one very similar to it, has been introduced every year in Congress since 1973.
The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate has refused to pass Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell’s education budget even though the state’s schools have been in session for nearly a month. Inquiries from angry citizens receive the same reply, “We are trying to work something out.”
“3.2 million private sector jobs have disappeared ... the largest sustained loss of jobs since the Great Depression.”
CHICAGO – The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution Oct. 1 denouncing the USA Patriot Act and calling for the repeal of those parts of it that violate the U.S. Constitution. Chicago thus becomes the 179th city or county in the United States to pass such an ordinance, and the largest city to do so. Three states – Alaska, Hawaii and Vermont – have passed similar measures.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Labor/community coalition wins living wage / LAPEER, Mich.:Get the gov’t out of the bedroom / WASHINGTON: It’s October. They’re back. / KNOXVILLE, Tenn.: We the People say ‘Stop the reactor’ / LUBBOCK, Texas: Don’t drink the milk