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Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull

CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy. Over three million jobs have been lost since Bush took office in January 2001, hemorrhaging at a rate of 110,700 per month.

Victory against lead poisoning in NYC

In the early 1980s, public health, children’s advocates and pro-people politicians won passage of a law that required the elimination of all lead-based paint, where it exists, in New York City residential housing. It was known a Local Law No. 1.

Soldier misses Texas

In North Texas, we worry about Sal, our soldier friend in Iraq. So far the silent periods haven’t meant any of the horrible things we imagined, and we got another message from him last week.

Tucson to welcome Freedom Riders

A broad coalition of labor, immigrant rights, and faith-based organizations is coming together to plan a grand welcome for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride when it reaches Tucson on Sept. 24.

National Clips

MARKS, Miss.:Poor people’s march, 35 years later / WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.:Feds find ‘foul play,’ not suicide / OAK RIDGE, Tenn.:Police infiltrate peace groups / HARRISBURG, Penn.:Hold mine owners responsible for safety

Falling profits and war

Falling profits impel capitalists to war as surely as thirst drives donkeys to water. 2001 witnessed a 54 percent drop in the profits of the Fortune “Global 500,” the world’s 500 largest corporations.

Tucson protests immigrant border deaths

TUCSON, Ariz. – Reacting in anger and horror to the mounting number of deaths on the Arizona-Mexico border, about 100 demonstrators turned out for a protest at the Federal Building July 23 organized by La Coalición de Derechos Humanos/Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras.

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.

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