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ANN ARBOR, Mich.: Marching for equal opportunity / TERRA HAUTE, Ind.: Gulf War vet executed / DENVER, Colo.: Violence begets violence / SAN FRANCISCO: Low-wage workers sue high-fashion brands

Students march across state to save education

ALBANY – What would happen if Gov. George Pataki raised tuition at New York State’s public colleges and universities, cut financial aid programs, gutted opportunity programs, cut the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) budgets and cut community college funding?

Cities defy Patriot Act

BALTIMORE – Councilman Kwame Abayomi urged his City Council colleagues to approve his “Preservation of Civil Liberties” resolution directing Baltimore city police not to enforce repressive sections of the USA Patriot Act such as racial profiling and mass detention of innocent immigrants.

Womens groups blast Senate abortion vote

After the Senate’s March 13 vote in favor of a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions, outraged women’s rights groups vowed to fight the law, and pointed to the importance of court nominees.

Child poverty and the Bush budget

Nowhere is the fakery of “compassionate conservatism” better exposed than in George W. Bush’s 2004 budget proposals affecting the children in low-income families

The health bridge is falling down

Ever heard of COBRA? You probably have if you lost a job and were offered the opportunity to keep your health coverage. Under the 1986 Consolidated Omnibus Benefit Reconciliation Act (COBRA), workers who are laid off must be offered, by their employer, the opportunity to purchase their existing coverage for up to 18 months.

National Clips

DENTON, Tex.: Books not bombs / LARAMIE, Wyo.: ‘Stop mad cowboy disease’ / EAST LOS ANGELES: Guerra no, paz si / PORTLAND, Maine: Support the troops, bring ‘em home / COLUMBIA, Missouri: GOP official resigns / SELMA, Ala.: Civil rights jubilee / PITTSBURGH: Steelworkers demand health care

Bush to poor people: Drop dead

The latest outrage of the Bush White House is the brutal attempt to kill the 40-year-old federal Medicaid program, the health program that is the final health and safety net for the unemployed, the disabled, the elderly and other low-income people.

National Clips

PITTSBURGH: 124th city on the peace list / BALTIMORE: Peace ‘illegal’ in suburban mall / SAN FRANCISCO: Stock exchange pres. against war / DETROIT: Marchers to High Court: ‘Save affirmative action’ / DALLAS: Driving while Black or Brown: Hazardous to your health / NEW YORK: Hikers start ‘No Tuition Hike’

Epidemics and cutbacks grip NYC

Community health epidemics are now facing almost every big city in the country and some rural areas also.

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