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Bandana Project protests sexual violence against women farmworkers

CHICAGO — Farmworker and women’s rights groups came together here April 8, to protest sexual violence against farmworker women and other low-wage female immigrant workers in the U.S.

Give Americans a real health care choice, say advocates

'Don't cut the heart out of President Obama's health care reform plan' is the message many people will be delivering to their members of Congress this week as part of a national effort to push for meaningful health care reform.

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Shoe-repairman, veteran, bobbin boy, Communist: 93 years with a twinkle in his eye

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — John Hovan has been reading this newspaper, and its predecessors going back to the Daily Worker, since the early 1930s — in the depths of the Great Depression. It’s been a key to his lifetime of activism for the working class.

Peace groups hail Obamas vow to abolish nukes

Leaders of the struggle for nuclear disarmament hailed President Obama’s speech April 5 in Prague, committing the United States to work for the total abolition of nuclear weapons, the first American president ever to make that pledge.

Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Editorial: Good bank is good business

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has to figure out how to revive a financial system that is on life support, dying from self-inflicted wounds. The problem is, the patient isn’t responding to the current treatment, so more of the same is not a solution.

Unity dialogue held in New Haven

As white supremacist anti-immigrant hate groups increase their targeting of New Haven and adjacent East Haven, a dialogue was held this week addressing the need for unity of workers of all racial and national backgrounds.

Letter from the Fargo flood This tragedy has given the word community a deeper meaning

FARGO, N.D. — Living one block from the Red River here puts me on the front line of the flood.

As joblessness soars, call goes out for food stamp justice

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Empty store windows line downtown streets in this old mill town, the birthplace of our country’s industrial revolution.

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