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  • Ashcroft under fire for mass detentions

    Ashcroft under fire for mass detentions

    January 10, 2003

    Angered by the detention of 400 Iranian, Arab and Muslim men and boys who went voluntarily to register with INS in Los Angeles Dec. 18, lawmakers and civil rights groups are blasting Attorney General John Ashcroft...

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  • Oakland City Council condemns USA Patriot Act

    Oakland City Council condemns USA Patriot Act

    January 10, 2003

    OAKLAND, Calif. – In one of its final actions of 2002, Oakland’s City Council on Dec. 17 became the 19th and largest city to issue a sharp rebuff to the USA Patriot Act. The Council’s resolution,...

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  • Danger: Privatization hazardous to Medicare

    Danger: Privatization hazardous to Medicare

    January 10, 2003

    The threat index for Medicare fraud shot up to “code red” when Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) took Trent Lott’s place as Senate Majority Leader. A darling of George W. Bush, Frist is now positioned to ramrod...

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  • A Green Party victory shakes up Providence politics

    A Green Party victory shakes up Providence politics

    January 9, 2003

    While most of the country was taken over by the far-right on Election Day in November, Providence, R.I., moved in the opposite direction, as David Segal was elected to the City Council from the First Ward....

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  • Venezuela receives gas, food shipments

    Venezuela receives gas, food shipments

    January 9, 2003

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela received its first shipment of 525,000 barrels of oil from Brazil to help relieve the shortages because of a strike against President Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Constitution. Brazil’s new president, Luis...

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