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  • Child advocates to Bush: Stop war on kids

    Child advocates to Bush: Stop war on kids

    April 11, 2003

    WASHINGTON – More than 2,500 Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) delegates gathered here April 8-11 to fight Bush administration cutbacks in food stamps, Medicaid, and education and to demand that Congress enact the Dodd-Miller “Leave No Child...

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  • Death and destruction haunt Iraqi landscape

    Death and destruction haunt Iraqi landscape

    April 11, 2003 By Susan Webb

    As the U.S.-led assault stormed through Iraq this week, it left a trail of death, destruction and chaos – wrecked cities, villages and farms; water systems destroyed; families decimated. It also left a trail of bitterness...

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  • Police attack injures  protesters, workers

    Police attack injures protesters, workers

    April 11, 2003 By John Lane

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Outraged witnesses and community leaders used words like “preemptive,” “premeditated,” and “brutal” during an emotionally charged meeting of the Oakland City Council to describe the Oakland Police Department’s attack on anti-war demonstrators and...

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  • Get insurance biz out of health care

    Get insurance biz out of health care

    April 10, 2003 By Carolyn Taylor

    In February Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) introduced HR-676, the United States National Health Insurance Act (NHIA), which would establish a national single-payer health care system. Conyers said his bill will free our nation “from having to...

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  • Texas House debates war

    Texas House debates war

    April 10, 2003

    AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House of Representatives on April 2 passed a resolution supporting the war in Iraq, but not before some spirited debate and a demonstration in the House gallery against the war. House...

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