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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. day in Jackson, Miss.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. day in Jackson, Miss.

    January 24, 2003

    JACKSON, Miss. – The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march here received an infusion of energy when more than 100 participants from the AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Holiday Conference joined the parade. Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO...

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  • AFL-CIO King holiday observance: Rep. challenges Lott to stand for affirmative action

    AFL-CIO King holiday observance: Rep. challenges Lott to stand for affirmative action

    January 24, 2003

    JACKSON, Miss. – Gathered here for the AFL-CIO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance, over 200 union leaders and members heard Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson condemn George Bush’s most recent attack on affirmative action. The Bush...

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  • Police car hits and kills GE striker

    Police car hits and kills GE striker

    January 24, 2003

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PAI) – Kjeston M. Rogers, a working single mother of three teenagers and activist for International Union of Electronic Workers/CWA Local 761 at General Electric’s Louisville appliance park, was hit and killed by a...

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  • Roe v. Wade fight moves to front burner

    Roe v. Wade fight moves to front burner

    January 24, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The battle to defend a woman’s right to choose moved to the front burner this week as the NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Organization for Women and other organizations rallied their forces to defeat right-wing efforts...

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  • Size and history matter

    Size and history matter

    January 24, 2003

    The anti-war movement in the U.S., revitalized by the threats and bluster of George W. Bush, is already developing at a much faster pace than did the anti-Vietnam War movement. When I was 13, I went...

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