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  • EDITORIAL: From Little Rock to Jena

    EDITORIAL: From Little Rock to Jena

    September 28, 2007

    This week the nation observed the 50th anniversary of the struggle to integrate public schools in Little Rock, Ark. It came just one week after 50,000 protesters converged on Jena, La., to protest the criminalization of...

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  • Gulf fishermen struggle to rebuild what Katrina destroyed

    Gulf fishermen struggle to rebuild what Katrina destroyed

    September 28, 2007

    YSCLOSKEY, La. — In a shower of sparks, Ricky Robin was repairing hurricane damage to “Lil’ Rick,” his 56-foot steel-hulled shrimp boat, when he spotted an out-of-town reporter snapping photos. “I built her with my own...

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  • Bush veto would strip 5 million kids of health care

    Bush veto would strip 5 million kids of health care

    September 28, 2007

    President Bush’s threatened veto of legislation to renew and expand the popular State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) puts at risk medical insurance for 5 million or more poor children, according to fighters for children’s health...

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  • Iraq Moratorium asks How many more will die?

    Iraq Moratorium asks How many more will die?

    September 28, 2007

    CHICAGO — Dozens of peace activists, covered in white sheets, some stained with fake blood, lay motionless on the concrete with red carnations atop their bodies in a “die-in” at Federal Plaza here Sept. 21, symbolizing...

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  • After historic march: No justice yet for Jena 6

    After historic march: No justice yet for Jena 6

    September 28, 2007

    JENA, La. — The day after tens of thousands marched to free the Jena Six, Melissa Bell stepped out of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in tears Sept. 21 after the judge denied bail for her son,...

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