April

Cyprus new president moves to reunify divided nation

The stunning election of a Communist president in Cyprus last month promised a new direction for the divided country. Now, newly elected president Dimitris Christofias has taken a historic step toward the long-sought reunification of Cyprus.

Mumia Abu-Jamals supporters vow to keep up fight

PHILADELPHIA — Following the decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that Mumia Abu-Jamal must be sentenced to life in prison or receive a new sentencing trial, his attorney and his supporters are vowing to continue the fight for his exoneration.

McCain to at-risk homeowners: Drop dead!

WASHINGTON — Millions of homeowners facing foreclosure got a bucket of ice water in the face from Sen. John McCain March 25. “The mess you are in is your own fault. Don’t expect any bailouts from me.” That was the GOP presidential nominee’s message, stripped of election-year rhetoric.

Fulfill the legacies of King and Chavez

On March 31 we celebrated the 81st birthday of the late Cesar Chavez, the revered co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. On April 4 we marked the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Today, in the titanic struggle to end the right-wing grip on our nation’s government, it is timely to reflect on the legacies of these giants of American history.

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Republicans muzzle credit card victims

Four workers robbed by their credit card companies sat silently at recent congressional hearings on the matter, afraid to share their horror stories with the people elected to represent them.

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