Single payer activists organized by the Chicago Single Payer Action Network (ChiSPAN) held a rally here last week in front of the newly opened Democratic National Committee office on Michigan Avenue. Rally-goers demanded that the DNC put single-payer health care on its platform.
A comparison of the major energy initiatives proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill recently apologizing to African Americans for slavery and segregation. Authored by Steve Cohen, Democrat of Memphis, and co-sponsored by 120 representatives, House Resolution 194 apologizes for the 'fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow' segregation but does not address the issue of reparations.
Historian William A. Pelz, author of several previous books on the early German left, has written a stimulating short history of the European left that spans the period from the mid 19th century to just after World War I.
“Nuclear-Free Future Month” was launched here Aug. 1 with the opening of a remarkable exhibit at City Hall, “Witnesses to History: Conveying the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
The fatal Feb. 7 explosion at the Imperial Sugar Co. refinery in Fort Wentworth, Ga., disclosed the hazards of dangerous dust in enclose paces and that despite a warning an suggestions for regulation made two years ago, the GOP Bush regime’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has failed to do anything about it.
CHICAGO – Although Barack Obama’s appearance here at the Unity ‘08 convention gathered most of the media’s attention, the convention had some other business to attend to.
An average family is likely to spend an extra $750 this year on gasoline, compared with last year. My oil company has informed me it will cost $3,795 to heat my house this coming winter — three times the cost a few years ago. Cash-strapped local governments are trying to figure out how they will afford to operate police cars and heat schools.
LOS ANGELES – More than 1,500 Latino public officials, civic, labor rights and community leaders and activists from 20 states participated in the third annual National Latino Congreso here July 18-20. Delegates reaffirmed a progressive Latino agenda and a drive to bring out 10 million Latino voters to help change the direction of the country in the 2008 elections.
ST LOUIS – “This is a war of attrition,” said Glenn Burliegh, campaign coordinator for Robin Wright-Jones for state senate. “To win, we have to work harder, fight longer and overcome more obstacles than our opposition. But, we can do it.”