Youth volunteers help win local race

ST. LOUIS — Volunteers participating in the Summer Youth Elections Camp here were credited with the victory of Robin Wright-Jones in the 5th District State Senate primary here Aug. 5. Wright-Jones won by 111 votes over opponent Rodney Hubbard who had the support and over $500,000 in funding from several in Missouri’s right-wing leadership—including the current speaker of the state house, a Republican.

Got money?

Like pollutants spreading through a food chain, the consequences of the country’s economic crisis are multiplying in state budgets around the nation. Bush administration policies have made the crisis worse.

Black American swimmer wins Olympic gold, historic first

Cullen Jones, only the second African-American to make the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, is the second African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal for his performance in the team’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay. Amid all the well-earned acclaim for Michael Phelps' accomplishments racking up gold medals for swimming, Jones' historic achievement should be noted.

Latino voters on the rise for Obama

There is no doubt about it. Nov. 4 could ultimately change the face of American politics and its Latino voters who will arguably make the difference. Latinos are expected to make voter history as one of the most important electoral constituencies throughout the country. And it’s no surprise that Latino voters will make a huge impact in the likelihood of electing the first U.S. African American president.

Mandelas 90th Celebrated in Berkeley

On July 17, the walls of the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, festooned with dozens of historic anti-Apartheid posters, seemed to vibrate from the joyous applause of the crowd gathered to celebrate Mandela’s 90th birthday.


Now We Owe Cusack

If there is anyone left who approves of the Bush Administration’s war policies, they won’t like “War, Inc.” If there are people who don’t like savage political cartoonery, they won’t like the film either. Everybody else should rush to get a ticket while, or if, they are still available.


Billboard demands freedom for Cuban 5

SAN FRANCISCO — During the month of August, travelers on a main route through downtown San Francisco are encountering a vivid reminder about the ongoing struggle to free five Cubans jailed for years in the United States because they sought to expose terrorist acts against their country emanating from U.S. soil.

Privatizing U.S. drinking water: costly and eco-unfriendly

We turn on the tap, and clean water flows. Most of us take this service for granted because we consider water, necessary for life, a basic right. In fact, this notion stems back to an ancient Roman legal precedent called the public trust doctrine.

Students turn out for McCain healthcare protest

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) met hostility and protest when he came to speak near Ohio State's Mershon Auditorium here at a American Cancer Society event to tout his plan for the privatization of healthcare July 31.

Activists call on Dems to include HR 676 in platform

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.

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