Military leaders: end dont ask, dont tell

Opposition to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding the service of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals in the U.S. armed forces is gaining momentum — this time from within the military community.

Racial profiling at Yale protested

Workers at Yale are still waiting for an apology, five weeks after an African American library worker was the victim of racial profiling by a supervisor.


Nobel winners: drop charges against San Francisco 8

SAN FRANCISCO — A statement issued last week by Nobel Peace Prize laureates including South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has galvanized attention on a long-simmering case involving eight former Black Panther Party members charged with the 1971 murder of a San Francisco police sergeant. The men and their supporters contend the evidence cited against them was obtained under torture.


L.A. unions set 2008 fight for good jobs

LOS ANGELES — Next year labor contracts covering some 350,000 union members in 30 union locals in Los Angeles County will expire, while tens of thousands more are organizing for first contracts.

Michigan rally to protest hate crime

DETROIT — It’s “preposterous” to say that the hanging of nooses may not constitute a hate crime, charged the Rev. David Bullock of the National Council for Community Empowerment at a Nov. 27 press conference of religious leaders here.

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