December

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No Happy New Year for California’s budget

After coping with over $60 billion in budget shortfalls this year, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propose draconian new budget cuts.

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Afghan war hurts domestic agenda, Mich. peace leader says

"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."

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60 organizations demand gov’t create millions of jobs

A coalition of 60 labor, civil rights and community organizations launched a campaign Dec. 16 to pressure Congress to "put America back to work" by passing legislation that creates millions of living-wage jobs.

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The racial diversity of hunger

Everyone knows Oakland, CA, is a diverse community. Probably more people from more races and nationalities live in the city than anywhere west of New York or north of Los Angeles

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‘Fat cat bankers’ summoned to White House

President Obama met today with the captains of Wall Street, whose names have become kitchen table curse words for millions of Americans facing foreclosures, layoffs and an uncertain future.

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One million new jobs possible, says economic study

Over one million new public service jobs could be created at a cost of $40 billion according to the Economic Policy Institute in a report released on Monday.