June

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Remembering Michael Jackson

I think the first album I ever bought was by the Jackson Five. It was at a record store on Hillman and Kenmore Street in Youngstown, Ohio, and I rushed home to jam to the bubble gum beat and the saccharine sound of Michael Jackson. Today, neither the store, the vinyl LPs, nor Michael Jackson exist.

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Make the Dream Act a reality, immigrant youth say

CHICAGO – Most people are familiar with the popular catchphrase, “youth are the future.” Youth coined in this saying are dubbed to become the next generation of educated leaders in their communities and their country. Young people who graduate from high school and go onto college are likely to fit this wishful description.

Astonishing speed and breadth of pww.org

Tim Yeager, who was interviewed in a recent article on our web site, says he was “astonished at the speed of the article, not only going up on the web site, but also the speed it was picked up by news media and blogs and made its way around the world.”

Are you ready?

Hey, PWW readers, are you ready for a new, sleek, fresh and modern website? Well that’s what we have in store for you and we can’t wait for you all to see it.

New Yorkers oppose JROTC funding

On June 9 on the steps of New York City Hall, members of Military Families Speak Out, Code Pink and Granny Peace Brigade initiated an effort to delete $2 million from the city budget that is spent annually by the NY City Department of Education to support the JROTC program in the city’s high schools.

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On same-sex benefits change is welcome but ... LGBT leaders challenge Obama to go further

Leading civil rights organizations welcomed President Obama's memorandum expanding some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees June 17, but called on the President to take bolder steps on other hot-button LGBT equality issues.

Jane Hodes, lifelong activist, founder of Niebyl-Proctor Library

Jane E. Hodes, a longtime Communist Party member and activist for peace, social and economic justice, died June 6 at the Oakland, Calif. retirement home where she had lived for many years. She was 90 years old.

Holocaust Museum, Kansas doctor: When hate and politics turn deadly

WASHINGTON — Labor and human rights groups as well as political commentators have reacted with alarm to the May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who performed abortions, and, 12 days later, the shooting of security guard, Stephen T. Johns, an African American, at the Holocaust Museum in the nation’s capital.

Recycle your old tv

The big switch to digital TV happens tomorrow, June 12th. If you have cable or purchased a converter box, your TV will continue to work. Many people have chosen to buy a new television to ensure they will receive digitally broadcasted TV signals. A new boom in TV purchases could add to the growing waste caused by discarding old TVs, the Environmental Protection Agency reported this week.

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Whatever you give, you get back ten times

Pioneering medical anthropologist and lifelong communist Corinne Shear Wood died May 25 at age 84 in Santa Cruz, Calif., after a brief illness.

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