June

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.

Insomnia may be neurochemical

A neurochemical deficiency may be linked to primary insomnia (PI) in adults it was reported today. According to researchers of the Harvard Medical School gamma-amino-butiric (GABA) acid, the main inhibitor neuro transmissor in the brain is reduced 30 percent in persons who suffer primary insomnia for more than six months.

New report finds minority women more likely to receive high-cost loans

A new report by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) shows that minority women are more likely to receive high-cost home mortgage loans than white women.

Wal-Mart organizing drive spreads to Texas

DALLAS -- Wal-Mart workers across the country are organizing themselves into unions with the United Food and Commercial Workers, even in Texas! The organizing committee held a press conference outside a Wal-Mart at the extreme southern end of Dallas on June 1. It was one of 20 held nationwide as lead-up to Wal-Marts shareholders' meeting on June 5 in Arkansas

Dean backs Josh Skaller for council seat

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America and Democratic National Committee chair emeritus, gave an enthusiastic endorsement to City Council candidate Josh Skaller, saying, “We need people who are going to be on the streets all the time listening to ordinary people.”

Holocaust Museum shooter had close ties to prominent neo-Nazis

Law enforcement officials have identified the suspect in the Holocaust Museum shootings as James Wenneker von Brunn, born in 1920, from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. D.C. Police Spokeswoman Traci Hughes reportedly said the suspect walked into the museum at about 1 p.m. ET with a rifle and shot a guard.

Health care now fight rages on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The fight for universal health care is raging on Capitol Hill with grassroots activists and progressive lawmakers making clear they will not support anything less than reform that provides a strong public option like Medicare.

How to revive auto and save the environment

It seems like an easy solution. Give car buyers a voucher to exchange their older gas guzzlers for newer models with improved fuel economy. Thousands of car owners would jump at the chance to purchase a new car that saves them money on gas. An ailing US auto industry will get a lion's share of that new business, giving it a much needed boost.

Employee Free Choice backer wins Tony

Congratulations to the performers, all members of Actors’ Equity, who won Tony Awards this past weekend. And a special salute to Gregory Jbara, who picked up a Tony Award for his role as “Dad” in the hit Broadway musical “Billy Elliot The Musical.”

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