May

National Clips

NEW YORK, N.Y.: Workers killed in “mistaken” raids / WASHINGTON, D.C.: High Court rejects deportation cases / LOS ANGELES, Calif.: Ludlow wins council seat / LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Teamsters hold organizing conference / NEW LONDON, Conn.: Continuing the struggle for peace

Vet health care worth saving

Under the headline “A Storm is Brewing,” the May issue of The American Legion Magazine contains an interview with National Commander Ronald F. Conley, an Air Force veteran and pipe fitter from Pittsburgh.

Fighting a home foreclosure on the Iron Range

When Janet Johnson went to help her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, make arrangements for her care, she never suspected that it would lead down a road of home foreclosure and even more heartache. Yet, that is the road she treds, and hers is not an isolated one.

Anger grows at deaths of 19 immigrants

A Mexican Air Force C-180 cargo plane flew the bodies of 19 immigrant workers back to Mexico last week for burial in many grief-stricken cities and towns.

FCC rule changes threaten freedom of press

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will vote June 2 on rules governing media ownership, allowing further consolidation and control by the nation’s largest media corporations.

Taxes: No pretty sunsets here

On May 23 Congress passed a $320 billion tax cut. Or was it $350 billion? Or $550 billion? But what ever its size, one thing is certain: it was another bonanza for the richest of the rich – and will cost a great deal more than any of the numbers being kicked around.

Tribeca Film Festival Catch them if you can

Most people won’t have a chance to go to New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival (www.tribecafilmfestival.org) May 3-11 but here are three entries to watch for if you’re lucky enough to live in a town that offers more than just the usual blockbusters.

Remembering Nina Simone

Nina Simone was known for a few things – her powerful voice, the music she wrote and her dedication to racial equality. Born in North Carolina in 1933, Simone began her musical training early, starting piano lessons before she was old enough for school.

National Clips

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Death penalty is an act of racism The death penalty in the United States remains an act of racial injustice, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) said in a report on the continuing role of race in capital cases in the U.S. African Americans account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, but are more than 40 percent of those on death row and one in three of those executed.

Santorum slammed for anti-gay bigotry

A firestorm of protest continues to hover around Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) for remarks bashing gays and lesbians.

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