October

Calls mount to bring troops home from Afghanistan

This month, as the war in Afghanistan entered its eighth year, U.S. military and intelligence agencies warned of growing problems, the country’s economic situation continued to deteriorate, and calls grew for a peaceful resolution.

The ultimate injustice

The state of Georgia is set to kill Troy Anthony Davis on Oct. 27. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme refused to take up Mr. Davis' appeal, terminating a temporary stay of execution.

Jon Burge arrested!

Hope springs that justice will be served CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge, 60, was arrested by federal agents at his home near Tampa, Fla., Oct. 21 and charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of perjury. According to the U.S. attorney’s office Burge lied about whether he and officers he supervised used torture methods on murder suspects, scores of African American men in the 1970s and 1980s, who were forced to confess to crimes they say they did not commit.

Hillary Clinton rallies Youngstown, Ohio for Obama, Biden

A noisy and enthusiastic crowd greeted Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) at an Obama/Biden election rally held at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly Gymnasium today. With just 18 days left until the election, the Youngstown area is going into high gear with its second rally this week. On Monday vice presidential candidate Joe Biden visited neighboring Warren to kickoff a state bus tour.

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Its spelled J-O-B-S!

Barack Obama and John McCain put forward two very different approaches to the economic meltdown last week.

Coalition mobilizes to protect the vote

The Baltimore Sun debunked Republican charges that ACORN is flooding state election boards with phony voter registration cards. “This sounds more like partisan sniping than legitimate complaints aimed at protecting ballot box integrity,” the Oct. 13 Sun editorial charged. ACORN is required by law to deliver all voter registration cards, including duplicates and those improperly filled out, to election boards, and ACORN flagged all faulty cards, the Sun said. “ACORN says it’s registered 1.3 million voters nationwide. Any operation that big is bound to produce errors but the irregularities cited by GOP critics are miniscule compared with the number of valid applications.”

Biden calls for tax on Big Oil

YOUNGSTOWN -- Voters in the Mahoning Valley are gearing up for the election with a candidate's forum here along with Hillary Clinton and vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden appearing in the area this week.

Union activists told: Drop everything else and get out vote for Obama

Warning of dire consequences if John McCain is elected president, national and local labor leaders urged union activists here to drop everything else and get out the vote for Barack Obama.

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Black Panther Party photo exhibition clarifies history

HOUSTON — There’s another knock your socks off exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. Entitled “The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History” this is a display of 47 photographs of the Panthers by their close friend Stephen Shames.

Guide to Bush-McCain economic crisis, week 4

What will be impact of the Wall Street bankruptcies, bailouts and blunders on working people in this country and worldwide? What's the solution to the crisis?

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