October

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Demonstration demands end to Bloomberg education policies

About 200 people turned out to an outdoor rally on Sunday sponsored by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to protest current Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of the city school system.

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Immigrant activist leaves sanctuary after nearly two years

Flor Crisostomo is a well-known immigrant rights activist here who spent nearly two years in sanctuary at the Adalberto United Methodist Church on the city’s northwest side. In a prepared statement released Oct. 19, Crisostomo announced she has left the church in order to begin the next phase in her struggle for immigration reform and the rights of indigenous communities.

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Calling on Congress: health care reform now

 On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."

New York bias attack points to rise in anti-gay violence

New Yorkers were horrified at the recent near-fatal beating of Jack Price near his home in the College Point neighborhood.

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Cap and trade controls smog, says EPA

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week touted the success of a cap and trade program (known as NOx Budget Trading Program, or NBP) that regulates emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in reducing smog and acid rain in portions of the country.

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Labor slams ‘deeply flawed’ Finance health bill

The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.

Rush Limbaugh ejected!

Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk show host known for his racially charged comments, has been removed from a potential group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.

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Anger boils over health industry’s threat

Labor, its allies, elected officials and the White House itself are mobilizing in response to insurance company attacks on health care reform.

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Cuban Five prisoner's sentence reduced

A Miami federal judge has reduced Cuban Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero's jail sentence from life to just under 22 years.

Capitol Hill demonstration demands immigration reform

“Reforma si, redadas no” (“reform yes, raids no”), and “for a just and human immigration reform” were some of the slogans chanted as thousands of immigrants’ rights activists poured onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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