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  • Lou Diskin, Marxist educator, working-class activist

    Lou Diskin, Marxist educator, working-class activist

    August 8, 2003

    Lou Diskin, Communist and long-time working class activist, died July 28 at the age of 84. Lou was a carpenter, book publisher and seller, educator, and political leader. He was admired for his wisdom, modest character,...

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  • The Thrill and the Agony

    The Thrill and the Agony

    August 8, 2003 By Chas Walker

    Royals jack up the Sox, 13-9 At the All-Star Break in mid-July, the Kansas City Royals were seven games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the race for first place of the American League Central...

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  • Letters

    Letters

    August 8, 2003

    Hepburn’s labor solidarity The recent death of Katharine Hepburn reminded me of her solidarity with striking Box Tree Restaurant workers on Manhattan’s East 49th Street back in the 1990s. I found the following on the internet:...

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  • Editorials

    Editorials

    August 8, 2003

    U.S. should lead in nuclear disarmament Fifty-eight years ago this week, the United States – the only country to use nuclear weapons – dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These actions,...

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  • Chicagoans fight for affordable energy

    Chicagoans fight for affordable energy

    August 8, 2003

    CHICAGO – With the hottest summer months still ahead of us, a Chicago group is charging that Chicago’s electric utility, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), is violating the provisions of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)....

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