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  • Build Oakland for everyone, say residents

    Build Oakland for everyone, say residents

    November 30, 2007

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Over 400 residents here came together Nov. 17 to project their vision of economic development — a vision featuring well-paying jobs, affordable housing, a healthy and safe environment, and steps to overcome the...

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  • U.S.-Mexico anti-drug plan sparks uproar

    U.S.-Mexico anti-drug plan sparks uproar

    November 30, 2007

    A hullabaloo has arisen over a secretly negotiated anti-drug proposal that would include new U.S. funds for Mexican and Central American security forces. The deal, finalized in a meeting in Merida, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan...

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  • Must-see documentaries showcased in Toronto

    Must-see documentaries showcased in Toronto

    November 30, 2007

    For the first time in its 32-year history, the Toronto International Film Festival screened a film that was simultaneously available for free streaming on the Internet. The seven-minute short film, “Shock Doctrine,” based on Naomi Klein’s...

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  • Who are the real American gangsters?

    Who are the real American gangsters?

    November 30, 2007

    If you want fast-paced, episodic plotting and the latest Hollywood version of “Super Fly,” go see “American Gangster.” But whether you’ve seen it or not, here is my opinion. And I’m 65 years old and come...

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  • Gambling with our money

    Gambling with our money

    November 30, 2007

    The increasing use of gambling as a source of revenue to close budget shortfalls is spreading like the plague across our nation. Cities both large and small, devastated by the loss of hundreds of thousands of...

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