Dec 6

                
  • The Thrill and the Agony  This week in sports by Chas Walker

    The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker

    December 5, 2003

    Giving thanks for touchdowns In many households, football is as much a part of the Thanksgiving tradition as is turkey. Sitting down to watch Thursday’s games gives us the chance to bond with (or in some...

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  • Pickets cross Borders

    Pickets cross Borders

    December 5, 2003

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “We will stay on strike until Borders [bookstores] bargains in good faith,” say striking workers affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876 on the picket line at Borders’ number...

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  • John Donahue, fighter for the homeless

    John Donahue, fighter for the homeless

    December 5, 2003

    John Donahue, the executive director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, died on Nov. 17. Donahue – known to his many friends as Juancho – was hospitalized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was...

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  • Corporate Americas dirty secret

    Corporate Americas dirty secret

    December 5, 2003

    “Keeping up with the Dow Joneses: Debt, Prison, Workfare,” By Vijay Prashad. South End Press, 2003, Softcover, 214 pp., $17.00. Over the years, Vijay Prashad, a professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., has established himself...

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  • Documentaries speak truth to power

    Documentaries speak truth to power

    December 5, 2003

    Toronto Film Festival 2003 – part 3 As mentioned in my last column, the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival provided a wealth of excellent documentaries for progressive film enthusiasts. While this reviewer was unable to see...

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