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  • Payments to Black farmers blocked by U.S.

    Payments to Black farmers blocked by U.S.

    August 1, 2004

    Aggressive legal tactics by the Bush administration have deliberately undermined a landmark 1997 civil rights settlement with African American farmers, turning the claims process into another chapter in a long history of discriminatory treatment by the...

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  • Black Harvest to showcase new films

    Black Harvest to showcase new films

    August 1, 2004 By Curly Cohen

    CHICAGO – Five Chicago-based movies are part of this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival scheduled here Aug. 7-19 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Of the 18 features and six shorts, all but one will be...

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  • Antonio Gades dies

    Antonio Gades dies

    August 1, 2004

    Recognized as the greatest Spanish male dancer of his generation and an even greater choreographer, Antonio Gades died of cancer in Madrid on July 20. He was 67. Gades’ father, a building worker and communist, left...

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  • Prescription for a sick health care system

    Prescription for a sick health care system

    August 1, 2004

    Book Review Health Care Meltdown: Confronting the Myths and Fixing Our Failing System By Robert H. LeBow, M.D. Alan C. Hood Co., 2004 Softcover, 304 pp., $15.00 “America is the only developed nation that fails to...

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  • McCarthyism rears its ugly head

    McCarthyism rears its ugly head

    August 1, 2004 By John Gilman

    Back in the 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee was running wild. It was blacklisting journalists, militant unionists, authors, playwrights and anyone who opposed the Korean War or signed the Stockholm Peace Pledge to outlaw the...

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