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LETTERS

Peaceful protesters picket perfectly; New politics needed here; While spying, watch cats; A better way for beavers; Plan, please; Lock him up

Postpone drug plan deadline!

WASHINGTON (PAI) — The same labor-backed coalition that last year helped successfully derail GOP President George W. Bush’s Social Security privatization scheme has launched a campaign to get lawmakers to postpone the May 15 deadline seniors face to sign up for Bush’s confusing, chaotic, costly prescription drug plan.

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In support of Title IX; The Seeger effect; 100 years of wisdom; For comprehensive immigration reform; It’s the rich; A song about the war

GULFCOASTUPDATE

20,000 in Lafayette, La., challenge city to provide services Elections roll on amid protests Gov’s plan lacks affordable housing

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Was Barry Bonds targeted?

Of all the bulked-up major league baseball players suspected of using steroids in the mid-to-late 1990s, how is it that Barry Bonds, baseball’s pre-eminent Black player, came to be Target No. 1 of federal investigators?

LETTERS

Fraud & insurance companies; Thrilled but Shore not first; For the record; New Orleans needs tourism; Worse in Texas than reported; France’s left leadership

Wal-Mart blocks port security

A lobby group dominated by Wal-Mart has successfully blocked efforts in recent years to increase security measures in U.S. ports wherever those measures might cut into the company’s profits, a report delivered to members of Congress by the AFL-CIO April 5 stated.

LETTERS

Fight for women’s rights Divide and rule Class and immigrant rights Impeachment ignored Cuba’s baseball team Drop charges against activists

Burst Alaskan pipeline damages tundra

A leak in an Alaskan pipeline operated by BP (British Petroleum) has resulted in one of the worst oil spills to afflict the region since the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. News reports say more than 260,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into a remote area of tundra that is home to a variety of Alaskan wildlife.

NATIONAL CLIPS

A glimpse at some of the many huge immigrant rights demonstrations that swept the country last week: DETROIT: 50,000 say, ‘We are not criminals’ DENVER: 50,000 march on State Capitol PHOENIX: Largest demo ever targets Sen. Kyl MILWAUKEE: 30,000 flex political muscle CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Mayor addresses rally of 7,000

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