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EDITORIAL: Mortgages & mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a dramatic new report this week, predicting the mortgage foreclosure crisis will cause big economic losses in cities around the country.

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Largest Veterans Day parade goes to Phoenix

The Veterans Day parade in Phoenix, Ariz., claims to be the largest in the country. It certainly was long and well attended.

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B.J. Mangaoang, longtime Communist leader, 92

B.J. Mangaoang, a longtime leader of the Communist Party of Washington state, died Oct. 20 at the age of 92. In her political life, B.J. was principled, dedicated and persistent, inspiring many with her devotion and consistency. She participated in peace movements against the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, and the current Iraq war. She was active in the civil rights movement, the labor movement and in many other local and state struggles.

LETTERS: Nov. 3

Hotel workers deserve insurance Disaster contract Better coverage Public interest reporting on health care Climate chaos and capitalism Mortgage crisis and dialectics

EDITORIAL: War on Iran? Dj vu

We cannot allow the Bush administration to use the “war on terrorism” or its brand of “democracy” as an excuse to attack Iran, whether with sanctions or military force.

Egypts untouchables

Egypt’s independent, nongovernmental press is trying to cope with government regulations that stifle freedom of speech and deny the public access to balanced news coverage.

LETTERS: Oct. 27

Wildfires, climate change and Iraq Subprime corruption Thanks from Albuquerque Nobel Prize in economics Dental decay on the rise

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LETTERS: Oct. 20

Watada’s leadership SCHIP fight Globalization tune Victory Bottom line We want to hear from you!

Elah questions war

“In the Valley of Elah,” directed by Paul Haggis, is a refreshingly open and frank look at the harsh realities the war in Iraq has caused and its impact on U.S. military families.

Solidarity talks, phonies squawk

As soon as aspects of the proposed contract with General Motors were revealed, activists’ e-mail boxes began to fill up with the opinions of armchair socialists. “Sellout” and “backroom deal” were the usual characterizations. All of them blasted the union; none of them criticized GM. All of them were full of shrieking condemnation; none of them had any positive suggestions as to how we could help.

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