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America: the latest police state?

On the one hand: We are under attack from a secret organization that operates at our very bosom, using the openness of our society against us. Surely, we are justified in taking extraordinary measures to defend ourselves.

War on terrorism: On to Iraq?

It’s all but official. Despite strong opposition from Arab allies, not to mention our NATO partners in Europe, it seems we’re headed for Round 2 – war against Iraq.

There's more to defense than guns

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Students protest racist team names

MINNEAPOLIS – As the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” hockey team arrived here to play the University of Minnesota Gophers Jan. 5, it was greeted with placards and shouts calling on the team to change its name.

Vigil launched to lift sanctions

OAKLAND – Supporters of the lifting of sanctions against the Republic of Haiti held the first of a series of weekly picketing and protest at the Federal Building here Jan. 3.

New Yorkers meet Bloomberg with demands

NEW YORK – A citywide coalition of New Yorkers gathered at the steps of City Hall Jan. 2 to voice their concerns and present a set of demands to Michael Bloomberg, the city’s new mayor.

Republicans stop action on vital farm bill

After months of hearings in farm regions across the nation, Senate Democrats brought to the floor a new farm bill for the next five years that would have protected farmers from expected low commodity prices.

Fla. seniors fight for jobless

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– The Florida chapter of the Alliance of Retired Americans (ARA) called on Congress and the Bush administration last month to double the weeks of jobless benefits to 52 weeks and provide health insurance coverage under Medicare to all 8.3 million unemployed workers as the economic recession deepened.

End before-school chaos

Is that vision of the ideal TV family of the 60s still locked in your memory every morning – the smiling Mom and Dad leisurely discussing the coming day over a nourishing breakfast with their loving, well-organized children?

A people's health agenda for the new year

The political action agendas for labor and people’s movements in 2002 will be crucial to the next decade of social progress.

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