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Fixing busted budgets

In state capitals across the country, the fiscal year began July 1 with financial catastrophe. Summer schools were shut in California, state parks closed in Arizona, drug treatment and home health workers were slashed in Illinois, and paydays were payless in Pennsylvania, to give only a few examples.

Truth-telling time

This is truth-telling time in the fight for health care. The voices of the uninsured and underinsured, of those who have insurance but live in fear of losing it, must be heard. The stakes could not be higher.

Theres more to us than print

We have gotten some great responses to the news that the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo is publishing daily online. But some of you still might not realize what our website has to offer, all the content you’ll be missing, if you don’t visit our daily coverage online.

Letters - August 8, 2009

A faith inspired vision of health care justice Get out of Afghanistan Indonesia’s deadly Kopassus Day care for all

Devils and details

Republicans – and some “Blue Dog” Democrats are bound and determined to stop any kind of health care reform, having made their deal with the devils of the insurance/medical industry giants.

Pride Month: Suggested reading and viewing

These days you can find many LGBT titles at your local public library, nearby bookstore, and of course online. These include poetry, graphic novels and comics, classic and contemporary fiction and a whole lot more. Share your suggestions at pww@pww.org.

The hemispheric significance of the Honduras events

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has announced he will return to his country this weekend, accompanied by a distinguished group of Latin American and International figures including Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza and the presidents of Argentina and Ecuador. He had originally planned to return on Thursday July 2, but postponed his arrival to allow for an ultimatum the OAS have given to the acting president of Honduras to expire. Although the illegal regime set up by the people who carried out the coup have threatened to arrest Zelaya if he returns, my guess is that the coup is done for, and that Zelaya’s return will be a march of triumph.

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No militaricen a juventud

Activistas de paz de diferentes organizaciones abogan por eliminar $2 millones del presupuesto escolar de la ciudad de Nueva York que usan para programas de adiestramiento militar.

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BOOK REVIEW Studs Terkels Working soars to new life as graphic novel

Studs Terkel was synonymous with the everyman, heart of the hoi polloi. In one of his last interviews he repeated a story he enjoyed telling about encountering a couple of vocally anti-union Young Urban Professionals in his hometown of Chicago. Terkel, then already into his nineties, stared down the latest denizens of the ruling class, profoundly finishing them off in a manner which they probably never forgot. That was Studs.

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Are you ready?

Hey, PWW readers, are you ready for a new, sleek, fresh and modern website? Well that’s what we have in store for you and we can’t wait for you all to see it.

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