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New Orleans rally: Save Charity Hospital

Two hundred doctors, other health care workers, patients and “Charity babies” — New Orleans residents born at the city’s Charity Hospital — rallied March 25, demanding that President Bush, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and the Louisiana state Legislature “repair, re-open, and fund” the hospital.

Claremont Resort & Spa workers win long battle

BERKELEY, Calif. — After a long and sometimes bitter struggle, some 400 workers at the luxury Claremont Resort and Spa have won a new, multiyear contract providing wage and benefit increases their union says will raise their overall pay to the area union standard. For the first time, most workers will be eligible for health coverage.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: 1,500 march for immigrant rights BILLINGS, Mont.: Provide birth control, says state official DURHAM, N.C.: Rally against sexual violence TUCSON, Ariz.: FBI spying sparks protest, satire WASHINGTON: EPA relaxes air standards

Immigrant rights: a new movement springs up

WASHINGTON — Father Claudio Holzer, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Melrose Park, Ill., is a board member of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Yet even he was stunned by the mass demonstrations that swept the nation in defense of 11 million undocumented people in recent weeks.


Calls mount for censure or impeachment of Bush

WASHINGTON — Despite Republican efforts to kill it, a grassroots movement demanding that Congress censure or impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for “high crimes” is spreading across the nation.

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