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American Indians blast Bush energy plan

WASHINGTON – Backed up by Native American leaders from across the country, Alaska’s Gwich’in people assailed the Bush administration Feb. 11 for scheming to turn over to greedy oil companies their ancestral lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Writer and activist Langston Hughes at 100

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Langston Hughes centennial has taken center stage here this month, with an exhibit of Hughes’ papers at Yale’s Beinecke Library, showing through April 20, and celebrations at local libraries and schools.

Homeland Security must not undermine rights

The issue of Homeland Security is not to be taken lightly. Our nation, and the people of Connecticut, have been deeply shaken by the horrible terrorist attack on Sept. 11. It is understandable that our security measures need to be reviewed.

The struggle against war, racism and repression

President Bush’s State of the Union address represents a major challenge to all progressive forces in this period. It was one of the most militaristic, most jingoistic addresses ever made by an American president.

Understanding York, Pennsylvania

The Story of Civil Rights In York, Pennsylvania: A 250-Year Interpretive History by Jim Kalish, 264 pages, York County Audit of Human Rights, 225 East Princess Street, York PA 17403. (717) 843-2039.

FARC submits proposals to reduce intensity of conflict

As renewed peace talks in Colombia continue, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) has submitted its proposals for reducing the intensity of the conflict.

Jewish and Arab protesters call for peace

TEL AVIV – It’s been a long time since this city has seen such a large mass rally for peace and against the Sharon government’s war crimes policy as the one the evening of Feb. 9.

Tucson Peace Fair next weekend

TUCSON – The Tucson Peace Center has invited residents of the state to celebrate what has become a local tradition. The 20th annual Tucson Peace Fair, a festive day of “music, dance, food and discovery” will unfold on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Reid Park bandshell (DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center).

More bad news

The economy lost another 89,000 jobs in January as layoffs in manufacturing and construction continued. However, because of an implausible decline of 924,000 in the civilian labor force, the number crunchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) were able to report that the January unemployment rate had fallen two-tenths of a percent from December levels.

So long, partner! What happened to my $ 20,000?

During the 1980s, when LTV Steel was going through its first bankruptcy, the company got concessions from our union (the United Steelworkers of America). It was supposed to save our jobs and we would get most of the money back when we retired. We have been through so many battles with LTV that I don’t remember the exact details, but we gave up $2-$3 an hour in wages.

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