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From the PWW archives, Oct. 21, 1995: African Americans March

This article was reprinted from the October 21, 1995 issue of the People’s Weekly World. WASHINGTON - From the west steps of the Capitol as far as the eye could see, to the Washington Monument hundreds of thousands of African Americans gathered Monday, Oct. 16 for the “Million Man March.”


Hot race in Pennsylvania

One of the most exciting and pivotal election campaigns in Pennsylvania is in the 6th Congressional District, northwest of Philadelphia, where Lois Murphy (D) is challenging incumbent Jim Gerlach (R) for the second time.


Life and Death

Aaron Mahler, 1918-2006 George Shenkar, lifelong activist


CD Review: Anne Feeney strikes again

Anne is best known as “The Union Maid” from her lifelong dedication to the labor movement. Her continuing concern for work and workers is reflected in both her opening cut and “Too Much Monkey Business,” her hilarious and completely updated version of the old Chuck Berry song. Here she presents a great take on contemporary working-class frustrations.


From Vietnam to Iraq at Toronto Film Fest

Aware of the connection between art and politics, many artists over the years have lent their names to social change. A couple films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival document the ordeals of two world-famous artists sharing many similarities, albeit years apart.



Health care crisis up close & personal

I work in Philadelphia with a group that is trying to get health care for all. Our overall goal is the passage of legislation that would create a government funded, single-payer health care system in the United States.


New Yorkers aim to shift Congress

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — People have long said that New York, with at least four vulnerable Republican-held congressional seats, is a battleground state. And as national scandals continue to engulf the Republican Party, local Democrats are getting a boost.

Chicagoans fight surging utility rates

CHICAGO — With 57,000 households having their heat shut off, people unable to cook, no hot water for bathing, and the chill of fall setting in, low-income Chicagoans are looking to use the upcoming election for governor to press for a law that would allow them to pay their utility bills based on their limited incomes.

Bound and dug in debt and glut

Two stories roiled Massachusetts this summer. Seemingly unrelated, the two are connected by the contradictions between incalculable wealth and spreading poverty, a glut of capital and deepening individual and governmental debt, and extraordinary monopolization and growing social atomization.

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