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Unemployed hold vigil

PHILADELPHIA – On Dec. 27 dozens of unemployed workers and their supporters gathered in front of Pennsylvania Career Links, the Unemployment Office here, to call for the extension of the Temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program, which was passed in March 2002.

The economic crisis comes home

The economic downturn has caused fiscal crises in almost every state and city.

Struggle stops steel co. abatement

Workers Correspondence LORAIN, Ohio – After a two-month struggle, the steel company RTI/REP pulled its demand for a 60 percent tax abatement from the city here.

Who is John Snow?

One of the first items of business before the new Senate will be the confirmation of John W. Snow, President Bush’s choice for Treasury Secretary.

National Clips

CLEVELAND, Ohio: Northeast Ohio demands no war with Iraq / NEW YORK: One million Methodist women launch Mid-East peace campaign / PHILADELPHIA: Fifth largest U.S. city says ‘No war’ / DETROIT, Mich.: Injury to one is an injury to all / CANTON, Ohio: City Council to PBGC: ‘Pay steel pensions’

Operation Tarmac terrorizes families

CHICAGO – About a hundred protesters of all races chanted and sang at a departure pavilion of the world’s busiest airport, O’Hare International, Dec. 30. Illinois Coalition to Protect Political Freedom, the Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues, Pueblo sin Fronteras and others organized the protest in response to an anti-immigrant operation at both this and Midway Airport.

National Clips

NEW YORK: Is that a steel knife in the / STEELE, Ala.: Life on a land mine / NEW HAVEN, Conn.: Bush pays lip service to domestic public safety

American Indian activist speaks from prison

Well here we are once again, at the end of my 26th year behind these prison walls. As I reflect back on this past year I am amazed to see all the legal motion that is now happening in my case. After Clinton walked out on us in 2001, I almost felt that I didn’t have any avenues of redress left and I wasn’t sure if the campaign for my freedom could continue.

Free the Cuban Five

The following is a New Year greeting from Ramon Labañino Salazar, one of the Cuban Five. We would like to let you know how grateful we are, for all the beautiful and outstanding jobs you are doing in this battle for our freedom. Please, receive in this letter, the expression of our highest gratitude and love.

Middle Eastern, Muslim immigrants detained in mass INS round-up

Hundreds of men from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and the Sudan were detained in Southern California jails after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration authorities, Dec. 18.

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