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EAST LOS ANGELES: Latinos protest Schwarzenegger / DEARBORN, Mich.: Workers protest phony Bush jobs plan / COLUMBUS, Ohio: Unity = Victory for Rx coverage / NASHVILLE, Tenn.: African Americans live sicker and die sooner

PWW story among most censored

An article by Karen Talbot titled “Coup-making in Venezuela: The Bush and oil factors,” which appeared in the July 27, 2002, edition of the People’s Weekly World, has been named one of the 25 most censored stories of 2002-2003.

Californians gird to block recall Oct. 7

SAN FRANCISCO – The labor-led fight to defeat the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis is surging forward despite a Sept. 22 court ruling that reinstated Oct. 7 as the date of the special election.

No Child law hurts kids, schools

CHICAGO – The letters were sent in August. Hundreds of thousands of parents received the news. Their children were going to failing schools.

Health crisis fueled by greed

The escalating health care crisis, while causing an ever-widening circle of human misery, is also revealing the ugly underbelly of U.S. capitalism. The health crisis is giving rise to a raft of illegal and fraudulent practices, all driven by greed.

Retirees reject Medicare drug bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It rained and it poured, but still 1,000 retirees came out on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, to stop the privatization of Medicare.

National Clips

MONROE, Mich.: Marching for jobs and clean air / SPRINGFIELD, Ill.: State to get drugs from Canada / PITTSBURGH: AK Steel charged with racism / WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.: College teacher fired for antiwar remarks

Texas redistricting plan threatens equality

AUSTIN, Texas – The return to Texas from Albuquerque, N.M., by Texas state Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) broke the back of his fellow Democratic state senators’ fight to stop the Karl Rove, George W. Bush, Tom DeLay power grab in Texas

Court delays recall, upholds voting rights

LOS ANGELES – Ultra-right Republican plans to seize control of this state ran into a roadblock when an appeals court Sept. 15 ordered postponement of California’s recall election.

Florida court blocks Medicaid-funded abortions

Continuing to put women’s health at risk, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion Sept. 3 refusing to overturn Florida’s ban on Medicaid-funded abortions.

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