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50 shots and counting

Violence has always been a feature of police work. Marilynn S. Johnson, in her book “Street Justice: A History of Police Violence in New York City,” details the violent history of the oldest (1841), and largest (over 30,000) organized force in the United States

EDITORIAL: Progress on womens rights

Jan. 22 is the 34th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which ruled that state laws barring abortion violate the constitutional right to privacy.

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Media reform is all about democracy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The media reform movement has come into its own with its most recent conference held here Jan. 12-14.

The truth about Gerald Ford: he was no uniter

A fuzzy aura has been generated around Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, who died at age 93 on Dec. 26. When I arrived on Capitol Hill in the spring of 1968 as a reporter for the Daily World, House Minority Leader Gerald Ford (R-Mich.) was still spearheading a racist crusade against Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D-N.Y.).

EDITORIAL: The Dream is alive

Dr. Martin Luther King’s “dream” is alive and growing among American workers, in their struggles for what is rightfully theirs: a livable, sustainable world, at peace, where all prosper and opportunities abound for all.

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The labor and peoples movements are in the house

Out of the pain and suffering from Bush policies grew determination for a change. The deep desire to stop the death and destruction in Iraq, and the dire need for decent wages, health care, housing and opportunities for young people, brought out the vote.

National AFL-CIO honors Dr. King in Houston

HOUSTON — For the first time, the national AFL-CIO’s observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will take place in Texas. The AFL-CIO MLK Holiday Observance, a five-day celebration from Jan. 11-15, will highlight Dr. King’s solidarity with the union movement.

Historic inauguration in Massachusetts

BOSTON — A huge crowd, estimated at up to 20,000 people, witnessed the Jan. 4 inauguration of Deval Patrick, only the second African American elected governor of a U.S. state. The election of Patrick, a Democrat, ended 16 years of Republican governors in Massachusetts.

Texas town pushes through racist ordinance

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - Travelers drive through Farmers Branch without realizing it, because the tiny town of 27,508 is crammed into bustling North Dallas. Thanks to its aggressively racist city council and protests by its 37 percent Latino population, though, much of the world is aware of what is transpiring there.

The truth about Gerald Ford: he was no uniter

A fuzzy aura has been generated around Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, who died at age 93 on Dec. 26

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