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Iowa lucha contra Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa – Los 122.000 votantes demócratas de Iowa que desafiaron el frío la noche del 19 de enero para asistir a las reuniones del Partido Demócrata para escoger su candidato presidencial fue una muestra dramática de su resolución de derrocar a George W. Bush el próximo 2 de noviembre.

Texans battle for voting rights

When a Republican District Attorney in Waller County, Texas wrote a letter claiming that students at Prairie View A&M University, which has an almost totally African American student population, did not necessarily have the right to vote in the county, 5,000 students marched two and a half hours in wet weather to the courthouse. There they held a big political rally and voter registration celebration.

Who is counting your vote? Diebold & Bush vs. the public interest

Who is counting your vote? Now is the time, before November 2004, to ask that and a few other questions.

Texan switches parties

Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall, Texas, handed the congressional rightwing an easy victory on New Year’s Day when he revealed that he was switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party. The Texas congressional delegation is thus split evenly, 16-16.

Health care is pivotal in 2004

The 2004 elections are a dramatic backdrop to the fight back against the Bush Medicare wrecking ball.

Black, Latino leaders hit voter remap bias

AUSTIN, Texas – A three-judge panel Jan. 6 upheld a districting plan conceived by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to add eight or more Republicans to the Texas congressional delegation.

Raising spirits and funds from coast to coast

From one end of the country to the other, readers of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo have come together to show their support for this newspaper.

Medicare reform a threat to women

The Bush administration, the right wing of the Republican Party, and the health insurance industry have achieved a remarkable feat – the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 is a major threat to the Medicare program and a marvelous source of profits for the health care industry.

Pennsylvanians demand school funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Protesters organized by Good Schools Pennsylvania lined the steps of the Capitol Rotunda here Dec. 9 with a strong message for the State Senate: “Pass an education budget that greatly increases funding for education reform.

National Clips

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Living wage victory / BERKELEY, Calif.: First Black law school dean / SPRING HILL, Tenn.: Saturn contract a mixed bag / ATLANTA: No room at the inn / CONCORD, N.H.: State to buy drugs from Canada / NORTH POLE: Members of Elves Local 1 on overtime

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