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Frustrated voters approve recall, reject racist Prop. 54

OAKLAND, Calif. – Frustrated Californians voted to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis Oct. 7 and replace him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Rep. Senfronia Thompson: A Texas lawmaker takes a stand

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Democrat of Houston, is a Texan who stands tall for democratic rights, equality, and government that provides quality public education, health care, and other entitlements as basic human rights.

Rep. Lee introduces universal health care bill

On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced HR 3000, the United States Universal Health Service Act. This bill, or one very similar to it, has been introduced every year in Congress since 1973.

School reform battle rages in Pennsylvania

The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate has refused to pass Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell’s education budget even though the state’s schools have been in session for nearly a month. Inquiries from angry citizens receive the same reply, “We are trying to work something out.”

Recession not over by a long shot

“3.2 million private sector jobs have disappeared ... the largest sustained loss of jobs since the Great Depression.”

Chicago: largest city to reject Patriot Act

CHICAGO – The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution Oct. 1 denouncing the USA Patriot Act and calling for the repeal of those parts of it that violate the U.S. Constitution. Chicago thus becomes the 179th city or county in the United States to pass such an ordinance, and the largest city to do so. Three states – Alaska, Hawaii and Vermont – have passed similar measures.

National Clips

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Labor/community coalition wins living wage / LAPEER, Mich.:Get the gov’t out of the bedroom / WASHINGTON: It’s October. They’re back. / KNOXVILLE, Tenn.: We the People say ‘Stop the reactor’ / LUBBOCK, Texas: Don’t drink the milk

N. Calif. banquet to honor Freedom Riders

OAKLAND, Calif. – Struggles for democracy, civil and workers’ rights, equality and peace will be celebrated at this year’s Northern California People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 9.

The Pan-American pastime: Dominican Dominance

The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker

Hoosiers support national health care bill

GARY, Ind. – “No more Band-Aids!” was the opening theme of a Forum on the Health Care Crisis held here Sept. 13.

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