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Flawed intelligence bill advances Bush agenda

News Analysis The Bush administration has been pushing an agenda of restricting constitutional rights and increasing the power of the executive branch to suppress dissent. Step by step, starting with the USA Patriot Act, Bush has gotten Congress to marginalize judicial oversight of executive branch spying on and repressing people it dislikes.

Bush raid on Social Security stirs growing alarm

PITTSBURGH — Alarms are going off in union halls, churches and senior citizen residences across the country as the Bush administration kicks into gear its campaign to privatize Social Security.

Ohio vote tally still being questioned

CLEVELAND — Upset by the certification of Ohio’s presidential election results by Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, several Ohio groups are demanding a recount of the vote.

Why is govt spying on us?

Peace, religious groups protest infiltration PORTLAND, Ore. — Peace and justice leaders across the nation hailed an American Civil Liberties Union project, announced Dec. 2, to spotlight FBI spying and infiltration of grassroots organizations that oppose the Iraq war and other right-wing policies of George W. Bush. click here for Spanish text

Ohio voters cry fraud, demand recount

The crowd packing an African American church in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 28 cheered as Rev. Jesse Jackson urged the Ohio Supreme Court to set aside George W. Bush’s narrow win in this battleground state. click here for Spanish text

A curse and a blessing

Opinion I was one of thousands of New Yorkers who volunteered to canvass in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. I’ve done electoral and other political work for over 30 years, and I’ve never in my life seen this kind of grassroots intensity, enthusiasm, and commitment for a national election.

Give no quarter to voter fraud and suppression

Opinion It is absolutely fundamental to have all votes counted and no votes suppressed. It’s that simple.

Uncertaintys challenge

Opinion Last Election Day the unthinkable may have happened. George W. Bush may have been elected President of the United States of America … but we do not know if he really won or if we were cheated for the second election in a row.

Deadly combination vaccine production at mercy of profit-based system

Every year the flu virus kills approximately 36,000 people in the United States. This year health analysts are saying that the extent of the damage will depend on whether the available vaccine will get to those most at risk, and whether this year’s strains are particularly virulent. However, the issue is really much more fundamental than that.

Elderly vent anger over flu shot crisis

CHICAGO — “I can’t believe that seniors citizens have got to go through this mess,” Anna said to me as we stood in line for a flu shot early Monday morning out side the Atlas Center for the Aging here.

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