In the wake of numerous pension scandals and swindles since the 2000 market crash, it should come as no surprise that many U.S. state retirement plans are seriously under-funded.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Hundreds demand “Fire Bush” / BIRMINGHAM, Ala.: Co. puts profit before public welfare / JACKSON, Miss.: City Council votes to condemn Patriot Act / SACRAMENTO: Californians unite to enact health care / WASHINGTON: Vets advance rights of gays in military
PORTLAND, Ore. – The FBI apologized to Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield on May 24 after he was released from two weeks in the Multnomah County Detention Center.
BRONX, N.Y. – More than 250 Puerto Rican activists and leaders met here “to discuss the state of our communities” and to begin the development of a “progressive political agenda” for Puerto Ricans in 2004. click here for Spanish text
PARKERSBURG, W.Va.: Hundreds protest Bush visit / WASHINGTON, D.C.: 450,000 say ‘clean up toxic mercury’ / LOUISVILLE, Ky.: School desegregation success story / MIAMI: Bush/Ashcroft prosecuting Greenpeace
Tens of thousands of Americans joined the voter rolls May 8 as Internet activists moved off their computers and onto the streets.
BOSTON – Wiping away tears of joy, Carolyn and Joy Beaulieu stood on the lawn in front of Cambridge’s City Hall while a justice of the peace pronounced them spouses for life, May 17. click here for Spanish text
PHILADELPHIA – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – a historic civil rights legal case that declared Jim Crow segregated schools for African American children were a violation of the Constitution.
In his 2004 State of the Union address, President Bush defended the Republican Party’s fundamental aims when it comes to health care: privatization and profit.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.: Vote stealers are at it again / SOUTH LIVINGSTON, Texas: State to execute mentally ill man / DAYTON, Tenn.: First ‘Gay Day’ celebration / PITTSBURGH: Steel city a civil liberties zone / EAST CHICAGO, Ind.: Steelworkers may strike to save jobs / WASHINGTON: Moms march to ban assault guns