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Leaders urge no vote on Prop. 54

LOS ANGELES – Civil rights leaders and public officials announced their opposition to Proposition 54 at an Aug. 12 press conference on the steps of City Hall here.

Vets in same boat as injured workers

Sick and injured war veterans and victims of industrial workplace accidents have a lot in common. Both are treated disgracefully.

The Office of Tax Propaganda

The honesty-impaired Bush administration does not limit its deception to weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. When it comes to taxes, the spin starts when they call their program the “Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003.”

National Clips

ANNISTON, Ala.:‘Stop burning of chemical weapons’ / BRADENTON, Fla.:Harris confiscates seniors’ drug leaflets / ASHEVILLE, N.C.: Union victory over Verizon / WASHINGTON, D.C.:Stockade nation / ROCKFORD, Mich.: Wolverine threatens to boot jobs abroad

AFL-CIO 2004 election plans

CHICAGO – The City of Big Shoulders was an appropriate place for the mid-year AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting Aug. 5-6. Here organized labor, deliberately and with little fanfare, began the heavy lifting of coordinating and mobilizing the nation’s working families to stop the corporate onslaught against the American people’s standard of living and democratic rights in the 2004 elections.

Texans are getting fired up!

When Texas progressives gather together they often complain. And yet, at a recent Dallas meeting of the North Texas Friends of the People’s Weekly World, participants couldn’t help but note a number of positive developments in the state.