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Now we owe Cusack

If there is anyone left who approves of the Bush administration’s war policies, they won’t like “War, Inc.” If there are people who don’t like savage political cartoonery, they won’t like the film either. Everybody else should rush to get a ticket while, or if, they are still available.


Youth volunteers help win local race

ST. LOUIS — Volunteers participating in the Summer Youth Elections Camp here were credited with the victory of Robin Wright-Jones in the 5th District State Senate primary here Aug. 5. Wright-Jones won by 111 votes over opponent Rodney Hubbard who had the support and over $500,000 in funding from several in Missouri’s right-wing leadership—including the current speaker of the state house, a Republican.

Got money?

Like pollutants spreading through a food chain, the consequences of the country’s economic crisis are multiplying in state budgets around the nation. Bush administration policies have made the crisis worse.


Billboard demands freedom for Cuban 5

SAN FRANCISCO — During the month of August, travelers on a main route through downtown San Francisco are encountering a vivid reminder about the ongoing struggle to free five Cubans jailed for years in the United States because they sought to expose terrorist acts against their country emanating from U.S. soil.

Students turn out for McCain healthcare protest

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) met hostility and protest when he came to speak near Ohio State's Mershon Auditorium here at a American Cancer Society event to tout his plan for the privatization of healthcare July 31.

House passes apology for slavery and segregation bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill recently apologizing to African Americans for slavery and segregation. Authored by Steve Cohen, Democrat of Memphis, and co-sponsored by 120 representatives, House Resolution 194 apologizes for the 'fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow' segregation but does not address the issue of reparations.