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Kucinich vows to challenge monopolies

ELGIN, Ill. – On June 21, Dennis Kucinich took his campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party into the home territory of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, one of George W. Bush’s closest allies.

Black Radical Congress charts course

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Black Radical Congress (BRC) brought together 200 activists at Seton Hall University during the weekend of June 20-22 to discuss “War, Racism and Repression: Confronting the U.S. Empire.”

The power behind the tax cuts

In a brief period of two years, the right wing ideologues who control the federal government have been able to ram trillion-dollar tax cuts through Congress in 2001 and again in 2003, reduced a budget surplus to a deficit, and increase military spending while cutting spending for social programs.

CPUSA leaders chart anti-Bush fightback

NEW YORK – An upbeat, fighting spirit dominated the June 28-29 meeting of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA.

National Clips

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.: Celebration for gay rights and peace / MoveOn, Cyberspace: Dean wins online primary / WASHINGTON, D.C.: End the death penalty / JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.: First African American chief justice / ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.: Casino workers go union

Texans fight partisan battle

When Texas Governor G.W. Bush ran for president, he claimed that he had brought bipartisan cooperation to state government. But as soon as Bush’s party took control ofboth houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion, they began a power grab to make their 2002 electoral gains permanent by re-drawing the Congressional districts of Texas.

Albano named PWW editor, Wheeler to cover nations capital

The editorial board of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo has named Terrie Albano editor. Albano is the first woman editor of the newspaper, which traces its lineage back to the 1924 Daily Worker.

Pride march celebrates court ruling

NEW YORK – The 250,000 people crowded along Fifth Avenue June 29 to take part in and watch the 34th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride March were celebrating something more specific than the ongoing fight for equal rights.