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Harlem on my mind

In this historic center of African American cultural life, Harlem, the main issue today is the lack of affordable housing. Right now in Harlem, the prices of all forms of housing — from public projects to affordable rental and coop apartments for middle-income families under the city-state-federal Mitchell-Lama program, to condos — are going sky high.

Release of terrorist Posada sparks outrage

On May 8, Federal Judge Kathleen Carbone cancelled the trial of Luis Posada Carriles on immigration fraud, set for May 11 in El Paso, Texas. She ruled that the government’s handling of the case had major flaws. As a result, Posada, a self-admitted terrorist who some call “the bin Laden of the Americas,” is again walking free.

Hunger spreads across U.S.

Oregon Gov. Tom Kulongoski lived on $21 worth of food for a week — the average weekly food stamp budget for his state’s residents — during Hunger Awareness Week, April 20-27. Oregon Food Bank spokesperson Jean Kemp-Ware said the governor’s initiative dramatized the plight of 425,000 Oregonians who rely on food stamps to stave off hunger each month.


Illinois lawmakers seek Bush impeachment

CHICAGO — Last month Illinois state Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D) introduced into the General Assembly House Joint Resolution 125, calling for procedures of impeachment to begin against President George W. Bush for violating his oath of office.


Toussaint released, contract battle continues

NEW YORK — Roger Toussaint, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, was released from jail on the morning of April 28 after serving less than five days of a 10-day sentence for violating the anti-strike provisions of New York state’s Taylor Law.


GOP mounts stealth attack on fuel efficiency standards

Under the pretense of doing something about gas prices, President Bush and Republican leaders in Congress are seeking to gut the nation’s 30-year-old system for mandating fuel efficiency of cars and trucks.

Bushs hidden attack on public education

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.

Privatization a mortal threat to humanity

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.

National Clips

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

Health crisis hits kids

When you have over 40 million people without any health insurance at all – and another 70 million with limited and poor coverage – while suffering is widespread, some categories of people are at greater risk.

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