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Seniors slam Trojan horse drug bill

WASHINGTON – Senior citizens, African American, Latino and white, packed the ornate Senate Caucus Room Nov. 19 and cheered as speakers blasted a prescription drug plan that provides meager drug benefits for some senior citizens while opening the door to the privatization of Medicare.

Show-Me States winning streak

The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker

National Clips

WASHINGTON: Al Gore says ‘repeal Patriot Act’ / FRESNO, Calif.: More gov’t spying on peace groups / BECKLEY, W.Va.: Bush protects coal operator, fires whistleblower / TULSA, Okla.: Free trade? Not if it hurts drug profits

Media reform movement comes of age

MADISON, Wis. – As the audience overflowed the 1,800-capacity Orpheum Theatre here last weekend, Commissioner Michael Copps of the Federal Communications Commission told them they were “the most important meeting occurring in America today,” and veteran newsman Bill Moyers said they were engaged in “a struggle for the soul of democracy.”

Corporations have their own press, the people need theirs

There are six more weeks left for the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo fund drive. Thus far, contributions from 43 states totaling $83,716 have come in from readers who say, “Yes!” to the PWW’s coverage of the people’s struggles.

Diddy runs the City

The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker

PWW/Mundo forum hosts Parenti

LOS ANGELES – The war in Iraq, like conflicts in which the United States has been engaged for more than a century, is not about spreading democracy but global corporate expansionism, Michael Parenti told a standing-room only crowd at a fund-raiser for the Peoples Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo held Oct. 13 here.

Blame profits, not workers, for high health costs

The issue of corporate greed in health care is beginning to make its way into the mass media, thanks in good part to the blatant price-gouging of the pharmaceutical companies.

Arizona: Grassroots can beat big bucks

TUCSON, Ariz. – It is going to take a massive grassroots effort to vanquish the millions and millions of dollars flooding the coffers of the Bush campaign from corporate America, the defense industry, the prison industry, and every other mega-corporation that reaps benefits from donating to Bush.

National Clips

MACON, Ga.: Tobacco merger to destroy 14,000 jobs / MIAMI: U.S. gov’t prosecuting Greenpeace / CHEYENNE, Wyo.: FedEx guilty of sexual harassment / MILWAUKEE, Wis.: Methodists protest Cuba travel restrictions

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