On June 17, 2003, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an historic principle of public health that should be an example for every municipality and for the nation itself. The term they used is “precautionary principle,” and it calls for a more proactive approach to the public’s health and well-being.
News Analysis HARTFORD, Conn. – The outside thermometer said 90, but the temperature was more than sizzling last Thursday when the State Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) refused to allow 20 family members of group home residents to enter the premises.
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CRYSTAL CITY, Va. – The 1,000 delegates to a conference of the National Organization for Women here chanted “Carol, Carol” when Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun arrived July 11.
AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of people streamed into the Austin Convention Center July 12-15 for the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference and Latino Expo fair. A general theme running throughout the conference was, as NCLR President Raul Yzaguirre put it, “We [Latinos] fought hard for democracy. Now democracy has to work for us.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Labor and other progressive organizations are denouncing a recall petition bankrolled by extremist Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) aimed at ousting Gov. Gray Davis as a blatant power grab.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – In the state where the 2000 presidential election was stolen, NAACP delegates cheered calls to oust George W. Bush from office “and send him back to Crawford, Texas” in next year’s election.
At the recently concluded convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Louis Kincannon, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, announced that Latinos became the country’s largest minority group in July 2002. The Latino population grew 9.8 percent since April 2000 to 38.8 million, about 500,000 more than the African American population.
Opinion As a senior on the Manhattanville College basketball team, Toni Smith drew wide media attention when she turned her back on the flag before games last winter to protest the impending war on Iraq.
Opinion It’s tough to pay attention to politics while beaches beckon and the beauty of our national and state forests and parks offers relaxation, recreation and adventure. With baseball, softball, family reunions, concerts and cookouts, it’s hard to think about politics.