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Stop privatization of public hospitals

“The County is getting out of the business of providing health care services to people who can’t pay,” said a hospital administrator at Kino Community Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., according to employees there. On June 17, the Board of Supervisors held a hearing to privatize the hospital and close the general medical and emergency room services, converting Kino to a private psychiatric facility.

Pennsylvanians rally for education justice

HARRISBURG, Penn. – Several thousand people from throughout Pennsylvania rallied on the Capitol steps for “education justice” for all students in the state on June 26. Speakers called for adequate, equitable funding for all students.

Protests hit genetic engineering

When over 2,500 protesters rallied and marched against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ministerial Conference in Sacramento on June 23, the streets were filled with hundreds of police officers decked out in Darth Vader-like riot gear and the latest weaponry.

Why the shift to a socialist market economy?

In the mid-1970s, a system-wide noncyclical economic crisis of the planned economies of the USSR and the European socialist countries began to appear. This crisis was unlike the cyclical crises of capitalist economies.

Tulia victims released from jail

AUSTIN, Texas – All Joe Moore wanted to do after being freed from a Texas prison on June 16 was to go home, eat some barbecued ribs, and take a hot bath.

Rosenbergs legacy saluted, celebrated

NEW YORK – Does it seem odd that the commemoration of the execution 50 years ago of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for a crime they didn’t commit would be a joyous affair?

National Clips

PITTSBURGH, Penn.: Goodyear talks break off / PHILADELPHIA, Penn.: Stop war, repression! / NASHVILLE, Tenn. & OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.: Defending the Bill of Rights / CHARLESTON, W.Va.: Vigil against anti-Semitism / SACRAMENTO, Calif.: Public school giveaway halted

Houston prepares for Freedom Ride

According to organizer Maria Jimenez, the scene looked like an old-fashioned pep rally for Flag Day in Houston as the Wood Forest High School marching band warmed up the crowd in the huge Electrical Workers Union Local 716 hall, June 14. Two hundred people were kicking off the organizing activities for Houston’s contingent of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.

Parents fight Jebs biased test

At least 43,000 third-graders and 12,000 high school seniors failed the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) this past May, triggering an angry protest movement by parents, students, and their supporters demanding that Gov. Jeb Bush suspend the high stakes exam.

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.

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