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We need a national health plan for all

Workers Correspondence The other day, I went to the drug store to fill five prescriptions for my wife and me. My total cost was $10.

Town meetings oppose Bush drug plan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Unable to get heard on the floor of the House, over 70 members of Congress convened town hall meetings in their home districts over the weekend to expose the truth about the phony prescription drug plan that passed the House by only one vote.

National Clips

CHICAGO, Ill.: Show us the evidence, Mr. President / BATAVIA, Ill.: Riot police ‘greet’ retirees protesting Bush drug plan / DALLAS, Texas: Bush gets the money, but no free ride / ANN ARBOR, Mich.: No evidence, trial or jury – but deported!

La Raza calls for massive voter turnout

AUSTIN, Texas – Calling George W. Bush’s campaign promises “a false image, a mirage,” Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), called on Latinos in the United States to register and vote in support of their communities.

New U.S. report on Patriot Act abuses

WASHINGTON – A report released July 20 by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) charged that federal law enforcement agencies have abused and even beaten people detained after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. It was the second OIG report on Patriot Act abuses in as many months.

GOP slammed for police state tactics

WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.

Chicago mulls resolution against Patriot Act

CHICAGO – On July 9 a multiracial coalition of aldermen submitted a strongly worded resolution to the Chicago City Council calling for repeal of the USA Patriot Act.

Injury, illness prevention now city policy

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.

Dont privatize care for the disabled

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.

National Clips

COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.: Air Force covering up rape charges? / WASHINGTON, D.C.: Job losses hit Blacks hardest / HARTFORD, Conn.: Governor vetoes same-day registration

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