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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Death penalty is an act of racism The death penalty in the United States remains an act of racial injustice, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) said in a report on the continuing role of race in capital cases in the U.S. African Americans account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, but are more than 40 percent of those on death row and one in three of those executed.

ChoicePoint sells personal data to U.S.

ChoicePoint, Inc., a data-processing firm, is selling government data bases on residents of 10 Latin American nations to the U.S. government, allowing them to track immigrants entering or living in this country ChoicePoint is notorious for purging Black and Latino voters in Florida to help George W. Bush steal the 2000 elections.

Santorum slammed for anti-gay bigotry

A firestorm of protest continues to hover around Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) for remarks bashing gays and lesbians.

Bush charges ahead on tax cuts to the rich

Despite deep splits in Republican congressional ranks and opinion polls that show overwhelming public opposition, President Bush used the occasion of Tax Day to launch a nationwide blitz in a renewed effort to win major tax breaks for the top 1 percent of U.S. tax payers.

Capitol Hill rally urges health care for all

WASHINGTON – Spring showers didn’t dampen demonstrators’ spirits in Upper Senate Park April 29 as they gathered to protest the Bush administration’s inaction on the national health care crisis.

May Day rally honors peace & labor groups

NEW HAVEN – Five peace and labor organizations in Connecticut have been selected to receive People’s Weekly World Newsmaker Awards at an annual May Day rally to be held here on May 4.

Prescription drugs under Medicare

For seniors, Medicare reform means getting a comprehensive drug benefit under traditional Medicare that is affordable and stable in price. They like preventive benefits and favor reforms that maintain Medicare as a program in which everyone contributes and everyone gets the same guaranteed benefits.

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WASHINGTON, DC: ‘Bring the troops home, now’ / SAN FRANCISCO: Halt first strike / SARASOTA, Fla.: Peace activists sit in at Harris Office / FORT WORTH, Texas: Machinists shut down Lockheed Martin / RALEIGH (County), W.V.: Coal Miner’s daughter fights Massey Energy

LA City Council: Let immigrants drive

LOS ANGELES – State legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses won the support of the Los Angeles City Council recently and passed through the state Senate Transportation Committee April 2. The latter is the first step in an effort to revive a bill that has become a litmus test for Governor Gray Davis (D) in the Latino community.

Communist Party to hold conference on health care

In an effort to help mobilize and organize its members for action, the Communist Party is calling an emergency national conference, “The Crisis in Healthcare and the Fightback,” set for New York City on May 17 and 18.

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