The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker
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
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.
A toe-to-toe “people versus profits” slugging match is under way over the issue of importing prescription drugs from Canada.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Republican Party has appointed voter challengers to work election day in the 59 precincts in Louisville where African Americans are concentrated.
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Community activist Martina M. Cruz was recently endorsed by the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council in her run for School Committee here. Cruz is one of three candidates being endorsed by the labor council in this year’s municipal elections.
PHILADELPHIA – With only a few days left before the mayoral election, Democratic Mayor John Street, the city’s second African American mayor, reportedly has a 5 percent lead in the polls against Sam Katz, his Republican opponent, with 12 percent of voters undecided.
Progressives throughout Southern California are asking some hard questions regarding the devastating and deadly fires sweeping the area, from just north of Los Angeles through San Bernardino and San Diego counties and into Mexico.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.: More cities reject Patriot Act / PHILADELPHIA: Going to court to defend free speech / BESSEMER, Ala.: Jury rules against coal operator / PHILADELPHIA: Auto, steel workers unite for clean air