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Sept. 11, 2001 archives: Facing the future from Ground Zero

On street corners and doorsteps in neighborhoods around Manhattan burning candles stand as small monuments to hope and peace. Tens of thousands have participated in candlelight vigils. It's a city coming to terms with one of the most horrific events in U.S. history.


Sept. 11, 2001 archives: New York City, one month later

NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.

More on Barry Bonds and the all-American game

For the last several years we have seen a feeding frenzy targeting one of baseball’s greatest players of all time. What is behind these attacks? Is it that one man went astray in an otherwise pure game? Or simply a case of cheating?

New ID card unifies the Elm City

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The big success of the Elm City Residents Card, which has received an overwhelmingly positive response here, has also become a model for other cities. The history of the new ID card is a history filled with the struggle for immigrant rights and workers’ rights.

A crime without borders

I have a confession to make. I assumed that those responsible for the horrific murders in Newark, N.J., of Terrence Aeriel, Dashon Harvey and Ofemi Hightower looked like me. That is, I assumed that they, like each of the victims, were Black.


EDITORIAL: Gonzales out, whats next?

As most Americans breathed a sigh of relief over the departure of Attorney General Alberto “torture is OK” Gonzales, President Bush told reporters he had “reluctantly” accepted Gonzales’ resignation. What’s the message here?


Katrina survivors march for justice

NEW ORLEANS — Undaunted by a tropical downpour, Hurricane Katrina survivors rallied in the Lower Ninth Ward and marched across the Claiborne Street bridge, Aug. 29, chanting, “Justice … now!” They were protesting President Bush’s failure to deliver on his promise two years ago of quick, generous assistance in rebuilding this devastated city.

Judge temporarily halts oil drilling in Alaskan reserve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A judge on Sept. 7 temporarily halted lease sales of more than 1 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that environmentalists say are essential feeding and breeding grounds for caribou and migratory birds.

A true working class educator

Earlier this year, I attended a tribute to my late friend Wells Keddie, at the Labor Education Center of Rutgers University. Wells died in April after a lifetime of struggle in the labor movement and as a labor educator.

Senator Allens monkeyshines

As far as I can tell (I was not there), U.S. Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) was stone cold sober when he managed to call an opposition supporter of South Asian extraction a monkey. Since Allen not only wants to be re-elected to the Senate (over Democrat challenger Jim Webb), but is thought to be interested in running for president in 2008, he had better get his story straight.

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