Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) formally announced his bid for the U.S. presidency in a speech in the Council Chamber of Cleveland City Hall Oct. 13. He had served as a city councilman there in the 1970s and was elected mayor of Cleveland in 1977 at the age of 31. We offer here, as a public service, extensive excerpts from his announcement speech.
AUSTIN, Texas – On Oct. 14, Texas Democrats filed suit in federal court to block the Republican redistricting power grab. The motion contends that the redistricting map, which the Republican-dominated Legislature approved on Oct. 12, violates the voting rights of minorities.
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t even taken office yet and already he and his Republican handlers are moving quickly to make California “business friendly.”
PHILADELPHIA – The FBI admitted on Oct. 7 that it bugged the office of Mayor John Street’s office. Later that day the FBI confiscated Street’s personal e-mailing device.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Frustrated Californians voted to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis Oct. 7 and replace him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
WASHINGTON – Anger at the Bush administration for waging war abroad and attacking rights at home bubbled up at the Congressional Black Caucus 33rd Legislative Conference here Sept. 24-27.
A mockery of democracy Back in July, Judge Charles McCoy dismissed a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Taxpayers Against the Governor’s Recall charging widespread fraud in the collection of 1.6 million signatures which forced the special Oct. 7 election on the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis.
SAN FRANCISCO – The labor-led fight to defeat the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis is surging forward despite a Sept. 22 court ruling that reinstated Oct. 7 as the date of the special election.
LOS ANGELES – Ultra-right Republican plans to seize control of this state ran into a roadblock when an appeals court Sept. 15 ordered postponement of California’s recall election.
DELANO, Calif. – “May I have three more copies for my friends?” said a farm worker at a United Farm Worker rally here last weekend. He was referring to that week’s edition of the People’s Weekly World with a front page headline, “California Labor Thunders: No Recall.”