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Today we march, tomorrow we vote 2 million immigrants & supporters stand up for equality & justice

NEW YORK — In the city that is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, 125,000 people, native- and foreign-born alike, turned out April 10 for a historic National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice. It was the city’s largest demonstration so far for immigrant rights.

EDITORIAL: Tax justice

As Americans scramble to file their tax returns by the April 15 deadline, a new tax study got us angry.

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Medical students rally for universal health care

CHICAGO — Wearing white coats and stethoscopes, and carrying signs and banners, medical students rallied in support for universal health care here March 31. The students were joined by health care consumers and elected officials at the Health Care Justice Rally.

Our children are not for sale: Baltimore labor slams midnight attack on public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — “They want to turn our schools over to corporate America to operate at a profit. But our children are not for sale!” So said an angry Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union.

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Walkout: Nationwide, thousands of high school students rally for immigrant rights

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Students in this small city walked out of class at exactly noon, March 31, to demand immigrant rights, joining a wave of thousands of students doing the same thing in Los Angeles, San Diego, El Paso, Yakima, Wash., and scores of other cities across the nation.

U.S. stonewalling on extraditing anti-Cuba terrorist

There is much that is remarkable about Luis Posada Carriles — accused airplane bomber, wrecker of hotels, murderer, and would-be assassin of Fidel Castro. Even after 11 months in U.S custody, however, the only charge against him is entry into the United States without the proper documents

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Janitors, students force U of Miami to talk

MIAMI — The University of Miami main campus saw action March 28 that would have been unimaginable a few short weeks ago. More than 300 janitors, students, faculty and community supporters stopped traffic on South Dixie Highway, next to the campus, as they rallied to support the janitors’ strike against unfair labor practices by UNICCO, their service-contract employer.

True to its history, FBI still violating civil liberties

According to a report just released by the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated procedures for wiretapping and other methods of obtaining intelligence more than 100 times in the last two years.

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A referendum on the Bush agenda

On the color-coded 2004 election maps, New York was blue — not a big surprise. Yet many “red” areas dot the state’s political maps, including nine Republican congressional districts, the Statehouse (held by three-term Republican Gov. George Pataki) and the Republican-controlled state Senate.

EDITORIAL: United we stand

The recent upsurge for immigrant rights is testimony to the rising working-class tide uniting under the banner of equal rights for all. Immigrant rights are fundamental to human rights, workers’ rights and civil rights. The struggle for rights for immigrants in the U.S., as well as globally, is in the interest of all workers along with all people who face racism and discrimination. The upsurge strengthens all working-class fights, especially anti-racist battles.

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