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Health illiteracy a serious threat

How many times have you heard, “Once they start talking about health care, after a few sentences, my eyes glaze over”? That is one kind of illiteracy in health care.

CALIFORNIA Health care bill under fire

The health care crisis faced by California’s workers has legislators and even some businesses seeking a solution.

National Clips

ATLANTA: Court of public opinion frees Marcus Dixon / WOODVILLE, Miss.: Land dispute = lynching? / WASHINGTON, D.C.: Harassment of U.S. Muslims skyrockets / LEBANON, Tenn.: Racism around the Cracker Barrel / KALAMAZOO, Mich.: Workers, peace activists line I-94 to protest Bush

Fight for voter paper trail heats up

CLEVELAND – Ohio voters are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of some of the new electronic voting machines (EVMs), especially those manufactured by the Diebold company.

Health crisis hits kids

When you have over 40 million people without any health insurance at all – and another 70 million with limited and poor coverage – while suffering is widespread, some categories of people are at greater risk.

Leonard Peltier struggles on for freedom

After 28 years, the courts still won’t correct the wrongs of the past. On April 19 the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ denial of Leonard Peltier’s request to be considered for parole, despite the Circuit Court’s recognition that the government indisputably engaged in misconduct in the prosecution of Peltier.

National Clips

HOOVER, Ala.: Residents defend immigrant workers / NAPLES, Fla.: Bush “green” policy puts profits first / SPRINGFIELD, Mass.: Defies ‘Drug Lords, Inc.,’ saves $2 million / WASHINGTON, D.C.: Corporations break the law, get a contract in Iraq

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Gearing up for the elections

LOS ANGELES – “California must defeat Bush by an overwhelming majority,” said Jarvis Tyner, executive vice-chair of the Communist Party USA, “and we must say to the Terminator (Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger): Bush is now and you’re next!”

Health care: HR 676: Everybody in, nobody out!

WASHINGTON – “Health care in the U.S. is racist, sexist and discriminates against the poor.”

No recovery for state budgets

A big untold story in the emerging economic “recovery” is the precarious position of many state budgets.

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