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  • Working class mourns the loss of its 'lion': Ted Kennedy

    August 26, 2009By John Wojcik

    Millions of working-class families are feeling an emptiness today that they know they will have to struggle hard to fill. Sen. Edward Kennedy's death creates that emptiness because throughout his political life he had a single-minded focus: the betterment of the lives of the working people. He was the champion of civil rights and equality for African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, and all people of color. Everyone, he said,...

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  • Labor leader to head New York Fed

    August 26, 2009By John Wojcik

    The Federal Reserve has for so long been thought of as the guarantor of what’s good for big business that news out of New York yesterday came as a big surprise to many in labor and progressive circles.

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  • Theres more to us than print

    August 21, 2009

    We have gotten some great responses to the news that the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo is publishing daily online. But some of you still might not realize what our website has to offer, all the content you’ll be missing, if you don’t visit our daily coverage online. Here are a few recent stories from our daily online publishing. Go to our website www.pww.org to read the complete stories: Congressman Sestak:...

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  • As reports of compromise appear, push grows for public option

    August 18, 2009By John Wojcik

    As President Obama continues his push for comprehensive health care reform and as reports emerge about “compromises” designed to win backing from Senate Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans, Health Care for America Now, a huge national coalition, and some unions have launched a new $650,000 television ad campaign targeting GOP leaders in the House and Senate and Republican members of Congress.

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  • People's World Labor's source for news, analysis and commentary

    August 11, 2009By Tim Wheeler

    The following are short interviews with Teresa Albano, editor of the Peoples World and John Wojcik, labor editor of the People's World, peoplesworld.org. Support the Peoples World at peoplesworld.org/support.

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  • Hundreds hear Kucinich at Illinois Healthcare Speak Out

    August 06, 2009

    AURORA, Ill. - The peace movement jumped into the nationwide upsurge for health care reform in a big way last Sunday when two big antiwar organizations in Chicago's far western suburbs, Aurora Citizens for Peace and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, packed a community center to overflow capacity here in a Healthcare Speak Out. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, who ran for his party's nomination in 2008, was the...

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  • Razorbacks rally for Employee Free Choice

    July 14, 2009By James Thompson

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — I just happened to be visiting my cousins in Arkansas when I got word of a rally in Little Rock to support the Employee Free Choice Act. I rushed up to Central High School to join the rally.

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  • Health care drive in high gear

    July 09, 2009By John Wojcik

    Major hospital associations, pledging to save more than $150 billion over 10 years, were the latest big industry group to jump aboard what has become the Health Care Express. Meeting with Vice President Biden today, they said the savings can help pay for health care to those without insurance.

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  • Supreme Court rules against affirmative action

    June 30, 2009By John Wojcik

    The Supreme Court today ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, overturning a decision by high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. In a blow to affirmative action the court, in a 5-4 ruling, said New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on...

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  • Obama pushes health care overhaul

    June 24, 2009By John Wojcik

    At a news conference Tuesday at the White House President Barack Obama called for the creation of a national health care system that would cover the 47 million now without insurance, a clean energy economy, and for the Iranian government to stop its attacks on political opponents.

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