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Poverty Pimp Definition (tags)

What is it, and who does it? I provide no solutions, just antagonism.

Drug Industry Bandits (tags)

drugs

America's Sham Democracy (tags)

police state

SYRIZA Sellout Triggers Internal Party Revolt (tags)

Greece

Examples of Israeli Viciousness (tags)

Israel

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)

trade

Tropical Malaria, Roche, The Pentagon, American, British And Irish Soldiers (tags)

Despite growing evidence, the Pentagon continued to force the suicide and homicide pill Lariam, made by Swiss company Roche, onto US soldiers between 1989 and 2008. Irish and British soldiers as well have been given the lethal drug.

Mark Masselli - Healthcare Reformer (tags)

Mark Masselli - Healthcare Reform http://www.markmasselliinmiddletown.com/

Fidel's Legacy (tags)

Cuba

Republicans not waiting for Supreme Court (tags)

The Supreme Court case on subsidies is not enough to solve problems created by the unaffordable care act of 2010.

Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)

Obamacare

Individual Democrats can adapt to Republican majority (tags)

Individual democrats can improve their situation by trying to get along with Republicans and can benefit from cooperating with Republicans.

Vote!!!! (tags)

It is important to carefully VOTE in Tue. Nov 4 election.

Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right (tags)

healthcare

Meet Obama's New HHS Chief (tags)

Obamacare

Grand Theft Healthcare (tags)

Obamacare

Obamacare Harms America's Workforce (tags)

Obamacare

Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)

Obamacare

Obamacare Restricts Choice of Hospitals and Doctors (tags)

Obamacare

Obama's Healthcare Fix (tags)

Obamacare

Obamacare Sticker Shock (tags)

Obamacare

Obamacare Fallout (tags)

healthcare

Obamacare Rips Off Americans (tags)

Obamacare

Destroying Greece to Save It (tags)

class war

Milliman Medical Index on Obamacare (tags)

healthcare

Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare (tags)

anti-war

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

Women groups hail ‘triple wins,’ but warn of complacency

More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans (tags)

healthcare

Philippines: Akbayan pushes for universal healthcare (tags)

In line with its 15th founding anniversary, Akbayan Party-list yesterday launched a “health festival” in Manila to draw attention to the need for the Aquino government to carry out a universal healthcare program to provide comprehensive “social health protection’ to Filipinos.

O'BS Insurance Profiteering Health Care Approved (tags)

In a 5 to 4 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the insurance profiteering scam the Democrats are promoting as healthcare when it has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with maximizing insurance industry profits. The vote was Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor for, vs Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Yes, we still have to pay $700 a month to Kaiser if we are 60-64 plus $25 to see the doctor and $10 for lab tests. SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS WHAT WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO ALL THAT GREED.

Banking leads to Murder and Maiming of Judges and FDIC Officials & reporter (tags)

I am Kurt Brown -- Saint Ram Bone, founder of Mobile Audit Club. I realized this past week in May of 2012 that bribes are being used to murder and maim judges and banking regulatory officials. I went to a clinic in Santa Cruz California called the Planned Parenthood health clinic to get healthcare. I have been maimed when getting healthcare since 2001. A bribe was allegedly alluded to so that the doctor would say I was insane and to use my hand writing as proof

Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)

The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?

Republican Paul Ryan's Budget: Cruel and Unusual Punishment (tags)

class war

Democrats Defeated Single Payer; Vote P&F & Green (tags)

SB 810, a single payer healthcare bill, was defeated in the California Senate Jan 31, 2012 by Democratic Senators Ron Calderon, Lou Correa, Alex Padilla, Michael Rubio, Juan Vargas and Rod Wright, all bought and paid for by the insurance industry and most bought and paid for by the drug industry. The health care crisis is so terrible in this country that it is best called a death system, not a health care system. Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support socialized medicine and at the very least, single payer healthcare.

Gains for Healthcare, Despite Obama (tags)

The movement for single-payer achieved its first major victory in the United States in 2011 when the Governor of Vermont signed a single-payer bill into law. Under rules of the Obama-care bill, however, Vermont will not be able to enact the legislation until 2017, but Vermont is seeking waivers to enact the bill in 2014. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is also asking for a waiver from the federal government to set-up single payer health care in Montana.

SB 810 Single Payer Healthcare Needs Your Phone Calls Today (tags)

SB 810, the single payer healthcare bill in the California Senate, needs just 2 more votes from the 5 abstainers listed below to pass before January 31, 2012. SB 810 is the only real solution to the healthcare crisis that saves the state billions, guarantees healthcare for all Californians, and controls costs, while eliminating the denials of care and restrictions of provider choice imposed by private insurance companies.

Racist Discrimination Against Israeli Arabs (tags)

Israel

Health Care for the 99% (tags)

Activists march for healthcare reform with mock funeral procession, representing those who died from insurance denials.

Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid (tags)

class war

Grocery Worker Situation Updates (tags)

UFCW site has all the information.

Ron Paul : Freedom to Die (tags)

A riff on a Krugman column.

Vermont Enacts Conditional Universal Healthcare Coverage (tags)

healthcare

Wisconsin's Spirit: Courage for Other States to Emulate (tags)

worker struggles

Obama's Press Secretary v "Professional Left" (tags)

Democrat Obama's Press Secretary's anti-communist smear of the non-existent "professional left" accompanied by his attacks on those who correctly support Canadian style healthcare and abolition of the military is a clear signal that we are now dealing with an administration that is now openly reactionary.

Nurses picket Kaiser over patient safety (tags)

Hundreds march in informational picket to improve care at Kaiser’s biggest So. Cal. hospital

Majority of 600 hospital workers at Providence Tarzana vote to join NUHW (tags)

Victory at union's second Catholic health system also marks beginning of campaign by 13,000 workers at Catholic Healthcare West

Labor board to throw out bogus claims made by SEIU, paving way for NUHW elections (tags)

After 16 months in legal limbo, thousands of healthcare workers will finally get elections to join NUHW.

How Obama's Health Care "Reform" Kills Health Care (tags)

It’s difficult to understand a subject when those explaining it are motivated not by truth, but profit. In the case of health care, both Democrats and Republicans have huge financial incentives to obscure, mislead, or lie. Instead of common sense and honesty directing the debate, bags of money facilitate the conversation, funneled in from the health care industry via lobbyists into Congressmen’s pockets. This is the real reason that Obama’s “health care summit” was full of free-market jargon, staged debate and fake rage.

THEY CALL THEMSELVES AMERICANS BUT IN REALITY WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE ONLY ONE WORLD ORDER .. (tags)

THEY FIXED THE U.S.CONGRESSIONAL GAME 2 DIVERT THEIR FUTURE TAX REVENUE BILLIONS FROM UNCLE SAM 2 THEIR SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS

AUDIO: Voting underway for 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Election includes 900 registered nurses at Kaiser's largest L.A.-area hospital and 1,400 professionals across Southern California

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)

"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"

The US Healthcare Sham and the Scandinavian Model (tags)

The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not change the US' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.

Labor board OKs 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Ruling by federal government ends nine months of obstruction by SEIU officials

AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN TAX $$$ SUPPORT U.S.WEALTHY ELITE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS... (tags)

TAX EXEMPT AMERICAN FOUNDATIONS HAVE BECOME WELFARE TAX EVASION SLUSH FUNDS 4 OUR U.S. WEALTHY ELITE WHO KEEP OUR POOR FOLKS WITHOUT.......

Editorial Cartoon: "2012: They Were Warned" (tags)

Those of you who've followed my work for any length of time will remember my complaints about the early start of the Presidential "election" cycle (John Edwards announced on Christmas Week, 2006) in the form of the four-part "Jackass Slate for 2008".

Fascist Obama Jails Framed Ill People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart (tags)

Almost every day we hear about another reactionary act by the latest fascist in the White House, Democratic millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter Obama. The latest is the fact that he refuses to drop the charges and dismiss the frame-up of 70-year-old seriously ill people's lawyer Lynne Stewart and her co-defendants but instead allows the 2d Circuit to immediately jail her. The protests must be loud and clear as this is fascism.

LAWYERS 4 POOR AMERICANS THANKS THE OBAMA FAMILY 4 SHOWING REAL CONCERN & LOVE 4 OUR POOR (tags)

DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA, THIS CONTINUED BEHIND THE SCENE ATTACK ON AMERICAS MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR FAMILIES BY THESE SATANIC VERY WELL ORGANIZED WEALTHY ELITE HEALTH~CARE INSURANCE BILLIONAIRES NEEDS CHANGE....

GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)

GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

Germany: The Berlin Wall & Kristallnacht (tags)

Imperialist USA is making much of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the eve of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938, the latter being when the Nazis promoted a reign of terror against Jews, rounding up most who still remained in Nazi Germany, including this writer's grandfather, a 58 year old man in a wheelchair. Where was the US when the Nazis aided Fascist Franco in Spain in 1936 when fascism could have been stopped easily? And how does Germany compare to the backward USA today?

Physician and Six Activists Are Arrested At CIGNA's Glendale, CA Offices (tags)

Public Option Protests Go National Invoking Arrests at Health Care Giants

BREAKING: 1pm - 10/28/09 - Healthcare Activists Stage Sit-in at Cigna offices, 7 Arrested (tags)

GLENDALE, CA - 1:00 pm Wednesday – October 28, 2009. Healthcare for All Activists Stage Sit-in at Cigna offices in Glendale, 7 Arrested

PAUL ALLEN & CHARLES KOCH ~ YOUR COUNTRIES 45 MILLION POOR AMERICANS NEED YOUR HELP~SOS (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS ASKS ALL OF AMERICAS HONEST CARING & CONCERNED BILLIONAIRES TO UNITE AND HELP LOBBY AGAINST THESE CONTINUED YEARLY U.S. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BEING INFLICTED ON OUR 46 MILLION POORER AMERICANS.

CERTAIN WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABHOR INNOCENT POOR AMERICANS NEEDLESS DEATHS & WILL ..... (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS ASKS ALL OF AMERICAS HONEST AND CARING BILLIONAIRES TO UNITE AND LOBBY AGAINST THESE CONTINUED YEARLY U.S. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BEING INFLICTED ON OUR 46 MILLION POORER AMERICANS.

Healthcare Issue Solved by The Hat (tags)

The Hat tackles healthcare!

In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)

On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the (tags)

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health

SEIU blocks ballot count in workers' first union election (tags)

Faced with third win in three weeks by independent union, SEIU officials try union-busting

Teach-in on Single-Payer "Medicare for all" Healthcare, Anaheim, Oct 9th (tags)

Richard Gingery, M.D, a member of "Physicians for a National Health Program," a non-profit research and education organization composed of 17,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, will do a "teach-in" showing how a single-payer "Medicare for All"-type system is the best public option for solving the healthcare crisis here in the United States.

Centinela Hospital workers petition to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Caregivers cite SEIU corruption, labor law violations, and secrecy around recent contract failure

HCAN Demo at Blue Cross Anthem for Healthcare Reform (tags)

Report about the demonstration in front of Blue Cross headquarters in Los Angeles, on September 22nd. Part of a national protest called by Healthcare for America Now.

LA Health Reform Rally Sticks it to Fox (tags)

Protesters Bite Back at Fox Tales: Healthcare Reform Advocates at Rally in Front of FOX Bear Huge Banner Stating "FOX News is Bad for Our Health!" Tuesday evening, Sept 22, a lively group of approximately 70 activists brought a Pro-Healthcare Reform rally to the sidewalk in front of FOX TV Center at 1999 Bundy in West Los Angeles. To be repeated next Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5pm-7pm.

Were You at the March on Washington? (tags)

Two websites designed to energize Tea Party volunteers.

Health Care, a Human Right: Report from Camp Healthcare (tags)

LOS ANGELES, September 4, 2009 – Longtime local homeless rights activist, David Busch, has begun a water only fast for a Single Payer Healthcare system. Camped out in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein West LA office, David and supporters hold nightly vigils calling for healthcare for all under a government backed single payer system. Also in the works is a call for a Camp Healthcare during the next six weeks or until congress votes.

Daily L.A. Single-Payer Healthcare Rallies --ANNOUNCING "CAMP HEALTHCARE" (tags)

STAND!! With L.A.'S "CAMP HEALTHCARE!!" STAND FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WITH THE PEOPLE FOR THE REAL HEALTHCARE REFORMS!!

Healthcare Town Meeting -- Congresswoman Diane Watson (tags)

Health Care - Tell Your Story - Kill the Rumors on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and Speaker of the House Karen Bass will highlight how the Healthcare Reform will impact us.

Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)

Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.

Alhambra Health Care Town Hall (tags)

A summary of what I saw in Alhambra. Little political content, fyi.

American Private Health Insurers Are Nothing But a Bunch of Mass Murderers. (tags)

Whether you drop white phosphorus bombs on innocent civilians

OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)

End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election (tags)

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election SEIU has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence against other unions—SEIU Trustee with record of violence tells staff, "We gotta put them in the ground and bury them" Fresno, Calif.—Today is the first day of a highly contested union election for 10,000 homecare workers in Fresno County who are trying to leave the Washington, D.C.-based SEIU, a union that has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence in inter-union conflicts. The stakes have never been higher for SEIU officials, who are desperately trying to stop a movement of nearly 100,000 healthcare workers in California who are organizing to quit SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

Terminate the Defense Department (tags)

Defense budget and american imperialism in the time of economic crisis; free, universal education and the question of market capitalism in the University; students as indentured servants to corporations;

BTL:Health Care Group Battles Insurance Companies to Include Single-Payer Bill in National (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

NUHW FORMED (tags)

The NUHW or the National Union of Health Workers formed last week by leaders of the United healthcare Workers-West on Monday, asked state officials to conduct elections at 64 healthcare facilities represented by Oakland-based UHW who wanted to join the new group. More than 10,000 workers from UHW placed under the control of the SEIU International after the UHW leadership refused to sign over 65,000 of their members to be moved to a new local that will be formed to represent the health care workers in California.

STERN'S GANG SEIZES YHW UNION HALL IN OAKLAND (tags)

This mob, thirty, maybe forty strong, mostly very nicely dressed white men for this side of struggling Oakland, was led by a young female lawyer – there were a couple of nasty ex-cops in tow, just in case. They used bolt-cutters to get through the parking-lot gates in back; they smashed their way through a second floor window, then pushed their way to the front, where they opened the doors, let in the rest of the mob in and then ended the occupation – evicting the (former) members of United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) from their union hall, their house. “Who’s House, Our House!” No more.

EPCC/CFAOC SUPPORTS UHW-WEST DEMANDS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition of Filipino American organizations of California (CFAOC) wholeheartedly support the united voice of the rank and file workers of the United Health Care Workers -West-UHW who called for a ote for disaffiliation from SEIU International.

Healthcare/Financial Reform (tags)

Healthcare Reform = The "Bailout" We ALL Need

Direct Action to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions (tags)

An Appeal to All Activists to Stop Forclosures Now! Organize Direct Action Committees to Stop Foreclosures

Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.

Rising Health Care Costs: the tsunami that never ends (tags)

The giant wave soon will engulf us all. People just can't afford the rising costs of health care!

Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)

Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”

Cal Single Payer Healthcare Petition for Download (tags)

The California Health Security Plan, an outstanding single payer healthcare initiative for the November 2008 ballot, is ready for your download and signature. We need 1 million signatures and we need you to help yourselves put an end to this nightmare some call healthcare in the USA. Michael Moore's outstanding movie, Sicko, should be the distant past, not current, bitter reality.

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Building Bridges Radio: War & Healthcare are SICKO (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)

It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.

Socialist Presidential Candidates at America’s Crossroads (tags)

Today Americans are faced with a broad range of complex issues not seen since the American Civil War; a war that divided America and created a clash of ideologies. Now, more than 140 years since the end of Civil War, Americans are faced with greater challenges and 11 socialist presidential candidates with Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party believe a new direction for the nation is critical.

Where There Is No Doctor, A Health Care e-Handbook (tags)

This is an e-book version of David Werner's classic "Where There is No Doctor, a Village Healthcare Book"

Health Care for Everyone is Possible in California (tags)

Angelenos demand health care reform as the current insurance system denies life-saving treatment

Tell Your California Legislator to Support SB840 for Single Payer Healthcare (tags)

The outstanding movie, Sicko, on the crisis in the US medical system, raises the issue once again this year in California, as with last year, does the state legislature have enough votes to pass SB840 for singlepayer healthcare and override Nazi Schwarzenegger's veto? It will if you tell your California assemblyperson and senator to co-sponsor SB840.

Why don't Rep. Pelosi & Your Rep. Sponsor HR 676 for single payer healthcare? (tags)

The obvious question after viewing the outstanding movie exposing the bankrupt US healthcare system, Sicko, is what is Congress doing about this? The answer is there is HR 676, a bill for single payer healthcare. Believe it or not, Rep. Pelosi is not listed as a sponsor, and neither is most of the California delegation. If you cannot find your representative on the following sponsor list, call them and demand they sponsor HR 676 now.

See Sicko and Win Trip to Europe/Canada (tags)

Sicko, the outstanding movie exposing the bankrupt US healthcare system and supporting single payer healthcare a la Canada, Britain, France and Cuba, is now playing at 500 more movie theaters and director Michael Moore promises you a trip to Europe or Canada if you see Sicko this weekend, July 20-22, 2007.

MAKE A MINT GETTING REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT; HAVE A PARTY (tags)

Ceasar, Nero, and Hitler all said they were elected, too. Without Representative Government (a Properly-functioning Grand Jury), who knows whether they were or not (as now), it's impossible....without a bill, at least, everytime wrongdoing's officially-alleged. Have your parties and save more lives than any MD could, now.

See Sicko for Your Health Care Now (tags)

Sicko is Michael Moore's Best Film Yet and we need your 100% attendance at every showing to bring a universal national healthcare system paid for with our tax dollars to the US, as exists in the rest of the industrialized world.

Alexander Applauds Michael Moore’s Movie “Sicko” (tags)

The major problem with Michael Moore’s new movie “Sicko” is that the movie is right on; the movie takes aim at America’s healthcare system and how profit and cost has taken priority over patient care.

The "Dark Cloud" of Domestic Imperialism Hangs Over Our Soldiers (tags)

Join Michael Moore and local nurses in Sacramento on June 12 (tags)

Please join Michael Moore and local nurses as he testifies at the Capitol in Sacramento on June 12th. He will be speaking in support of Sheila Kuehl's SB 840 (single-payer healthcare).

Gov's health plan good step, but universal coverage doomed, say Greens (tags)

Governor's health plan step in right direction, but universal coverage doomed because politicos too ‘in debt' to powerful special interests, says Green Party of California.

ALEXANDER: PFP SETTING TONE FOR 2008 (tags)

The 2006 Elections are over and the Peace and Freedom Party has plans to push forward with an agenda that will meet the needs of working class people across the nation. The Mid-Term Elections provided an indication of the great unrest and dissatisfaction that people nationwide have with America’s present leadership. Americans appear to be riding the fence between the Republican and Democratic Parties, and voters are uncertain about landing on either side of the fence.

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care (tags)

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care to the developing world.

Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)

The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.

Upcoming Events at the Venice Peace & Freedom Center (tags)

The Venice Peace and Freedom Center is up and running. It is a community center and the campaign headquarters for Jim Smith for Congress (Retire Jane Harman) and Karl Abrams for Assembly (Health Care and Housing for All).

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposing Socialize Health Care (tags)

The United States has fallen behind many other countries to protect the health of our citizens, including Canada, England and most other European countries. As a nation our government is first concerned with protecting corporate profits and the interest of big business above the health of our citizens. Now Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor with the Peace and Freedom Party, is proposing socialize health care to protect the health of our society.

America's worsening healthcare travesty (tags)

America's worsening healthcare travesty

Washington renews demand for cuts to Social Security, Medicare (tags)

The Bush administration, echoed by much of the mass media, seized upon reports released May 1 on the fiscal health of the Social Security and Medicare system to renew its demand for drastic cuts to these two major entitlement programs, thereby gutting retirement benefits and health care for older Americans. According to the reports, issued by the trustees of the programs’ trust funds, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become insolvent by 2018, due largely to rapidly rising costs of American health care outstripping the payroll taxes that fund the program. The report on Social Security indicates that this program will be able to pay out 100 percent of benefits until 2040, when the trustees predict the fund will be exhausted—a year earlier than previous projections. After that it would be able to cover 74 percent of promised benefits out of revenues until 2080, when it would decline to 70 percent.

Wrong Approach (tags)

We may be able to find a middle ground in resolving the issue of unregulated migration into the US from Mexico.

December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)

Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"

Save "Tookie" Williams (tags)

Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be executed.

SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)

Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War

BioTech Healthcare Video Series (tags)

I've released the 1st of a 5 video series on the healthcare aspect of the BioTech Industry. I'll be releasing 1 a week until finished... may not be able to post each time. (personal hell)

Even U.S. Corporations Like Canada's National Health Plan (tags)

Even as they lobby in Washington against any move towards socializing the health care system, U.S. companies are shifting production to Canada where they don’t have the cost of paying for employee health care, and once there, they are joining Canadian firms in calling for better funding for health care and more extensive services. What’s going on here?

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

Nurses Win Victory Against Nazi Gov Schwarzenegger (tags)

Cheers reverberated among all supporters of labor in all 58 counties of California and across the nation as the California Nurses Association won confirmation in Sacramento Superior Court on March 4, 2005 of its hard-fought victory to reduce nurse-patient ratios, saving our lives and mandating decent working conditions for nurses

The So. Cal. Grocery Strike: A Years Perspective (tags)

Its been a year since the end of the longest grocery srike in US history. Where do we stand now, and what really was at issue? Was anything really resolved? (orginally posted at :www.worldsocialism.org/usa/blog)

Transgenders Lack Access to Proper Health Care (tags)

Transgenders discuss how the health care system falls short of their needs.

Transitioning Health Care (tags)

Town Hall Meeting on healthcare and coverage for transgender people

Mass Protest Called Of Injured and Disable Workers In Sacramento (tags)

The San Francisco Labor Council and other injured workers and health and safety groups have called for a mass protest on Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2005 in Sacramento to protest the attack on injured and disabled workers and to demand single payer healthcare.

Psst!~ Hey buddy, did you hear how great the Iraq war is going? (tags)

Corporate mind-controllers, having taken over the media, are now going after that last bastion of free communication: the grapevine. Can the Pentagon and White House be far behind?

Riverside Criminalization of Homelessness Event (tags)

Speaking event on the criminalization of homelessness in Riverside, CA.

October Surprise and Senate Office Closings (tags)

The long awaited October Surprise is clearly on the horizon. Multimillionaire Senator Mark Dayton, Democrat, Minnesota, of the Target Corporation family, the 2d largest retailer in the US, closed his Washington office until after 11/2, and they all have received "hair-curling" briefings about alleged terrorist attacks pending in Wash, D.C.

Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)

In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.

PROTEST BUSH IN SANTA MONICA - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! (tags)

Protest G.W. Bush in Santa Monica Thursday, August 12, 4 pm Initiated by ANSWER Coalition

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)

Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges

100,000 strikers force SBC to pick up phone (tags)

CHICAGO – Phone giant SBC Communications got the message when 100,000 workers in 13 states put down their headsets and tool belts to hit the streets, transmitting their own powerful message.

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)

Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.

California workers hold the line on health care (tags)

Somehow surviving on $20 per day strike pay, the United Food and Commercial Workers continue to maintain a picket line outside Vons and Albertsons grocery stores in Southern California. Seventy thousand workers are on strike against Safeway/Vons in Southern California -- and locked out by Albertsons and Kroger/Ralphs. Despite a 91% profit growth over the last five years, the grocery chain owners are demanding wholesale cuts in employee health care benefits. Workers from seven locals voted over 90% to reject the offer by three of the largest supermarket operators in the country, Vons (Safeway-owned), Ralphs (Kroger-owned) and Albertsons and set up picket lines October 11, 2003. See http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/

Grocery Settlement at What Cost? (tags)

It appears that the proposed contract settlement will be at a huge cost to future employees. Would that the leadership matched the membership in determination and courage!

Grocery workers win lawmakers’ backing (tags)

LOS ANGELES – If Safeway and its CEO Steve Burd have their way, the 21st century will have conditions more like the 19th century for working families, said Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, speaking to a panel led by four Democratic California congresspeople.

"LA Grocery Workers Battle for Healthcare" - 45 Min. 20Mbps MP3. (tags)

LA (& SF) Grocery Workers Battle for Healthcare - 45 minutes. 20 Kbps MP3.

Four More Years of Bush Please! (tags)

I cannot in all conscience support the platforms of any of the so-called front-runners in the Democratic Presidential primary including that of Senator John Kerry. The nebulous description of a universal health care system Senator Kerry is supporting that sounds like a repeat of Clinton's false promise in 92 does not contain the words "Not for Profit Single Payer Universal Health Care System".

Voters riled by war, health costs, economy (tags)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Health care, jobs and the Iraq war were the issues on voters’ minds as they turned out in record numbers for the Jan. 27 presidential primaries here. Over 214,000 voted in the Democratic primary, far exceeding any previous year’s total.

Portlanders support California supermarket workers (tags)

Yesterday, a crowd of about 50 rallied at the Safeway at 1100 NE Broadway in Portland to support the 70,000 workers who have been locked out of Southern California supermarkets for insisting on keeping hard-fought health benefits in the face of austerity plans being imposed by the big supermarket chains. See here for previous feature. Supporters marched into the store, up and down the aisles, chanting "Boycott Safeway!" and demanding fairness for workers and affordable health care for all...

Help Grocery Workers and Their Families (tags)

Good links for info and aid to grocery strikers

Step it Up (tags)

As the grocery strike goes into its second month, it's time to go beyond the conservative strategies of the AFL-CIO

Does this man really deserve your vote? (tags)

At best, Dean represents the Democratic Party’s recognition that it has lost the support of many liberals--and an attempt to pull them back into the fold in 2004. But Dean is certain to move rightward once he has won the support of progressives and knows that he can count on their votes--in the hopes of appearing more "electable" to the political establishment.

The Dean Deception (tags)

"Howard is not a liberal. He's a pro-business, Rockefeller Republican."

The Health Care Epidemic (tags)

Health Care

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)

1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq

Grocery Strike - Fight to Win! (tags)

The grocery strike affects all workers. For the first time, a major contract would be without affordable health care. The entire labor movement should fight this, and FIGHT TO WIN!

Building Bridges Radio-The Southern California Supermarket Strike/Lockout (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

BTL:A Majority Of Americans Favor Government-Run Universal Healthcare System... (tags)

...Insurance Companies & Politicians Resist Change. Interview with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)

ADOPT A STORE - UFCW 770 (tags)

SOLIDARITY FOREVER - START NOW!

Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)

The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.

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Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)

The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.

Kucinich: A time to rekindle the dreams (tags)

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.

Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)

Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.

Health care costs spark Calif. strikes (tags)

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Daniel Lucra, 19, just wants to keep his health care in case he gets sick or hurt on his job behind the deli counter at Albertson’s, where slippery floors and sharp blades can cause injuries.

L.A. Greens offer support and massages to UFCW Strikers (tags)

L.A.GREENS will walk the picket line while our massage therapists give free massages to the strikers. SAT OCT 18 10a - 12n Ralphs at 3rd and La Brea, LA SUN OCT 19 10a - 12n Ralphs at Sunset and Fuller, Hollywood

14 More reasons (tags)

Even more evidence that 'AID$' is a rascist puritan myth

A call for all activists to provide aid to the strikers (tags)

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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Recall Mandate: Gov Davis' Anti-Labor Attack on Workers' Compensation (tags)

Death penalty Democrat Gov Gray Davis made sure we should support his recall by signing a reactionary Workers' Compensation bill on 9/12/03, slashing Workers' Comp. benefits.

Public health as a public good (tags)

Infectious diseases, though they manifest themselves in individuals, really are a public issue. We are no healthier than the health of our community, which itself has an ever-increasing scope.

Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull (tags)

CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy.

Leaving Las Vegas for a healthier state of being? (tags)

Since Nevada is no longer a frontier state, a fundamental rethinking of health care is in order; "The libertarian attitude has to evolve" else "we should all leave"

DEAN TO PRESIDENT BUSH: "IT'S TIME FOR THE TRUTH." (tags)

Former Vermont governor says American people should know the true intentions behind Bush administration's agenda (July 25, 2003)

Nurses Vs. Tenet Healthcare (tags)

7/24/03 Business Week reported: Neither the blazing sun nor the rush-hour traffic could deter the angry knot of nurses who gathered on July 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, site of Tenet Healthcare's (THC ) annual shareholder meeting. The nurses -- some wearing black bandanas across their mouths -- were protesting Tenet's efforts to prevent the California Nurses Assn. from unionizing some of its hospitals. "We're California nurses!" they chanted. "Mighty, mighty nurses! We will not be silenced!"

Radical right imposes austerity on Texas (tags)

AUSTIN, Texas – After three years in power, the Bush administration’s vision is coming more sharply into focus

California budget targets health care (tags)

Last November, the California government announced the most severe budget crisis in California’s history—a budget shortfall of $38 billion for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. One month later, Governor Gray Davis imposed emergency budget cuts of $10.2 billion. These cuts are exacerbating a chronic health care crisis affecting nearly all counties in California. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jun2003/cali-j24.shtml

Unions Protest Budget Cuts in Education and Health Care (tags)

Last Wednesday hundreds of angry people from SEIU gather in downtown LA to protest proposals made in Sacramento to make deep cuts in public jobs and essential services, including public schools, health care, child care, libraries, child support, community colleges, homecare, social services, courts and public safety.

D.C. rally targets 2004 elections: ‘Take back America’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – Wearing plastic top hats and chanting, “Who needs Medicare? I’m a millionaire!” over 1,000 mock-capitalists marched to Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, June 6, to thank him for pushing through another trillion dollar tax cut for the rich while slashing Medicaid and education.

Unionists launch drive to win White House (tags)

DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here on May 16 and 17. In his opening remarks AFSCME President Gerald McEntee blasted the Bush White House, calling the 2004 elections “critical for AFSCME members and all of America’s working families.”

Know War / UCLA (tags)

another Letter to the Editor, commenting on a stray student

Marcha For Social Justice In Our Communities (tags)

MARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND AGAINST WAR

"The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse (tags)

"Behind closed doors, the WTO negotiated GATS, an agreement on liberalization of services. Health conglomerates all over the world can steal solvent patients. The existential necessity water could soon be much more expensive." Trans. from German

Bush guts Health Care for Veterans; Michael Moore's Popularity Surges (tags)

Green news and opion updated daily

Health care volunteers and supplies needed for Gulf War II protests - Please Join Us! (tags)

Health care volunteers and supplies needed for Gulf War II protests - Please Join Us! Physicians For Social Responsibility - Los Angeles will be helping to coordinate health care professionals (MD's, DO's, NP's, RN's, PA's, EMT's, etc) and others volunteering to provide health care at the site of the large protests planned in various locations around Southern California after the beginning of Gulf War II.

Health care not war fare and Rancho Tent city protest (tags)

Health care not warfare and Rancho Tent city protest

Health care volunteers and supplies needed for Gulf War II protests - Please Join Us! (tags)

Physicians For Social Responsibility - LA will be helping to coordinate health care professionals (MD's, DO's, NP's, RN's, PA's, EMT's, etc) volunteering to provide health care at the site of the large protests planned in Southern California upon the beginning of Gulf War II. Health care providers who can donate their services and/or supplies may contact PSR-LA for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Major Anti-War March in LA March 15! (tags)

The next day of national protests against war on Iraq will be Sat. March 15, including in Washington D.C., San Francisco and LOS ANGELES! Assemble Olympic and Broadway at noon.

Update - Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)

Update: Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections....

AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy (tags)

(see related story below) The AFL-CIO charged in a Jan. 27 report that, despite President Bush’s rosy claims, the economy is in worse shape than it was two years ago when measured by all the key indicators important to working families.

36 cities tell Bush: Give peace a chance (tags)

Warning that war with Iraq will cost thousands of Iraqi and U.S. lives and waste billions of tax dollars needed for education and health care, the city council of Gary, Ind., unanimously approved a resolution Jan.7 opposing war on the oil-rich nation.

Upgrade to the Green Party's 10 Key Values (tags)

You can have the very same idea and describe it where it is appealing, confusing or appalling. The current language is a good document if you are talking to the choir, but those folks are already on board. If we are going to have real political impact we need to seek the middle class, disenfranchised voter.

Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)

The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.

POSSIBLE ASSASSINATION OF WELLSTONE!? (tags)

Repost of article which first appeared on Minnesota Indymedia. Before all you people start crying "conspiracy theory," remember the little Anthrax incident about a year ago to the day in which 2 Democratic Party Senators were sent anthrax genetically identical to US Army/CIA anthrax at Ft. Detrick, MD. Also, remember the curious death of Clifford Baxter, Enron executive in Sugarland, TX--Tom Delay's home district.

CHICANO MORATORIUM PHOTO (tags)

"United We Stand" against war, racism, poverty, and repression!"

CHICANO MORATORIUM PHOTO #1 (tags)

During the August 24th, 2002 march commemorating the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, some 300 Chicano/Mexicanos took to the streets to call for Health Care, Schools, Jobs, and an end to interventionist wars and Police Brutality.

CALLING ALL ANARCHISTS, COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS .. PROTEST BUSH IN L.A! (tags)

BUSH, THE RIGHT-WING NEO LIBERAL, LYING POLITRICK SHIT BAG, IMPERIALIST NAZI IS COMING TO LOS ANGELES TO RAISE MORE MONEY FOR HIS RIGHT WING ANTI-CHOICE BILLIONAIRE CRONY BILL SIMON.

Police Intimidation and Arrests at Peaceful Protest in Long Beach (tags)

frist hand account of protest held in long beach, december 22

Police Intimadation and Arrests at Peaceful Protest in Long Beach (tags)

First hand account of events occuring at an anit-war demonstration in Long Beach.

The Inside Story: Laura Bush (tags)

Immediately following First Lady Laura Bush's address to the nation on Saturday

The Inside Story: Laura Bush (tags)

Immediately following First Lady Laura Bush's address to the nation on Saturday

State Worker Solidarity (tags)

SUPPORT California State Workers In Their Struggle For A Contract

NY Jobs with Justice with WBAI (tags)

Building Bridges presents NY Jobs with Justice 10th Anniv Reception & Awards Presentation.Broadcast Live over WBAI's Radio in Exile www.wbix.org Thursday, June 21 6-8 PM EST

An effective way to lower energy prices (tags)

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Area Dissidents Hold Banner ON Pedestrian Bridge at Georgia State University4/7 (tags)

WE DEMAND HEALTH CARE NOT WARFARE 88-92 FM APRIL 22!

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