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Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Mujer Obrera: Occupy City Hall, demand stimulus funds for jobs

For at least a brief time this morning, members of La Mujer Obrera took to the 10th floor of City Hall, the offices of the city reps and the administration — word was they were heading next to the Cortes Building offices of U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes. From the NPT Inbox, here’s a news release from the organization:

Press Release—Women workers Occupy El Paso Texas City Hall! Demand Stimulus Funds for Jobs and Businesses!—Press Release

We call on all members of the community to join us in demanding that the City and Federal governments invest in a future for low-income women on the border.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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The Tea Party Express and FOXNews in El Paso

From a rush transcript of the Great Van Susteren show on, which covered the Tea Party Express in El Paso last night:

JENKINS: Why are you here?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I am here to tell all of the veterans — myself being a veteran. We all took an oath when we joined the service to protect the constitution of the United States from the enemies outside of this country as well as inside the country.

And I will die — just because I left the service with an honorable discharge, I would still give my blood to protect this country from going down the tubes.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

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