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Selma, then and now: reflections on an American story

Selma 1965 represents the worst and best of America: our home-grown terrorism and abuses of power, AND the immense courage and persistence that can bring about change.

Blockupy movement blossoms in Frankfurt

Blockupy gathered disparate groups into a solid force, not only on the question of Greece but against the highway robbery tactics of the powerful private German banks.

Ground zero for climate change: Antarctica has hottest day ever

"Ice shelves in West Antarctica have lost as much as 18 percent of their volume over the last two decades, with rapid acceleration occurring over the last decade."

"One of Us": Murder mystery in coal mining town

O'Dell's observations about life in the contemporary coal region from a historical perspective are dead-on accurate.

Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.

Jim Hightower opens new front in fight to save postal service

"The Postal Service takes in $68 billion a year in revenue and Wall Street wants it."