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Why the U.S. does what it does in Ukraine

If you want to understand why our government is so worked up about Ukraine, a good place to start is with U.S. actions in Yugoslavia some 25 years ago.

ATU, Sierra Cub to band together in pro-mass transit campaign

 Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.

NYC AFSCME wins reinstatement for disabled workers Bloomberg fired

 Eleven disabled workers, whom former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid off (fired) will get their jobs back, thanks to their AFSCME local.

Top 4 radical conclusions from Piketty’s “Capital In The 21st Century”

 Nearly every economist of any reputation must now deal with the stunning evidence behind the inequality trends Piketty illuminates.

Activists push for release of jailed trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani

He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.

Today in eco-history: Volcanic eruption kills 90,000-plus

The volcano, which began rumbling on Apr. 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly.