August

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Working class issues highlighted in Kentucky governor’s race

The latest polls for the Kentucky gubernatorial election show a lead for the Democrat, with 52 percent of likely voters leaning towards him.

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Bay Area community to Congress: good jobs now!

A veritable rainbow of Oakland residents lined up at the microphones Aug. 16 to tell four members of Congress how the economic crisis affects them.

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Detroit demands action on jobs

Over 5,000 jobseekers showed up in Detroit for the second stop on the Congressional Black Caucus's "For the People" tour.

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Wisconsin voters turn thumbs down on Walker agenda

Wisconsin voters yesterday rejected a well-funded attempt to recall two Democratic state senators who stood up against Gov. Scott Walker.

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Another hot Wisconsin election today, after big labor push

Wisconsin workers are flocking to the polls today to defend two state senators who challenged Gov. Scott Walker's attack on union organizing rights.

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Smiley and West poverty tour draws criticism, support

Talk show host Tavis Smiley and academic activist Cornel West embarked last week on a poverty tour to highlight growing inequality in the U.S.

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Koch money aids Scott Walker in Wisconsin voter suppression

It appears that the GOP is not alone in initiating voter suppression: Americans for Prosperity has joined in on the action.

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Right wing running scared in Wisconsin

With the first big electoral test of whether organized labor can successfully push back at the polls against the radical right, it is apparent here that labor's opponents are running scared.

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Florida legislators derailing democracy

Voters approved amendments to protect voting rights and prevent political gerrymandering, but legislators are stalling their implementation.

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Illinois governor signs state DREAM Act into law

In a packed auditorium at the Benito Juarez high school, hundreds of elected officials, students, community leaders and immigrant rights supporters watched as Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law.