January

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Ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is the right thing to do

Gay rights activists welcome President Barack Obama's recent remarks calling for an end to the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Obama made the appeal at the end of his first State of the Union speech Wednesday.

Audio: Communist Party responds to Obama's SOTU address

The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.

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Howard Zinn: people’s historian

Howard Zinn died yesterday but he will live on, as future generations read his A Peoples History of the United States and say "Wow!"

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Officials covered up deaths of detained immigrants

Recently obtained documents, memos and videos suggest government officials systematically covered up malicious abuses contributing to the deaths of 107 immigration detainees

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Rallies demand strong health care bill

On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, people in over 130 communities around the country rallied at Congressional offices Jan. 26.

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Rep. Larson's office greets emergency rally for health care

Over 100 determined people attended an emergency rally Tuesday to save national health care reform. The gathering marched outside the office of Representative John Larson.

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Lawsuit charges Border Patrol with harassing Latinos

The U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio restrain and interrogate Latinos about their immigration status based solely on their Hispanic appearance, a lawsuit filed by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee charges.

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Teens testify ‘We want jobs’

CHICAGO, Ill.— According to 18-year-old African American Gabrielle Banks, having a job as a young person these days, is more than just an opportunity to gain experience in the workforce or build skills. A job is critical, right now, because it helps provide for the basic necessities at home, she said.

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In Obama’s hometown, people still believe

CHICAGO—It's just another cold day in the Windy City. People are going to work and school, picking up groceries, or putting in their application for help to pay their heating bill.

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Senate defeats deficit commission

Labor and progressive groups scored a victory yesterday with the defeat of the undemocratic deficit commission in the Senate.

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