June

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Single-payer rally "welcomes" insurance industry group

It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."

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Tired of pollution, Chicago students demand clean air

Dozens of students, calling themselves the "Anti-Pollution Revolution," from high schools in Chicago's mostly Mexican American neighborhood protested against local power plants.

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Pete Seeger on Woody Guthrie, youth and the environment

"These were the original verses, which Woody had written. He sang them several different ways. The way I learned it is how he wrote it, mentioning private property."

Stop the banksters: Michigan county weighs foreclosure moratorium

The UAW's Miguel Foster called the area's foreclosure epidemic an "economic and human catastrophe" that is affecting many of his union's members.

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Interfaith coalition tells Congress: Put job creation first

The group, comprised of Muslim, Christian and Jewish organizations, called on Congress "to protect poor people from bearing the brunt of budget cuts."

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Philadelphia principals join teachers to slam mass layoffs

Hundreds of school employees and supporters packed the meeting of the School Reform Commission to protest the district's announced 1,500 layoffs.

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Video: Fighting, teaching and learning in Walkerville

What a treat to walk around and talk to the "Walkerville" citizens! Great discussions going on all the time. History, political economy, trade unionism, coalition building and many other topics fill the air.

Arrested for feeding the homeless

As police officers here arrested four people for distributing food to the homeless in an Orlando park, June 8, a crowd chanted, "Food is a right, not a privilege!"

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Night of the living unions!

As part of the 4th annual Chicago Zombie March, members from UNITE HERE Local 1 applied some face paint and walked the picket line in front of the Congress Hotel.

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We Are One rally targets reps who “chose CEOs over workers”

In this past legislative session Representatives Fuhr and Haefner supported Wisconsin-style attacks on working families.

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