Pay your share! Community members crash Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Who would have guessed the Mercantile Exchange needed help from Illinois taxpayers?


Thousands protest Philly school closings, layoffs

Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.


NATO protest reflections: Winning tactics vs. dead ends

One by one, they threw their medals toward the generals and statesmen behind the high barricades surrounding the NATO Summit in Chicago.


Did Dharun Ravi verdict bring justice for Tyler Clementi?

Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.


Florida’s Orange County OKs domestic partnerships

Orange County, Fla., home of Walt Disney World, became the second county in Central Florida to pass a domestic partnership ordinance.


The new health care law and you – Ask a doc!

A group of physicians here has formed a speakers bureau dubbed, "The New Healthcare Law and You - Ask a Doc!"


Activists abuzz over Bayer’s bee killing

Some 90+ activists gathered in San Pablo Park in West Berkeley, California, near where one of the Bayer facilities was located, to protest the company's insect-killing.


Immigrant rights activists say keep families together

Vargas, the father of four U.S. citizen children, has led a crime free life but now sits in a Monroe County jail.


In the “other Chicago,” mental health patients out of options

Millions gathered in the Windy City for the NATO summit. But over in the "other Chicago" - the inner city, Latino and African American-majority neighborhoods, people are suffering.


Massachusetts: job creation up, unemployment down

Perhaps the nation's most Democratic and liberal state, Massachusetts has experienced months of declining unemployment rates.

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