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Walmart sues activist for standing up for exploited workers

The world's largest and most oppressive corporation in the world, Walmart has sued a retired union activist for standing up for the victims of Walmart, some of the most oppressed workers in the world.


Letter from North Carolina: I was arrested with Rev. Barber 2013

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed an anti-woman bill on abortion that the state House had passed into law, which restricts how abortions can be carried out.


California inmates go on hunger strike (audio)

Inmates in California are risking their lives against a form of punishment many say is worse than death.


Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.


Oakland Airport concession workers strike for a day

"This company was breaking the law, they were making us work 12 hours a day with no breaks and no overtime pay."


Senate rules fight today a big deal for a Battle Creek woman

Unions have had an ongoing campaign to force the Senate to vote on the NLRB nominees this week. Majority Leader Harry Reid planned to change the filibuster rule to eliminate the Republicans' roadblock.


Female prisoners in Calif. found to be the victims of coerced sterilizations

From at least 1997-2010, nearly 150 women were found to be sterilized while in prison,.


Texans stand with women

In Dallas 200 Texans attended a "Stand with Texas Women" rally and press conference in front of City Hall. The night before, some 1,100 attended a rally there.


Zimmerman verdict becomes rallying point for social justice action

"If anything good is to come, this is the time to build a movement," said national NAACP spokesman Eric Wingerter this weekend as his organization gathered for its national convention.


Texas Senate enacts harsh new anti-abortion laws

The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.

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