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Seven undocumented demonstrators arrested at immigration detention center

At the Broadview Detention Center, more than 150 demonstrated, calling on the Obama administration to suspend deportations, which they say are tearing families apart.


From occupation to cooperative: workers fight for their jobs

"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."


NY City Council passes family leave

By a 45-3 margin, the NYC Council on May 8 passed a bill mandating paid sick or family leave for millions of workers in thousands of businesses. The margin can override any threatened mayoral veto.


Texans rally to expand Medicaid

"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.


Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.


Those pushing school reform have never been in a classroom

Respect teachers? The Republican-dominated Michigan legislature has done the exact opposite.


Maryland abolishes death penalty

One fallacy of the death penalty, opponents say, is the chance for fatal error.


Documents reveal sexual assaults in military a growing epidemic

Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.


Texas style May Day and Cinco de Mayo

Early May was marching time all over Texas.


Labor Dept. tosses Florida scheme to curb jobless benefits

A Florida civil rights group's legal complaint has led the U.S. Labor Department to toss yet another GOP scheme to deny workers jobless benefits, by imposing a qualification test so tough that many workers can't pass it.

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