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Firefighters union leads somber 9/11 commemoration

Hundreds of union members lost their lives doing their job on that horrific day 12 years ago; the labor movement continues to honor all 9/11 victims and work like hell for those who survived.

 

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Sept. 11, 2001 archives: Facing the future from Ground Zero

On street corners and doorsteps in neighborhoods around Manhattan burning candles stand as small monuments to hope and peace. Tens of thousands have participated in candlelight vigils. It's a city coming to terms with one of the most horrific events in U.S. history.

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Protesters to Obama: "400,000, not one more deportation"

CHICAGO - Twelve undocumented Chicagoans were arrested May 29 as they blocked rush hour traffic to demand that President Obama stop deportations.

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Obama proposes end to "state of perpetual war"

In a speech at the National Defense University yesterday President Barack Obama declared the nation must move away from the "state of perpetual war" that has existed since 9/11.

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Chicago teachers to vote Sunday on ending strike

CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.

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Rural America wants four more years

"Republicans know their hold on the country depends on keeping some voters out of the voting place," said Boyd Richie, former chair of the Texas Democratic Party.

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Obama: Election is clearest choice in generation

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party nomination for a second term Sept 6 calling the  Nov. 6 election the starkest choice for working people in half a century.

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Doctors converge on DNC to defend Obamacare

A big bus emblazoned with the words, "Patients Over Politics" rolled into town during Carolina Fest.

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DNC union delegates lobby colleagues for workers rights

Hundreds of union members, delegates to the Democratic National Convention, fanned out among their colleagues bearing little orange cards, talking about union rights.

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Women at DNC return fire in GOP “War on Women”

Women speakers at the Democratic National Convention appealed for President Obama's reelection as the best answer to the GOP's "war on women."

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