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High and low points of Connecticut’s history with Cuba

The Dec. 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba was a day we thought we might never see.

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GOP Congress aims dagger at Social Security

On its first day of business here the GOP-run House launched what could end up as the most serious attack yet on Social Security.

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Unions and allies converge on D.C. to raise wages

The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.

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NY Better World Awards honor activists, salute protests

Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.

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New tasks for the Cuba solidarity movement

Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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AFGE says military overspending led to unpaid furloughs

"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."

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Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.

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