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Occupy Albany avoids police eviction

Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.

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Chicago unemployment activist’s message of hope

When Janet Edburg was laid off from her job at a Chicago photo lab equipment manufacturer three years ago, she experienced first hand the despair felt by millions of unemployed workers.

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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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Oakland demos spark call for nonviolence & end to repression

In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.

Police evict Occupy Oakland

In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.

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Chicago fight back week for jobs (with video)

Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice.

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Occupy El Paso launched on Monday

Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

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Online petition shows wide support for jobs bill (with video)

Within hours of its online posting, hundreds had signed the petition, with over a thousand signatures the first day.

Teach-in promotes labor-student unity

Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.

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