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Netroots Nation 2014: Building a movement in 144 characters

Many of the panels, views, and strategies focused on at the Detroit conference emphasized activism, getting out the vote and ways to combat right extremism.

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U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.

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Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

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AFGE hits plans to force "Internet only" on Social Security recipients

Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.

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Retirees gather, organize for social justice

Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.

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Privilege - towards a Marxist analysis

The promotion of the concept of privilege is spreading like wildfire. Everybody is talking about the privilege of being of a preferred group. Preferred by whom, is the issue. 

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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#ImagineSocialism: Join the May 1 Google Hangout

The CPUSA will host a Google Hangout with Jacobin magazine founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA co-editor Michael Steven Smith.

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"Truthful Tuesday": Moral Monday movement spreads to South Carolina

"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.

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Feinstein blows the whistle on CIA torture

Feinstein believes the CIA destroyed or removed previously provided records of interrogations where numerous torture methods were used.

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