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Peoplesworld job opening: Managing editor

Peoplesworld.org has an opening for a full-time managing editor.or a full-time managing editor.


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.


As mayors meet in San Francisco, ending racist violence is a theme

One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.


Today in history: Loving Day celebrates end of interracial marriage ban

How perfect that Loving Day refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple in the Supreme Court case.


Bernie Sanders slams Republicans on Social Security

As the field of Republican presidential candidates grows, their calls for deep cuts to Social Security do, too.


Today in history: Happy birthday, Karl Marx!

The ideas of Marxism are like a vintage wine.


Freddie Gray's death lit another fuse, this time it's Baltimore

Freddie Gray's name tragically joins the seemingly endless list of young African American men brutally murdered at the hands of police.


What's behind Republican attacks on Social Security?

Eleven million people who receive Social Security disability benefits could see their benefits cut by 20 percent in 2016.


Have a heart, Wendy’s! Valentine’s Day weekend of action

Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.

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